Kerikeri High School

Total School Roll: 1500
Number of International Students: 61
Year Levels: 9-13
Type of School: Co-educational, State
Number of International Department Staff: 3

Kerikeri High School has high standards and a proven track record of academic achievement but what makes us unique is the Kerikeri environment and our highly regarded Sailing Academy.

Kerikeri is a vibrant, bustling town of about 15,000 people located in the beautiful Bay of Islands in northern New Zealand approximately 45 minutes by plane or 3 hours by car north of Auckland. Originally home to Maori villages, Kerikeri was one of the first places settled by European missionaries in the early 1800s.  World-class sailing, fishing, and diving are available in the Bay of Islands. Kerikeri has a unique lifestyle with numerous cafes, boutique shops, artists, and galleries.

Kerikeri High School has wonderful facilities including several recently completed buildings. We are committed to providing the best possible environment for our students and are constantly upgrading and expanding to best meet their needs.  The new Culinary and Hospitality Centre was opened in 2012 providing Junior and Senior kitchens, pantry, chiller, and two classrooms one of which doubles as the Apprentis Restaurant.

Kerikeri High School has an Auditorium, a large welcoming Library, a large Gymnasium, and the use of a swimming complex which includes a diving pool.   They have a huge range of specialist facilities, a modern Performing Arts Complex, including Music facilities and a high tech Technology and Arts Complex.

Features of the school are the extra programmes offered: Sailing Academy (every Friday) and the Theatre Arts Academy which is integrated into the school timetable of four periods per week. Students enrol in 4 or 5 academic subjects as well as academy practice and theory.  The Academic Plus Programme is available to international students who can choose from Academic Plus Golf, Equestrian or Surfing on a term by term basis.

The Sailing Academy:
Kerikeri High School has a proud sailing tradition with a history of national and international titles. Many of our students have gone on to distinguished sailing careers and competed at the highest levels of the sport.  Our tutors have considerable experience in a wide range of boats, regattas and sailing conditions. They have spent many years teaching and passing on their knowledge and expertise.  The Sailing Academy owns or has access to excellent facilities including a fleet of 30 boats, shore facilities at Lake Manuwai and The Kerikeri Cruising Club, and the waters of Lake Manuwai and The Bay of Islands.  The Academy has close ties with Yachting New Zealand and The New Zealand Qualifications Authority.