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Horowhenua College

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

Horowhenua College is a public co-educational secondary school in Levin set in a rural community between Tararua Ranges, Lake Horowhenua, and the Tasman Sea.  We provide a balanced education catering for the academic, sporting and art students.    A wide range of subjects is offered including Performing Arts, Technology subjects, Outdoor Education, Art/Design/Photography and Languages (Maori, Spanish, Japanese and tutor support for Latin and conversational French).  Students can engage with both academic and cultural experiences. Horowhenua College has regularly taught students who have gained Scholarship in a range of subjects including - Physics, Biology, Geography, Art, English, Accounting, Maths and Statistics, Calculus.  Students gaining this level are the top 3% of the country.  

Contact Horowhenua College
Physical address

68 Weraroa Road
5510 Levin
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Phone numbers

64 6 3686159

  • Number of students: 700
  • Number of international students: 25
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • Foundation Programme
  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Accommodation advisory service
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Homestay

Religious Facilities (on-site)

  • Multi-faith

Religious Clubs

  • Christian
Horowhenua College is situated 35 minutes by road to Massey University, UCOL (Palmerston North) and 90 minutes by road to Victoria University and other tertiary institutions. Horowhenua College is strong in sport with individuals and teams competing at national level, eg canoe polo. Vast range of community activities. Our vision is ‘Success for all Students’ and ‘the Nua way’ is to strive to be responsible, build positive relationships and be successful. Horowhenua College invites you to participate in our supportive community, explore many varied opportunities in ‘Real New Zealand’.

The Manawatu is heartland New Zealand. A landscape that sweeps from the sea to the Tararua Ranges, it offers an exciting range of adventure activities.

Choose from rafting, kayaking, blokarting, horse trekking, mountain biking, rock climbing and a host of other activities.

If you want to experience country life, it’s all around you. Go to a real stock auction. This is where the farmers buy and sell their farm animals, gathering around pens as the auctioneer rattles off bids. Stock auctions are one of New Zealand’s oldest traditions, dating back to the 1880s.

Or you could find a farmstay and meet farmers whose families have been on the land for generations.

There's a great diversity of attractions in Manawatu. In the vibrant student city of Palmerston North you can explore the world’s first museum devoted to rugby. If you’re a garden lover there are some fabulous public and private gardens to see, including one of the top rose gardens in the world. And a little way down the road around Horowhenua you’ll find such quirky attractions as an owl park, a farm devoted to Clydesdales and a fully operational Dutch windmill.
Main centres: 

Palmerston North


Bulls, Dannevirke, Feilding, Foxton, Marton, Pahiatua, Shannon, Taihape, Woodville

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
Education Manawatu is the local education organisation
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