“It works extremely well with students having done a year of NCEA and then graduating to a separate facility. Having a separate building is a very distinctive and important element. A lot of schools don’t have a common room for seniors at all, let alone having one as big as ours, and combining the final two year groups together.”
John Ruge, Head of Senior College
The Senior College provides a dynamic environment for Year 12–13 students, where a strong sense of independence and social responsibility is fostered, as they prepare for life beyond school.
Students in the Senior College are treated as young adults, and in recognition of their seniority are given particular privileges and freedoms along with the opportunity to enjoy their own separate facilities.
A unique atrium and foyer area welcomes students into the split-level, two-storey Senior College, which provides a seamless link to others areas of the building.
The Senior College has its own Student Centre, which includes a spacious common room with numerous lounge chairs and tables where students can socialise, study or relax; and a cafeteria with a hot water zip, microwave and seating for up to 80 people.