Awatapu College


Awatapu College
434 Botanical Road

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Phone number

+64 06 356 4817

Awatapu College is in Palmerston North, the lower North Island. Palmerston North is known as the Knowledge City'. The opportunities to experience Kiwi' life and speak English are greater in Palmerston North as it does not have a large concentration of any one nationality. A modern high school for 13-19 year old students, Awatapu College has well-planned buildings and specialised facilities. Intensive English classes and extensive academic support across the school are provided to all international students so every learning need is met. Awatapu College provides a wide selection of subjects, from Calculus to Fashion Design, ensuring all international students achieve their personal best. Awatapu College has firm boundaries with a supportive and nurturing pastoral care system.

Key information

  • Male and Female

    Male and Female

  • 727

    Total number of students

  • 47

    International students

  • Manawatu-Wanganui Region

    Manawatu-Wanganui Region

More about Awatapu College

  • Awatapu College Rugby

    Awatapu College Rugby

  • Awatapu College Performing Arts

    Awatapu College Performing Arts

  • Awatapu College Friends

    Awatapu College Friends

  • Awatapu College Students

    Awatapu College Students

  • Awatapu College Fashion Design

    Awatapu College Fashion Design

Awatapu College excels in visual and performing arts, creativity, engineering and technology.  Activities outside the classroom in culture, music and sport are encouraged among international students. Awatapu College is privileged to have the top jazz singer in the country coordinating the school's performing arts; hence there are many opportunities for students to perform in concerts. Football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton and rugby are some of the popular sports at the school.

Education New Zealand 2009 National Award Winner "Excellence in International Student Support"


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