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    Default Best schools in Auckland?

    Me and my family will arrive in Auckland in March and I'm wondering if any of you could recommend some good schools/colleges for my sons (14 and 12 yrs).

    Any advice and comments will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you very much.

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    You could try having a look on here under Education Related Sites to see if there's anything to help you, although there's nothing like a bit of personal knowledge. Fingers crossed that someone from up that way will look in here.

    And welcome to the forum, Amtdelia.
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    Hiya, I've been told that Macleans College in Bucklands Beach/Howick is supposed to be one of the top schools, although I don't have any personal experience of it as my kids are still at kindergarten, hopefully someone else will have more info for you.

    Good luck with your move.

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    Default Best K school.

    Hi,

    We will be moving around June / July to Auckland area. I have 2 kids, 1 will be completing K in June in USA. Other is 2 year old. So I am worried as I have heard that school starts in Jan. So in which grade will my son be asked to join -- K or 1st grade. Also can somebody give me the list of areas that are safe and also have good schools? We will be renting initially.

    Can somebody post me a regions / district map of Auckland? I looked everywhere on the net, but couldnt find a decent one.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZAspirant View Post
    Can somebody post me a regions / district map of Auckland? I looked everywhere on the net, but couldnt find a decent one.
    Have you tried....

    AA Maps.
    Wises Maps.
    Zoomin Maps.

    All are zoomable and dragable. Just latch onto Auckland and zoom in until you get enough detail for what you want.

    I'll leave someone with kids to answer your questions re schools .
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    Hi there!

    it really depends on what you want to spend and where you will live as alot of schools will only let u in if you actually live in the area.

    I know that sacred heart is a really good school! but most good schools are
    around the remuera, epsom areas!

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    Default NZ Schools Search Database

    I guess I found your message far too late. But for anyone else, you might like my NZ Schools database:

    NZ Schools Database

    You can search by decile, regions, name and other stuff, and see a map of results. I use the latest data from the NZ Ministry of Education schools database.
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