Scholarship represents the pinnacle of academic success and it is an area of strength at King’s.

Our culture of “Personal Excellence” has given every boy in our school the help and support needed to be inspired to fulfil his potential. This is reflected in our NCEA and Scholarship results, with our academic programme leading the way.  Consisting of individualised learning programmes, stand-alone Scholarship classes, a Scholarship Club and a culture that promotes self-belief and self-drive it is not difficult to see why.

By definition, an NZQA Scholarship pass places students in the top 3% in New Zealand. An Outstanding Scholarship pass places students in the top 0.3%. Depending on the subject, gaining a Scholarship means students are one of maybe 100-200 in New Zealand to reach the top level in their subject. In 2022 King’s was the top performer in NZQA Scholarships in Otago and Southland, in the top four in the South Island, and in the top seven among Boys’ Schools in New Zealand. We had 20 individual Scholarship winners across 15 different subjects gaining 41 Scholarship passes in 2022. Not only does this reflect the calibre and workethic of our students but also the depth of talent we have on staff.

Mr Cam McPhail
Academic Dean

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