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King's High School

Secondary (Years 9-13, approx age 13-17)

A boys' school, we are passionate about boys' education. Our mantra is that we want to Build Men for Life. We want our students to be good sons, brothers,fathers and uncles,  so values such as respect, responsibility, compassion, integrity are part of daily school life.  Always the students are urged to aim for Personal Excellence in everything they do.  Pursuit of excellence in academic life is the most important aspect but we also believe it is important that the strengthening of the boy's character is integral as well.  Leadership and etiquette are part of the school's mantra.  King's consistently gains high NCEA pass rates at all levels.  King's High School is the school of choice for parents of boys in Dunedin.

Contact King's High School
Physical address

270 Bay View Road
9012 Dunedin
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Phone numbers

64 3 455 7547

  • Number of students: 1008
  • Number of international students: 30
  • Males only

Qualifications available

  • Cambridge International Examinations
  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Career guidance
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Homestay

Religious Clubs

  • Christian

Founded in 1936, the school has undergone a complete re-building process. Consequently, facilities are modern and current. Students are taught in specialist classrooms; the curriculum is wide and varied, offering opportunities to all students. ESOL is available on every line of the timetable. A modern Performing Arts Centre cater for Music and Drama interests; a wide range of sports is available, all either coached or managed by school staff; expansive grounds for team sports. The Outdoor Education programme is particularly popular with international students.

Dunedin and Coastal Otago is a region of natural beauty overlaid with a fascinating cultural history, often referred to as the eco-capital of New Zealand.

The Otago coast stretches from the Waitaki north of Oamaru to the mighty Clutha River south of Dunedin. A must see are the mysterious Moeraki boulders.

Start at the north. New Zealand's Waitaki district is a place of haunting natural beauty with green pastures and small picture-book fishing villages. Stop in at Oamaru and look at the historic whitestone architecture, an amazing townscape that towers over a modest community.

Dunedin is New Zealand's city of the south. Known as the Edinburgh of New Zealand, it wears its Scottish heritage with pride. Surrounded by dramatic hills and at the foot of a long harbour, Dunedin is one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. The accommodation is good and plentiful; equally so, the natural attractions. On Dunedin’s doorstep you will find incredible wildlife including the world’s rarest penguins and, at Taiaroa Head, the world’s only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross.

Head further south, and you join the Southern Scenic Route, a must-do of the South Island that follows the wild coast down to Invercargill and then north-west to Manapouri and Te Anau.
Main centres: 

Dunedin, Oamaru


Balclutha, Milton, Mosgiel, Port Chalmers

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