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Thank you for your interest in applying to Columba College. Our school is located on Highgate, overlooking the city of Dunedin and Otago Harbour, in beautiful grounds that feature heritage buildings alongside state-of-the-art modern facilities. Columba is an area school, with boys and girls in the Year 0-6 primary campus and girls only in the Years 7 to 13 middle and senior schools. Founded on Presbyterian foundations and values we are also a girls’ boarding school from Year 7.

For domestic enrolments online, click here:    Online Enrolment +

For International enrolments online, click here:    International Enrolment Form +

Our Boarding Open Day is scheduled for Wednesday 15 May, 2024.

Register To Attend +

Boarding Applications close on Wednesday 29 May, 2024.

Our School Open Day is scheduled for Wednesday 31 July, 2024. (Please note that registrations will open at the end of June)

Day Student Applications close on Thursday 15 August, 2024.

Steps for Enrolment


Visit our school on our Open Days

We encourage you to visit our school by attending our Open Days held annually for boarding and day students.


Download the Prospectus

Click here to download the Columba College Prospectus


Complete the Online Application for Enrolment Form

Click here to complete our Application Form online


Successful applicants acknowledged

Our staff will be in contact with you to advise the status of your application


As a state-integrated school Columba College charges $2,034 per annum as attendance dues.

We also request an AVC of $2,040 per annum. This helps ensure we meet the expectations of parents in terms of a broad curriculum, small class sizes and our special character.

For Domestic Fees Information 2024, click here:    Domestic Schedule of Fees 2024 +

For International Fees Information 2024, click here:    International Schedule of Fees 2024 +