Morrinsville College is a co-ed country school with 650 students. It is only 28 minutes away from Hamilton, New Zealand’s 4th largest city. It is a school where leaders are nurtured, Jacinda Ardern, our Prime Minister is an ex-student of our school, as are many other successful alumni.
The International Learning Area is a small and intimate department so all students receive personalised and individual attention. We have excellent ESOL tuition and pathways are discussed so that the most appropriate subjects are chosen for each student. Academic progress is closely monitored and tracked. We are very flexible when sorting timetables so if a student needs more help with ESOL then this can be arranged.
Morrinsville College provides courses for NCEA at three levels and the results are positive. We have all the traditional subjects as well as a working farm and Agri-Science and Business courses, Music, Drama and Visual Arts are some of our many strengths. We offer Junior Enrichment and extension Programmes for students who are Gifted and Talented. We also have many clubs and activities for our International Students to enjoy including sporting teams, cultural activities and clubs with many EOTC and in school activities.
The health and wellbeing of our International Students is a priority for us. We run drop-in sessions, where we share lunch and talk on an informal level so that we can help with any issues. The school has two Guidance Counsellors and our friendly Homestay Coordinator runs the 24/7 emergency phone. Academic Deans as well as the international Marketing Director regularly discuss academic progress and offer help and advice when needed.
We offer excellent homestay care at Morrinsville College. Our students are placed with appropriate families according to their strengths and interests and our Homestay Coordinator checks on their progress regularly.
If you want your son or daughter to develop strong leadership and social skills in pleasant surroundings yet close to the city, then Morrinsville College is a perfect choice. Come and visit us – we know you will be impressed.