Welcome to our International Students
Welcome to the Nayland College International Student Web site. As an International student you will have many questions that you want answered before making your final choice of study destination. This web site aims to answer the most commonly asked questions and to reassure you that studying at Nayland College is a good decision.
We invite you to have a look around and then come and join the Nayland way!
Nayland College is recognised as one of the leading co-educational high schools in New Zealand. It has:
- A strong tradition of academic success
- A reputation for leadership in information technology and curriculum innovation
- A broad education with a great choice of subjects
- High educational and conduct standards
- Hardworking teachers who take a genuine interest in their students
- Many exciting sporting, cultural and leadership opportunities
- Many modern facilities in large attractive grounds
- Strong student support through our extensive pastoral core network
- Our happy friendly student-based atmosphere
"The school has initiated a values-based learning revolution. They have localised the curriculum and made a research-grounded pedagogical shift which has transformed learning across the school."
- Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards 2019
"The curriculum is enabling, relevant and responsive to the aspirations and needs of each student. Innovative curriculum design is underpinned by culturally and locally responsive priorities and is well informed by evidence and research."
- Education Review Office Report 2020
Nayland College works with students to achieve by encouraging personal excellence and achievement in all learning. Staff set high expectations of attainment, discipline, and organisation that will allow students to develop important competencies, knowledge and understanding.
There is a strong expectation that Nayland students should work hard to make the most of the diverse opportunities offered by our College’s academic, cultural and sporting programs.
Through a well-balanced and effective curriculum, Nayland College aims to ensure students develop as positive, self-confident young people, well-prepared for the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
We want our students to be considerate, responsible contributors to society, determined to succeed in any area of interest they pursue.
There are a large number of group activities in the College including: debating, drama club, dance groups, orchestra, jazz band, concert band, choir, performance arts, Rock Quest, Show Quest, Kapa Haka, a wide variety of sports and many others.
In many courses students undertake Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) activities that broaden their educational experience.
"Students experience varied and authentic opportunities to engage with people and places across the school, region and beyond."
- Education Review Office Report 2020
The Education Review Office (ERO) reviews schools and early childhood education services every three years, and publishes national reports on current education practice.
The following are comments made by the ERO team during the most recent review:
"The school proactively identifies and draws on community resources to support student achievement, wellbeing and learning pathways. Positive, respectful relationships with parents, whānau, iwi, the community and local businesses have led to effective partnerships for reciprocal learning."
"Students are considered central to all school decision making. Each individual is well supported through holistic academic and pastoral pathways for success. Trustees and leaders make deliberate and strategic decisions to direct staffing and other resourcing where it will have the greatest impact for learners."
- ERO Report 2020