Tauranga Girls’ College is the School of Choice for Girls in the Bay.

Our school offers the best possible education for today’s young women, with an outstanding educational experience that embraces the best of Aotearoa.

The school is set in the coastal Bay of Plenty, surrounded by its urban community, harbour estuaries and eleven hectares of spacious gardens, thermally heated swimming pool, sports fields, modern buildings, tree lined gullies hidden from the main arterial route of Cameron Road.

‘Tauranga Girls’ College, your school to be, whatever you want it to be’.

During my 18 months at TGC, I stepped out of my comfort zone and grew as a person. Tauranga Girls’ College encouraged me to take on challenges and new opportunities such as playing rugby, joining the chorale and graduating with my Level 3 qualifications. I experienced great support from teachers, students and host family. Even though it was hard to leave my life behind in Germany and to start from the beginning. I made great friends which convinced me to come back for uni. I fell in love with the school, culture people and beautiful scenery

Frederika Kern


What makes us unique?

An all Girls school that allows each and every girl develop to their full potential. Our young women gain from a range of ‘girl-centred’ learning and personal life opportunities to thrive and grow in a caring and inclusive environment. Our girls benefit from a diverse curriculum with a school that has a proven legacy of success in academic, cultural and sporting achievement. The learning and experiences a young woman will have at Tauranga Girls’ College will assist in making them into a risk taker that empowers them to be leaders of tomorrow.

Our school offers a safe, secure and caring learning environment. We provide quality homestays that are superior, with full board provided by the host family.

Sports, Activities & Trips

Tauranga Girls’ College, provides a variety of sports, Arts, music and other activities in and out of the classroom. Many activities and trips are linked to learning and a range of subjects. Students who participate in sports play against other secondary schools and top teams participate in tournaments nationwide. The school offers Level 2 Outdoor Education.

Combined musicals with Tauranga Boys’ College, orchestras and Chorales compete regularly throughout the year.

Sports & Activities

  • Archery
  • Table Tennis
  • Kayaking
  • Badminton
  • Tennis
  • Netball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Underwater Hockey
  • Rowing
  • Cricket
  • Waka Ana (Maori Canoeing)
  • Rugby 7s
  • Equestrian*
  • Football
  • Golf*
  • Gymnastics*
  • Skiing & Snowboarding
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Athletics
  • Kickboxing*
  • Basketball
  • Triathlon
  • Running and Cross Country
  • Volleyball
  • Squash*
  • Surf Lifesaving*
  • Swimming
  • Sailing
  • Club affiliation*
  • Speech Competion
  • Artsfest
  • Choirs
  • Symphonic Band
  • Musicals
  • Fashion Parades
  • Orchestras

Languages we teach

  • Chinese Level 1
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Te Reo Maori
  • English

Extracurricular Activites

  • Art
  • Drama
  • Musicianship
  • Music
  • Business Enterprise
  • Design and Visual Communication
  • Food Technology
  • Hospitality Skills A & B
  • Early Childhood
  • Textiles Technology
  • Materials Technology
  • Digital Media Art
  • Film and Media Production
  • Maori Performing Arts
  • Photography
  • Legal Studies
  • Introductory Tourism
  • Digital Technologies

End of Year Programme

Tauranga Girls’ College offers an activities programme for those senior students who are not undertaking NZ national exams. (NCEA). Activities vary from year to year and can include surfing lessons, dolphin watching, blowcarting, kayaking, Luge, bush walks, visiting the Coromandel including Hot water beach and Cathedral cove. There are also other day trips to nearby cities.

Year Planner

The year planner holds information regarding school and public holidays, any activities, sport exchanges, examinations and any other activities that are regularly scheduled throughout the year.

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
Beach Volleyball
Canoe Slalom
Cross Country
Equestrian (own horse)
Gymnastics (club)
Rugby 7s
Skiing and Snowboarding
Table Tennis
Underwater Hockey

Susanne Doerner

StudyNZ Co-ordinator

Linda Clifford

Director of International Students

Toni Bieleski

Homestay Manager

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 $9,000.00 NZD $13,000.00 NZD $17,000.00 NZD
Homestay Fees $3,200.00 NZD $3,200.00 NZD $3,200.00 NZD $3,200.00 NZD
Extramural Fees $1,000.00 NZD $1,000.00 NZD $1,000.00 NZD $1,000.00 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