About Avondale College
Avondale College is a mixed, Roman Catholic secondary school situated in the suburb of Avondale, in western Auckland, New Zealand. It is an English language state school that caters for over 2,600 students between the ages of 13-18, 150 of which are foreign fee-paying students. They have a sister school called Daito Bunka High School in Tokyo, Japan, which students travel to every year. It is a school that has both NCEA and Cambridge pathways.
Avondale College was established in 1945 in some buildings that were originally constructed by Fletcher Construction as an American Naval Hospital in 1943. Throughout its changing heads of schools, there have been a number of renovations to the building that, aside from a devastating fire in 1990, has seen the school expand further and further. The school has even been used as a location for films and adverts.
Values and Vision
Avondale College strives to maintain the highest educational standards possible to establish itself as one of New Zealand’s leading secondary schools. There are a wide range of facilities that come with larger school sizes, but it never loses its personal touch where students are treated as valuable individuals.
“The quality of school leadership and governance have continued to progress well over the past two years. Leadership practices are guided by well-considered strategic thinking and consideration of data. Responding to the needs of priority leaders to increase students’ achievement and future educational and career opportunities has been a strong focus for the school.”