Taupo-nui-a-Tia College

Special Character

The college has an excellent academic standard. Our students achieve national success not only academically but also in many sport and cultural activities.

Our students are expected and encouraged to strive for success and to work together, having respect for themselves and others.

Location and facilities

Taupo is located in the centre of the North Island on the shores of the largest freshwater lake in the Southern Hemisphere and within a one hour drive of a major ski field and other excellent recreational resources.   It is safe, beautiful and a tourist destination for national and international visitors.   Taupo is less than an hour by aeroplane from Auckland and Wellington.

Further information is available on: http://www.laketauponz.com

The campus is set in landscaped grounds with well equipped classrooms facilities, including specialist rooms for Science, Music, Art, Computer Studies Technical, Physical Education, Drama and Home Economics.

Year 12 Course

This course caters for students with a genuine interest in sport and the outdoors. The programme will introduce students to leadership, as well as outdoor recreational activities.  A range of sporting activities and outdoor pursuits will include rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking tramping and team sports.

Year 13 Course

This course provides life-long lessons for student by increasing self esteem, resilience, organisational and communication skills. Year 13 Outdoor Education and Leadership offers a wide range of opportunities that take advantage of the world class outdoor environment that Taupo has to offer.  The main pursuits that will be taught are bush, tramping, survival skills and sea kayaking.  After our students have had time to learn how to manage themselves, the year will finish with taking a primary school group for an outdoor education experience with our students as the instructors.

This course is a platform for preparing students who are interested developing themselves and who want a stepping stone to further education in the adventure tourism industry.

Personal expenses

  • Transfer from Auckland NZ$ 220
  • Homestay 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)

Tuition Fees

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