Academic Excellence

The College is a leading academic school for girls in New Zealand with a proven track record of academic excellence.  Columba students consistently gain outstanding academic results, both in NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3 and Scholarship.

The College provides a stimulating, academically focused environment in which students are encouraged to aim high and achieve their personal best.

We are proud of the success of our students and know that many factors contribute to this which include the application and motivation of the students themselves, supportive and encouraging parents, well-qualified specialist teachers, and a positive school environment which provides students with diverse opportunities to explore and enjoy as well as challenges to stimulate inquiry and a love of learning.

A love of learning while not an academic qualification is a key attribute of a successful student, and we aim to instil this love of learning in our students.

Columba College has three former students who are Rhodes Scholars.

Emma Hutton was a Girdlers' Scholar in 2008.

Also in 2008, three Columba girls headed to Oxbridge.