Columba College is one of New Zealand's distinguished schools for girls with a long- established tradition of academic excellence and outstanding all-round achievement.
Columba is the school of choice for parents seeking proven academic excellence, a Church School, a well-rounded education with opportunities for personal development in co-curricular activities, and programmes which equip students to succeed in the world beyond school.
Columba College is a day and boarding school for girls from Years 7 to 13 with a co-educational Junior School (Years 1 to 6). The school has a total roll of 550 approved by the Ministry of Education which is comprised of approximately 430 girls in Years 7 to 13 and 120 children in Years 1 to 6. Boarders are accepted from Years 7 to 13, and International students contribute cultural diversity and an international dimension to school life.
The Years 7 to 13 curriculum is well-balanced and extensive for a school of Columba's size and is designed to provide the girls with a well-rounded education as well as the academic qualifications to prepare them for tertiary education and their future careers.
Columba College is a caring and supportive Christian School where respect for others, courtesy and consideration, independence, self-discipline and responsibility are fostered. Hard work is encouraged and achievement praised. The family atmosphere of the school does much to create a sense of belonging and to engender a strong and loyal school spirit.