ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Fostering Intellect - Building Character
Iona maintains an enviable tradition of academic excellence, but equally, we want our girls to go into the world strong in character.

Quality learning outcomes are at the forefront of an Iona College education. We take pride in our breadth and depth of curriculum and operate within an atmosphere of high academic expectations. Our structures and curriculum offerings are agile and responsive to the needs of 21st Century learners.

The achievements of our students are remarkable; with 97-100% of students regularly gaining their respective Level 1, 2 and 3 NCEA qualifications. These results reflect the students' commitment to studying and our teachers' dedication to delivering quality teaching and learning outcomes. 

Alongside stellar examination results, we create the conditions under which high-quality learning thrives. We want your daughters to understand that being brave, taking risks, working hard, developing self-control and displaying adaptive thinking are important qualities that will also help unleash their potential.    

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL ​​​​​​​

The Intermediate School forms a very important phase between Primary and Secondary School and we help girls to bridge the gap between childhood and adulthood. This is a time when students question their sense of identity and how they fit into the world.

JUNIOR SCHOOL

​​​​​​​All Year 9 and 10 students in New Zealand schools are required to study core subjects such as English, Maths, Science, Social Studies as well as Health and Physical education. In addition, we offer a range of different options for your child to choose from, including Technology, Arts, and languages other than English.

SENIOR SCHOOL ​​​​​​​​​​​​

The academic programme prepares students to attend universities, polytechnics and other tertiary training institutions in New Zealand and overseas. Learning choices are flexible and as students move through their years at school they are able to determine the path best suited to their needs.