About Whangaparaoa College
The school is located north of Auckland (North Shore), in the North Island of New Zealand. The neighborhood of Whangaparaoa is about 50 minutes ride by bus from Auckland City Centre or 20 minutes by car. It is also possible to go by ferry from the central port terminal of Auckland.
Technologically modern, with last generation equipment, the school offers a range of scientific and technical disciplines such as mechatronics, graphic arts, computer design and graphics.
There is also a laboratory of food technology equipped to offer classes to the students interested in gastronomy knowledge.
The school has an auditorium for 1,200 people for meetings and drama classes, sets, lightening and sound, and costumes for the plays. There are also music and dance studios and classes from classical to hip-hop and the students can have private tuition if they are advances and need to further training and practice.
The school has tennis courts, diverse sports and organizes camping and incentives the sporting competitions between schools. As a curiosity, the school does not have a bell. Students must know when a new class begin and change classes automatically. The sports field is large and there is a gymnasium.
The school offers the academic disciplines but the differential are private tuition of music and dance and technology and engineering.
Sports: The school offers tennis, football (soccer), rugby, hockey, basketball, cross country, athletics and volleyball.
Disciplines: As examples of the diversity of disciplines offered, they are: Arts, Graphic Design, Photography, Biology, Business Management, Calculus, Chemistry, Visual and Communication Design, Digital Technology, Drama, Economy, Media, Geography, History, Hospitality, Information Technology, Maori Studies, Music, Dance, Physical Education, Physics, Social Studies, Statistics and Technology. Students can choose five subjects.
Stanmore Bay – Auckland
TYPE OF SCHOOL: Co-educational, public.
SCHOOL LEVEL: year 9-13
NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1400+
TERMS: T1 – 03 February – 25 April
T2 – 03 May – 09 July
T3 – 26 July – 01 October
T4 – 18 October – 15 December