Springbank Students – Top in the Country and Best Achievers.

Springbank School is Northland’s leading co-educational private school, and an excellent choice for students wanting a true Kiwi experience.

Our school has 215 students, and we follow the dynamic and stimulating International Cambridge Curriculum from Year 1 to Year 13.

We have purpose-built comfortable classrooms, a senior study room, library, modern information technology resources, science laboratory, art room, a full-size gymnasium with rock wall, play-areas for our younger students, an artificial turf, sports fields, and a lengthy fitness track throughout the property. Cross Country runners, cyclists, and orienteering enthusiasts enjoy the trail, which is lined by thousands of beautiful native trees and shrubs. All students walk, jog or run regularly for fitness.

We are nationally recognised for our exceptional learning environment, and our students achieve excellent academic success whilst also experiencing a large range of exciting outdoor activities in an incredibly beautiful place. The Bay of Islands, New Zealand is a hot spot for outdoor adventure activities.

What makes us unique?

Our school is located away from the big cities which ensures we provide a very kind and caring, safe and supportive family focused learning environment where students excel in their studies.

Our Outdoor Adventure programme is a fantastic opportunity for our Senior Students (Year 10 to 13) to experience an exciting range of outdoor adventure activities that help to build confidence, leadership, resilience and long-lasting friendships.

We have a unique extra-curricular focus on outdoor education, enterprise and community. Our students are regularly involved in a variety of outdoor projects and in conjunction with local clubs our students can participate in activities such as scuba diving, kayaking, sailing, horse riding, golf, tennis, etc.

Sports, Activities & Trips

Our Outdoor Adventure programme is and optional formal class subject for all Year 10 to Year 13 students. It is designed to train and equip our students as explorers, protectors and adventures of their world. They will emerge confident in a multitude of outdoor environments and situations, and will take away practical skills whilst they have an absolute blast in the process. Their fingernails will get dirty !

Sports & Activities

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Bush Craft
  • Camping
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Hiking
  • Hockey
  • Kayaking
  • Netball
  • Ocean Swimming
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Ski Trip
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Surfing
  • Tennis
  • Tramping
  • Volleyball
  • Waka Ama
  • Wall Climbing

Languages we teach

  • Spanish - private tutor available
  • French - private tutor available

End of Year Programme

Springbank School offers a very exciting New Zealand focused comprehensive Term 4 / End of Year Programme that includes English, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Geography, Art and Outdoor Education / Adventure with activities such as Surfing, Scuba Diving, Hiking, Kayaking, Sailing, Waka Ama, Flax Weaving. Students can also experience Sea Biscuiting, Paintball, Fishing, Sailing, Horse Riding, Photography and Cooking in our Term 4 Options Programme.

Year Planner

Our school offers a large range of activities and an exciting variety of experiences.

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
Cross Country
Ocean Swimming
Scuba Diving
Ski Trip
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Waka Ama
Wall Climbing

Susanne Doerner

StudyNZ Co-ordinator

Jo Warren

International Student Director

Mike Warren

Springbank School Principal

Fee Breakdown

Please note that these fees are approximate. Contact StudyNZ or the school for exact fees depending on your choice of activities or subjects.

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
School Fees $6,400.00 NZD $10,900.00 NZD $15,350.00 NZD $19,700.00 NZD
Homestay Fees $260.00 NZD $260.00 NZD $260.00 NZD $260.00 NZD
Extramural Fees $300.00 NZD $150.00 NZD $150.00 NZD $300.00 NZD
Study NZ Fees* $3,600.00 NZD

Our Fees include the consultation beforehand, school choice, assistance with all paperwork and visa application, preparation for time abroad. Pick up on arrival. Transfer to family or domestic flight depending on destination and support during entire stay in New Zealand for student and family. Airport drop off or check in support in Auckland for departure to home country depending on departure situation. We also offer orientation and farewell camps for our students on arrival and departure. Health Insurance is compulsory and can be taken out through StudyNZ with Unicare under our Master policy