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  • The College is situated in Remuera, with picturesque views of the Auckland harbour and city. It has a beautiful natural environment and attractive facilities. The College is well served with bus and train links to all areas of the city.

  • The College offers educational excellence in the tradition of the Society of the Sacred Heart with over 1200 students aged 11 to 18 years. NCEA Levels 1,2 & 3 are offered to students in Year 11, 12 and 13.    

  • The College has a small group of International students who get tuition with highly qualified English teachers in a well resourced learning environment.  We offer individual attention to students.

  • The College offers IELTS and NCEA Level 1, 2 and 3 English for Academic Purposes which provides pathways for students to gain entry into New Zealand Universities and Tertiary Institutions.

  • Students are helped to adjust to life in New Zealand, and to prepare for IELTS exams and tertiary courses.

  • The care of our students is a priority and we have a good pastoral care system in place for our students.  A Dean of International Students is available to see to the needs of students while they are at school to ensure your daughters are in a safe learning environment.  

  • Homestay arrangements can be made by the school.  We employ a Homestay co-ordinator who provides care and support to all International students with their homestay families.

  • A caring atmosphere is offered, including care for your daughter’s religious and spiritual needs.

  • Our students make lifelong friendships with members of our school community and a Kiwi Sister Programme ensures that there are many opportunities to interact with New Zealand students at the College.  New Zealand students apply to become a Kiwi Sister and are then carefully selected to take on a support role for her International student.

  • Our students can choose from a wide range of sporting opportunities such as netball, tennis, hockey, cricket, rowing, swimming, archery, badminton, gymnastics, table-tennis, volleyball, football, dragon-boating, aerobics, waterpolo and many more (full details can be found on the sports pages).
  • Cultural opportunities include orchestra, choir, performing arts and social services.  

  • Organised excursions to other parts of New Zealand orientates students to New Zealand life and its people.  The staff working with our International students organise day trips and social occasions such as half-day visit to Howick Historical Village followed by a beach visit and lunch; an evening ice-skating trip etc.

  • The International Students at Baradene College can also enjoy the warm and friendly atmosphere of their own room where there are facilities for heating lunches, watching English videos, and computer usage.