Academic Information

Macleans College has a deserved reputation for high performance in academic success and results in external exams regularly place the school among the top in New Zealand.

Our academic programme ensures that:

  • We have an outstanding record of student achievement
  • The curriculum has academic subjects at its core and is continually reviewed
  • Macleans College students leave having achieved excellent results
  • At Year 9 and 10 the curriculum aims to broaden the knowledge and skill of students
  • At Years 11, 12 and 13 the curriculum allows for study towards a number of qualifications.

We have a professionally qualified and committed staff who:

  • Deliver a high standard of teaching
  • Are genuinely interested and care for their students.
  • Are enthusiastically involved in the wider life of the school.

The aim of the Macleans College curriculum is to provide a quality education through the provision of a stimulating learning environment and inclusion of well researched learning opportunities.

The Curriculum incorporates provision for:

  • Extension Studies Programme for exceptional students
  • various levels of ESOL opportunities
  • an inclusive health and lifeskills programme
  • access to enhanced "off-site" educational opportunities
  • an education programme that incorporates the direct teaching of Thinking
Curriculum 1
Curriculum 2

The key principles behind the current curriculum structure are as follows:

  • that a broad base of rigorous subjects is offered, that includes the seven essential learning areas and skills of the New Zealand Curriculum Framework
  • that students will be given advice and guidance that will assist in appropriate subject choices
  • that Macleans College strives to ensure that academic standards, including results from national and international qualifications are comparable with the best in the country
  • that Value Added Testing will provide information that independently monitors a student's progress in key curriculum areas.