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School Terms 2017

Term 1: 31 January - 13 April

Term 2: 1 May - 7 July

Term 3: 24 July - 29 September

Term 4: 16 October - 13 December

School Terms 2018

Term 1: 30 January - 13 April

Term 2: 30 April - 6 July

Term 3: 23 July - 28 September

Term 4: 15 October - 7 December

Student Success

Northcote College rates among the top performing schools, consistently achieving academic results well above the average. It has a history of success and students are encouraged to achieve.

Academic Strength

  • Northcote College rates among the top performing schools, consistently achieving academic results well above the average. It has a history of success and students are encouraged to achieve.
  • An outstanding music and arts programme has had continual success. The Jazz band has the national record of wins in the national Easter competition. 



National Scholarship Examinations

Scholarship is the most challenging examination for Year 13 students and reserved for students achieving high academic scores.  Students choose to challenge themselves academically with these very demanding examinations and we are pleased to report that Northcote College students achieve considerable success.  

 See here for details of past scholarship results 

Young Enterprise Success
Young Enterprise SuccessYear 11 and 12 students have taken out a regional prize for excellence in product development in the Young Enterprise competition.
From World Champs to . . .
From World Champs to . . .Year 13 student Bobbi Gichard is a talented backstroke swimmer who having gained significant success at the World Champs in Budapest is now aiming for Commonwealth Games selection.
Weekly Sports Report
Weekly Sports ReportThis weekly report is a summary of the sporting action over the last week - based on the information received from coaches and managers.
Tournament Week Results
Tournament Week ResultsThere are a number of teams in different sporting codes representing Northcote College at Winter Tournaments around the North Island this week. Results will be posted here as they come to hand.
Classics Week Winners
Classics Week WinnersNorthcote College Classical Studies students recently took part in a series of creative competitions involving schools from across the country. Read on for the results.
Epro8 Challenge
Epro8 ChallengeCongratulations to the Year 9 and 10 students who participated in the Epro8 Challenge hosted at Northcote College recently.
Northcote College Talent Quest 2017 Awards
Northcote College Talent Quest 2017 AwardsThe performers gave us a wonderful night on August 10th and the school has been treated to selected acts at each assembly since the talent Quest. The list of award winners is below.
Spanish Debaters Shine
Spanish Debaters ShineSenior Spanish students Charis Goode, Holly Phillips and Rose Herda competed in the National Spanish Debating Competition and came away with a commendable third place.
MUNAThe Model United Nations General Assembly was held 26 - 27 May and six Year 13 Northcote College students took the opportunity to represent the United Arab Emirates and Greece.
Student Volunteer Award
Student Volunteer AwardAlways encouraging and giving positive feedback to the students, Alysha Burgess is a worthy recipient of the Harbour Sport Student Volunteer of the Month Award.
NZSA Award for Ioana
NZSA Award for IoanaIoana Manoa is one of four secondary school students have been selected as winners of the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) Youth Mentorship Programme 2017.
Northcote's Kiwi Fern
Northcote's Kiwi FernFormer Northcote College student, Madison Bartlett has made the Kiwi Ferns squad for the first time. Her debut will be in the ANZAC clash against Australia. Now she's hoping for a selection in the World Cup this year.
2017 Cross Country Results
2017 Cross Country ResultsThe poor weather at the end of Term 1 meant the scheduled school cross country had to be abandoned. Well done to the keen runners took to the fields and streets on Wednesday 3 May. Their results are below.
NZ Swimming Champ
NZ Swimming ChampBobbi Gichard 13KDY will compete at the World Swimming Championships in Budapest from July 23-30 this year.Bobbi's specialty is backstroke and she took out two gold medals and a silver at the New Zealand Championships.
Te Ratonga Hauora
Te Ratonga HauoraStudents often leave gifts when they move on from Northcote College and Aaliyah Albo (Year 13 2016) is no exception. Her striking flax design graces the entrance to the newly revamped Wellness Centre.
Senior Writing Comp Results
Senior Writing Comp ResultsThe winners of the Northcote College Senior Writing Competition were announced at the Year 13 assembly last Friday. Congratulations to Freya Markula, Toni Schollum and Matthew Goldsworthy.
Polyfest Success
Polyfest SuccessThe Northcote College Tongan Group which included students from Birkenhead and Westlake Colleges came away from Polyfest with first place in the Paddle Dance. Congratulations to all students involved.
Writing Stars
Writing StarsCongratulations to Kaarearea, I Rangiaatea and Te Maunga Roa Shepherd whose poetry placed first, second and third (respectively) in the Year 11 Writing Competition.
Records Fall
Records FallThe annual Northcote College Swimming Sports saw records tumble on Friday 24 February with some outstanding performances from Lily Zhang and Bobbi Gichard.
Scholarship Success
Scholarship SuccessAll 14 successful 2016 NZ Scholarship students returned to school today to have their achievements recognised. In all, these students gained 16 subject scholarships in 10 different subjects.
Esther Ige Top Photography Scholar
Esther Ige Top Photography Scholar Former student Esther Ige and her family were guests of the Governor General at Government House in Wellington recently at an award ceremony for gaining the top mark in Photography.
Kart Champion Connor Westbury
Kart Champion Connor WestburyConnor Westbury in Year 10 was victorious at the recent Kartsport Auckland Club Championship.
Elijah Neblett Selected for World Cup
Elijah Neblett Selected for World CupElijah Neblett in Year 12 has been selected to play in the Oceania Football World Cup to be held in United Arab Emerates in October this year.
Matthew Jackson representing Northcote at Youth Parliament
Matthew Jackson representing Northcote at Youth ParliamentMatthew Jackson (13NA) has been selected to represent the Hon. Dr Jonathan Coleman MP for Northcote, at the 2013 Youth Parliament.
ICAS Exam Top Score in NZ
ICAS Exam Top Score in NZNicky Ingram gained the top score in New Zealand in Year 11 for the ICAS Writing Exam.
Underwater Hockey World Championships
Underwater Hockey World ChampionshipsFormer student, Julian Debruyne is in the NZ U19 Underwater Hockey team competing against the world's best in Hungary.
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