Kristin School

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Kristin is an independent, co-educational IB World School, regarded as one of the most highly respected, prestigious and progressive schools in New Zealand.

As the first school in New Zealand to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, an internationally recognised qualification, Kristin has its roots planted firmly in innovation. Today, Kristin continues to be a forward-thinking school that teaches the IB programmes at all age levels and prioritises experiential learning and importantly, student wellbeing.

Kristin has approximately 1700 students aged from 6 months to 18 years and is a non-denominational Christian school, welcoming of students from all cultures and backgrounds.


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Welcome to Kristin School

3 reasons to choose our International Student Program

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Kristin enjoys a very modern, positive school culture where student wellbeing, collaboration and educational innovation are top priorities. Students describe a strong sense of belonging and support.

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Students have a huge range of subjects to choose from, and benefit from small class sizes and highly trained, resourced teachers. Students annually gain scholarships to top international universities.

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Kristin provides a vast range of experiential learning, sporting and leadership opportunities, and runs nationally-acclaimed performing arts and outdoor education programmes.


Best time of my life!

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Offerings & Activities

School Facilities

26 hectares of park-like grounds amidst native bush, state-of-the-art library, green room/media suite, two theatres, dance studio, individual music tutoring studios, two gymnasiums, a strength and conditioning centre, climbing wall, golf driving range, national competitive-grade hockey turf, many other top quality sports fields and a covered netball court. Senior student common room, and café.

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Subject Options

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Year 10

In addition to a variety of core subjects (including a language - Chinese, French or Spanish), Year 10 students can pick two options from: Art, Dance, Drama, Music, Digital Design, Food Design, Textile Design, Engineering Design, Economics, Visual Design, Future Problem Solving, Sport Studies, Materials Product Design, Textiles/Food Product Design or a second foreign language.


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Year 11

In addition to the core subjects of English, Mathematics, and Science, students can pick three options from: Business Studies, Dance, Design & Visual Communications, Digital Technology, Drama, Economics, Engineering Design, English Language Acquisition, Fashion & Textiles Design, Geography, History, a language (Chinese, French or Spanish), Media Studies, Music, Sports Studies and Visual Arts.


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Year 12

IB Diploma: English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish and French; Business Management; Economics; Environmental Systems; Geography; History; IT; Psychology; Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Sports; Exercise & Health Science; Mathematics; Dance; Music; Theatre and Visual Arts.
NCEA pathway options also include Classics, Design, Media Studies, Photography, Engineering/Fashion/Food Design and Outdoor Ed.


Music / Performing Arts

Kristin runs a nationally acclaimed performing arts programme and our facilities are outstanding. Whether in the spotlight or the wings, behind a microphone or the lighting desk, there is something for everyone in the performing arts at Kristin. Excellent Music, Drama and Dance programmes are offered at all year levels, and our Junior, Middle and Senior School productions are of a superb near professional quality. Instrumental tuition is available at school and students can join choirs, orchestras, bands, chamber music groups, sound and lighting or costume, hair and makeup teams or stage crew

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Cheerleading, Martial Arts, Rowing and Synchronised Swimming are supported through outside clubs.

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Details & Facts

School Type: Day School

Gender: Co-ed

Qualifications: NCEA,  IB

Year Levels: K-13 (Or Early Learning - Year 13)

Religion: Non-Denominational,  Christian

Kristin School was founded on Christian values, and has a chapel on site. However, it is a non-Denominational institution which welcomes over 35 different nationalities, and offers a strong values based curriculum and approaches to learning.

Total Enrolment: 1700

Total international students year 9 - 13: 55 out of roll 985.

Program Established: 1989-the first school in NZ to establish the IB Diploma, and the continuum of PYP, MYP, and IB Diploma.

International students accepted for: 9,  10,  11,  12,  13

Foreign Languages: French,  Spanish,  Chinese,  ESOL,  IELTS Prep

Info: IB Language A includes English A, Chinese A and Korean A, and school managed tutoring for Japanese A, German A and Russian A . Additional languages such as Latin also available.

Entrance Dates: Term 1/January,  Term 2/April,  Term 3/July

Length of stay: 1 Term,  2 Terms,  3 Terms,  4 Terms,  until graduation

Application Deadlines: Rolling

six months prior to commencement date recommended due to strong waitlist.

Application Process: Enrolment Form,  School Reports,  Teacher's Reference,  Student Letter of Introduction,  Interview,  Registration Fee,  Offer of Place,  Payment Receipt

Info: Application form to be submitted directly to Admissions Manager. Must contain latest subject reports, preferably with teacher comments, and copy of passport, for evaluation. A skype interview will be scheduled.





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Location: North Island , Suburban

Info: Kristin is situated on 26 hectares of park-like grounds on Auckland’s North Shore. Kristin is located within an hour's drive of Auckland airport, and is close to golden sandy beaches and scenic bush walks as well as vibrant shopping and entertainment centres. It is also within a four drive of the scenic Northland region. The North Shore of Auckland is regarded as an area with a high standard of living and one of the safest districts in all of New Zealand. Therefore, Kristin students can enjoy 'the best of both worlds' - the beautiful green landscaped environment of the school campus and environs, in addition to all that Auckland has to offer as New Zealand's largest and most dynamic city.

Specialized Programs: Leadership,  Outdoor Education,  Trips

Info: The opportunity to learn leadership skills and put them into practice is one of the most important aspects of a Kristin education, and there are many opportunities at Kristin for students to raise their hand for leadership roles. A committed student could become a Prefect, House Captain, member on one of the many Senior School committees, an Academic Mentor, Sport Mentor etc. There are loads of opportunities!

Students interested in adventure also benefit hugely from our innovative and award-winning Outdoor Education programme, full of various trips led by very capable and experienced teachers.

Towards the end of February each year, all Middle and Senior School students go on a week-long camp to various scenic areas of New Zealand, helping to establish strong peer and teacher bonds.

Accommodation: Homestay

Info: Kristin School is proud of its quality controlled homestay accommodation programme. Students are placed in exceptional homes in the local community. Many are within walking distance, and others are located around the attractive North Shore close to amenities and beaches. We require from our host families a high standard of care and interaction with the students, and expect them to support the school activities and culture.
All homestay families are police vetted, reference checked and continually monitored both through regular meetings with the students, and via home visits.

Student Services & Orientation & Counseling:

We have targeted support for international students with three dedicated full-time staff continually available. Students are offered an orientation programme both on arrival and in weekly meetings held in the spacious and attractive International Centre. We have first-language teachers also available if required. In addition, all internationals join a year group managed by a Dean who counsels on subject choices and monitors academic and general progress. We have a University Admissions Counsellor to support applications for both NZ and overseas universities.
Two Educational Psychologists and two registered nurses are also on site in our Wellness Centre.


Our Fee Structure

1 Term (Term 1 or 2 or 3) NZD 7,250 EUR 4282,59
2 Terms (Term 1 & 2 or 2 & 3 or 3 & 4) NZD 14,500 EUR 8565,18
3 Terms (Term 1, 2, 3) NZD 21,000 EUR 12404,75
4 Terms (Term 1, 2, 3, 4) NZD 28,000 EUR 16539,67
4 Terms (Term 3, 4, 1, 2) NZD 28,000 EUR 16539,67

Tuition Fees cover: All class tuition, sports and activity fees (class excursions within the Auckland area), uniform , School Bus transport.
Application fee included.

Homestay Fees per week NZD 320.00 EUR 189,02

Please note that 1 term consists of approx. 10 weeks in school and host family. Moreover please take into account homestay fees during school breaks/holidays.

Additional Fees: 50% subsidy on the February outdoor experience week. On average $300

Weekend trips outside of Auckland for the subject Outdoor Education if selected. Approximately $200
Travel and Medical Insurance: 2020 fees $220 per ten week term.

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Comment Fees: Fees quoted above apply to the short-term programme. I.e for students wishing to enrol for one to four terms maximum.
However, if the intention is to graduate form Kristin, and/or to study for a minimum of two years or more, long-term fees are applicable and available on our website.

Please calculate additional costs for
Airfare approx. Euro 1200 to Euro 1600
Visa approx. Euro 160
Pocket money approx. Euro 200 to 250/month
If applicable additional health/accident/third part liability insurance

Health Insurance: mandatory

Unicare is our preferred provider and students are invoiced together with the tuition fees at a very competitive rate.

valid for school year 2021

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