Huanui College

Type: Co-ed, Private
Location:  Glenbervie, Whangarei
Roll:  300 students
International: 10 students
Years: 9-13

Huanui College is dedicated to providing Northland children with a uniquely individual educational experience. We believe that every child must be valued as an individual. Our shared vision is to develop self-confidence, self-worth and happiness in our students, within a special atmosphere of encouragement and support. The range of educational opportunities and learning approaches is designed to help each student discover and develop their strengths and weaknesses and identify areas where assistance may be needed. Opportunities for student leadership in all years will foster students’ self-confidence and promote responsibility for their own actions. We aspire to provide a place of learning where achieving personal excellence is the aim and expectation of every child.

Huanui College offers the Cambridge International qualification in Years 10-13 and from 2021 Te Huarahi o Huanui, which is a pathway providing practical and applied courses of study. Both pathways prepare students for success at tertiary level.  Years 7-9 are provided with a foundation course which prepares students for their qualification years.  Unique features include experiential education; positive education; compulsory sport, cultural and community service programmes; our whanau pastoral care structure, where all students belong to a ‘school within a school.’

Huanui College Unique Features & Programmes

Educational Highlights

Each year our students are recognised at the Cambridge Learner Awards. Huanui College has students who attain High Achievement, Top in New Zealand, and Top in the World awards to acknowledge their level of academic achievement.  We have a high rate of university entrance and we prepare all our students for success beyond their life at the College.  We are a school that ‘punches above its weight’ in academic, community, cultural and sporting endeavours.

Cultural Highlights:

The culmination of cultural education at the College is our annual ‘Night of the Arts’ production, open to both the school community and the public, with the 2020 show to be held at the Forum in Whangarei. This event showcases the artistic and musical talents of our students through the display of art portfolios, dance, drama, kapahaka, solo and group musical items.  The evening concludes with the announcement of the winner of the whanau competition.

Sporting Highlights

A wide variety of sports are offered at Huanui and we emphasise participation, fun, understanding the spirit and value of sport as well as providing quality sporting experiences. Students participate in regional and provincial competitions, such as the AIMS Games and national competitions such as the Maadi Cup.  We have the flexibility to provide students with the opportunity to form their own sports clubs to pursue particular interests as well as providing a range of traditional sports and some that may be considered more exotic, such as lacrosse.  Students enjoy representing their College and we are competitive in anything we enter; currently the College is the North Island mixed team secondary school hockey champions.

Special Facilities

Special features of the College include its 30ha rural setting with close proximity to Whangarei; the College farm which provides students with experience in agricultural and horticultural science; membership of the Association of Cambridge Schools of New Zealand and the Independent Schools of New Zealand associations; and a focus on learner agency which fosters in children a sense of responsibility to participate in the world and, in so doing, to influence people, events and circumstances for the better.

Meet our Ambassadors

Jaeyeon Lee – South Korea

Emily Stolwerk – New Zealand

Meet our Teachers

Spanish teacher – Ms Zabaleta

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