Guiding ‘boys’ aged between 13 & 18 to be ‘good men’.

Tauranga is one of New Zealand’s safest and sunniest cities. Dedicated caring International staff and teachers.

Graduating International Students progress to University in New Zealand, Australia, UK and USA.
Specialist English Language courses with small classes IELTS classes also available.
Intensive English Preparation class (3 hours per day at no extra cost).
Excellent sporting & outdoor education opportunities (learn to scuba dive, climb or kayak and kite-surf).

Multi-million dollar Youth Theatre

Academic Plus Programmes available either for Adventure and Sport or an Art Programme.
Growing ordinary boys into extraordinary men.


Located in the beautiful Western Bay, Tauranga is a short journey from Auckland and the tourist attractions of Rotorua & Lake Taupo. Nearby Mt.Maunganui boasts one of the best beaches in New Zealand for surfing or fishing.


Tauranga Boys’ College strives to create a strong academic purpose for young men. We are committed to the values and traditions of academic achievement at the highest level.
Tauranga Boys’ College students regularly lead the region in scholastic achievement, particularly in the National Scholarship Examinations.

We also maintain a strong performance comparative to similar boys’ schools in New Zealand (please refer to comparisons document and results).

What makes us unique?

We are a single sex school which means we can attract teachers that are specialists in teaching young men. We offer a top quality safe interactive learning environment. There are numerous opportunities for our young men to become involved in. We teach our young men the core values of becoming young men that we are all proud of. Tauranga Boys’ College is a school of choice for young men in our region. We offer all of our students a top quality academic, sporting and cultural programme.

We acknowledge the importance of overcoming challenges, setting goals and working hard in the pursuit of excellence. Respect, honesty, integrity and resilience are a few of the characteristics that guide the boys on their journey to manhood.

Sports, Activities & Trips

Tauranga Boys’ College provide an extensive Outdoor Education Programme. It provides opportunities for learning, different from those in the classroom.

Over the years our school has produced many top quality athletes who have go on to achieve at the top of their sport in New Zealand.

We also offer numerous camps to our Outdoor Education students and have the highest level of safety management in place.

End of Year Programme

Tauranga Boys’ College offers a special programme in November, for those senior students who are not sitting the NZ national exams. We offer a great range of activities (based on student interest) such as; Black Water Rafting, Surfing Camps, High Ropes, Hobbiton, Jet Boating, Luge, Mountain Biking, Tongariro Crossing, Waitomo Caves, White Water Rafting, Zip Lining, Fishing and a variety of day trips.

Year Planner

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
Beach Volleyball
Bowls Indoor(2/3) Outdoor 1/4
Canoe Slalom
Clay Target Shooting
Cross Country
Futsal (Indoor Football)
Moto Cross
Mountain Biking
Rugby Seven's
Snow Sport
Table Tennis
Touch Rugby
Under Water Hockey
Waka Ama
Water Polo

Susanne Doerner

StudyNZ Co-ordinator

Annette Roff

International Director

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 $5,000.00 NZD $9,500.00 NZD $13,500.00 NZD $17,500.00 NZD
Homestay Fees $3,000.00 NZD $3,000.00 NZD $3,000.00 NZD $3,000.00 NZD
Extramural Fees $1,500.00 NZD $1,500.00 NZD $1,500.00 NZD $1,500.00 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