Iona College

Consistently one of the top achieving schools nationally, Iona College has a vision for education which builds on a strong sense of tradition. As a small school, Iona provides a supportive, caring, family environment for girls whilst offering a wide range of educational opportunities both within and beyond the classroom.

Co-ed or Single Sex Single sex (Girls only)
Suburb location Havelock North
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Roll – Total 300
Roll – International Maximum 14 students
Languages offered Spanish, French, Maori
Strong Points – Subjects English, Science, Mathematics, Religious Studies together with a comprehensive range of optional subjects. Iona is consistently one of the top performing schools in New Zealand and class sizes are deliberately kept small to provide a personalised learning environment.
Strong Points – Sports Set in over 10 hectares (27 acres) of park like grounds, Iona College provides outstanding facilities including a modern sports centre with fitness room, an outdoor swimming pool and vast sports fields. Traditional sports such as tennis, netball, hockey and football are offered as well as individual pursuits such as yoga and zumba.
Strong Points – Cultural Students may belong to a choir, play in chamber music ensembles, be part of a concert or rock band and engage in tuition on an instrument of their choice. Debating is strong at the school. Performance opportunities are also provided through Kapa Haka, drama, dance and public speaking.
Other Unique Features Iona College has only ever been a purpose built school for girls. In 2014, Iona celebrated 100 years of educating young women. Presbyterian in tradition, Iona welcomes girls of all denominations and provides the opportunities necessary for them to become all they are capable of being.
Special Facilities In 2015, Iona College opened two new buildings which enhance our already outstanding facilities. The first is an Information Resource Centre, providing a modern, 21st century learning environment. The second is The Blyth Performing Arts Centre, specifically and innovatively designed to capture sound in all its forms from voice to instrument.
Accommodation Boarding House Iona provides a safe, secure and happy home for 170 girls during term time. Purpose designed rooms allow for a variety of boarding options to suit individual needs. During holidays and exeat weekends, students are home stayed in carefully selected and vetted homes.