Katikati College


Located in the beautiful Western Bay of Plenty, Katikati College is a co-ed state funded and approved high school. Established in 1958, its’ current roll of 930 caters for young people aged between 11 and 18 years. It has a fine academic history and offers a wide range of sporting and extracurricular activities. Katikati College has a long association with students from all over the world and regularly facilitates international sports and cultural exchanges. Currently there are 17 international students from a wide range of countries including Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, India, Norway, Switzerland, Brazil, Austria.

What is special about Katikati College?

  • Excellent Outdoor Education and Sporting opportunities – learn to scuba dive, rock climb, sea-kayak and kite-surf!
  • International Students attend an Adventure Camp, a Ski/Snowboard Trip and numerous day trips to fantastic local locations like the geothermal and Maori wonders of Rotorua and a tramp to the top of Mt. Maunganui, camping in the Kaimai Ranges, Camping and leadership courses in the scenic Coromandel
  • Located in New Zealand’s Mural Town.
  • Excellent value for money.
  • Graduating International Students have progressed to University in New Zealand, Japan, Hungary, Taiwan,
  • Specialist English language courses with small classes (Foundation English, IELTS).

World-Class teaching and facilities. A multi-million dollar Action Centre opened 2002 as well as performing arts and music facilities, horticulture and modern Design and Art facilities. ICT is an integral component in students learning at Katikati College with five computer suites and 100 laptops available for student use.


Outdoors Programme

Katikati College’s outdoor adventure programme is continually being developed and improved. Students spend approximately eight hours per week on the programme and the remainder of their time is spent in regular academic classes.

Outdoor education is an integral part of the senior curriculum in the areas of Geography, Biology, Sports Science, Recreation, Tourism and provides students with an exciting range of opportunities and activities. The outdoor education programme is essentially the study of adventure pursuits, development of inter-personal skills and personal qualities that builds confidence and skills.

We actively encourage our International students to become a member of a sports team: Rugby, Hockey, Soccer, Netball, Basketball, Badminton, Golf, Tennis, Cricket,

Students can work toward a variety of qualifications, including New Zealand Qualifications Authority Unit Standards, as well as the Duke of Edinburgh Award through our Outdoor Adventure Club and our International Student Acheivement Award.

Through the course, students learn the necessary skills required for a successful career in the outdoors. They also gain important personal development skills that can be transferred to any workplace or career path. Skills such as effective leadership, self-confidence, co-operative learning, teamwork, problem solving, decision making and group analysis, along with the knowledge of fitness and nutrition gained from the course set students in good stead for any challenge they may face in future.

During the course, students will have the opportunity to participate in activities such as:

  • Kayaking
  • Golf
  • Spirit of New Zealand Voyage
  • Equestrian
  • Bushcraft
  • Hiking/tramping
  • Rock climbing
  • Mountain biking
  • Snow craft, skiing/snowboarding
  • Orienteering
  • Boat and water safety
  • Surfing
  • First aid
  • Long boarding/paddleboard
  • Surf safety
  • Camping & Leadership
  • Fishing
  • Mystery Creek Agricultural Field days



We do not charge any registration or administration fees

Tuition Fees

One Term $6200
Two Terms $9300
Three Terms $12400
Four Terms $15500

All fees include GST

Personal Expenses

Transfer from Auckland NZ$ 220
Homestay 46 weeks at NZ$ 220 per week
Homestay placement fee NZ$ 200
Insurance – personal / medical NZ$ 450 per year (approx)
Stationery and subject fees NZ$ 400 per year (approx)

Transfer of funds

We expect that all tuition and personal expenses will be transferred directly to the College account from which payments will be made at regular intervals.

Account name: Katikati College International Account
Account number: 020340 0019461 04
Bank: Bank of New Zealand
Branch: Katikati
Swift Number BKNZN22