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

Click here to read the 2017 International Student Yearbook

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 bands, vocal company, performance arts, sports, Rock quest, Stage Challenge, Kapa Haka and many others.

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In many courses students undertake Education Outside the Classroom that broaden their educational experience.


Each year a range of Development Opportunities are offered to students including berths on the Spirit of Adventure and representing the College at the Model United Nations to name but a few.

Students are extended with Outdoor Education activities such as kayaking, abseiling, and tramping aimed to build teamwork, problem solving skills.



An exciting range of Co-curricular Activities reinforce course work.  Enter the Young Designer of the Year Awards as well as academic competitions, Science Fair, fashion and photography competitions.


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 the ERO team during the most recent International audit:


“Nayland College places a high value on promoting and maintaining strong relationships within a culture of inclusion, diversity and individuality. Supporting the well-being of students remains a key priority and feature of the school. A range of rich learning opportunities within and beyond the school promotes student interest and engagement.”  E.R.O 2014


“The school effectively supports international students, promotes their involvement in the life of the school and fosters their well being and learning” E.R.O 2014

Click here to see the latest ERO report on Nayland College, 2016