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Alfriston College

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

Welcome to Alfriston College. 

Alfriston College is a modern, multicultural school for boys and girls 13-18 years old. We are located on the outskirts of New Zealand's largest city, just a short drive from Auckland International Airport and the beach.
Alfriston College is dedicated to developing and supporting lifelong independent learners. We foster a sense of Belonging, value Learning and expect Success.

We have a committed staff who will support and guide you in all you do. We have an innovative approach to integrated learning which will get you thinking, along with a wide range of co-curricular activities, which will get you involved. We have a strong Whanau (house) system that will help you belong.

Our exceptional Outdoor Education programme is unique as it allows International Students to take part in adventures across all year levels.

We welcome International Students from Years 9 to 13. We have students who come for a short stay to experience a different culture and improve their English and students who stay for up to five years to gain NCEA for entrance to University here or abroad. 

We will do all we can to ensure you Belong, Learn and Succeed. 

Students who are looking for a multi-cultural experience, lots of adventures in the great New Zealand Outdoors and are open to an innovative new way of learning will fit well in Alfriston College.

Contact Alfriston College
Physical address

550 Porchester Road
2105 Auckland
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Phone numbers

64 9 269 0080

  • Number of students: 1,300
  • Number of international students: Around 7-10 FTE per year
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • Wifi on campus


  • Homestay

As a new school, we have excellent facilities. Beach volleyball courts, a dance studio, a student run café and adjustable learning spaces (we can move walls to make classrooms bigger or smaller!) are just some of the great design features. All classes have access to computers in the room and the library is spacious and well equipped. For our senior students, the Independent Learning Centre offers a space to study outside of lesson times. All the whänau blocks have sinks and microwaves for students to use with spaces to sit, chat and make friends at break times.

With an irresistible combination of magnificent natural scenery and a vibrant city lifestyle, Auckland is a place of exciting contrasts and endless adventures.

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and main transport hub. Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanting holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping, and you’re beginning to get the picture of Auckland, our largest and most diverse city.

More than just a city, Auckland is a whole region full of things to see and do. Best of all, with so many experiences close by it’s easy to hop from one adventure to the next.

A stunning natural playground

Auckland’s diverse landscapes provide countless opportunities to get immersed in nature. In the west, lush native rainforest plunges down the hills to meet the sea on dramatic black sand beaches, while the east’s sheltered golden sand beaches are fringed with red-flowering pohutukawa trees. To the north the rolling hills of wine country meet stunning coastlines and in the south you'll find picturesque country gardens, unspoilt forest and tranquil bays to explore.

Shopping and dining

Auckland is a shopaholic's paradise, with everything from top-end designers to open air street markets. Discover the diverse range of cafes and restaurants offering cuisine from around the globe and check out the buzzing nightlife of the central city. Favourite spots include Wynyard Quarter, the Viaduct Harbour, City Works Depot and the Britomart precinct.
Once you've seen the city, head out to one of Auckland's four distinct wine districts where you can sample local wines against the backdrop of vine-covered hills and sparkling ocean.

Hauraki Gulf and Islands

Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf Marine Park encompasses an incredible 1.2 million hectares of coast, sea and islands – and there are so many ways to explore it. 
The jewel of the Hauraki Gulf is Waiheke Island, a haven of beautiful vineyards, olive groves, farm land and golden beaches; and only a 35-minute ferry ride away from downtown Auckland. Sip on award-winning wines at some of the 30 boutique vineyards and wineries, enjoy fine dining and pick up superb local artwork.
Make sure you get out on the water while you're here, whether it’s a relaxing harbour cruise, a fishing charter, whale and dolphin spotting, kayaking or surfing.

Main centres: 

Auckland Central


Great Barrier Island, Helensville, Kawau Island, Orewa, Piha, Waiheke Island, Warkworth

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
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