A magnificent environment

Iona College is an all-girls school in Hawke’s Bay. This region has stunning geography, phenomenal climate with long hot summers and cool winters, talented people, a rich history, a vibrant economy, and a friendly and culturally diverse community.

From school, girls can take a short, easy stroll to shops, cafes and movie theatres in the vibrant village of Havelock North – voted ​​​​​​​New Zealand’s most beautiful suburb 2017.

A magnificent school

Iona College was founded in 1914 and has a rich history. Until 1988 it was exclusively boarding. Today, boarders comprise 60% of the school roll and day girls 40%.

The school is situated in 27 acres of park like grounds. There are extensive playing fields, netball and tennis courts, a fitness studio as well as a sports centre and swimming pool. We have purpose built facilities for art, photography, design, technology and music.

The award-winning Information Resource Centre and The Blyth Performing Arts Centre are state-of-the-art buildings, designed to enhance our girls’ learning environment. These are magnificent spaces to learn in and perform in.

Getting to Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay is an easy one-hour flight from Auckland or 40-minute flight from Wellington. There are about 20 flights per day serviced by Air New Zealand.

It takes 10 minutes to walk between the international terminal and the domestic terminal in Auckland. In Wellington, the international and domestic terminal are in the same building.