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Mount Aspiring College New Zealand

Mount Aspiring College is a Year 7-13, co-educational state secondary school located in Wanaka, New Zealand. We are proud to be the community school for the Upper Clutha area and also the chosen school for students from throughout New Zealand and from around the world.

With a roll of above 700, we are small enough to know each student well and recognise their individual character and needs, but large enough to offer an extensive curriculum that meets the academic and vocational needs of individual students, while also offering an impressive co-curricular programme.

Our staff and students love this college, and are proud of the ‘MAC’ way. You will find a tremendous sense of warmth and spirit within the school born from the value placed on positive relationships. From our House Day in Week 1 to our impressive prize-givings at year-end, we set out to enjoy our successes together.

We aim to ignite passion in every student and develop their potential to be the best that they can be. We believe in self-responsibility and encourage our students to learn from their successes as well as their mistakes. We aim for our students to leave us with the confidence, self-reliance and motivation to make a difference in the world.

Mount Aspiring College (High School) in Wanaka combines an excellent education in a magnificent Alpine setting.  We encourage you to combine your passion for learning with your love of the outdoors and adventure.

Wanaka is a small town set on a beautiful lake in the Southern Alps of New Zealand.  It is a safe, peaceful and unpolluted location.  The town has excellent services and facilities and as well being the gateway to Mt Aspiring National Park, and a World Heritage area.

The small size of the College is its major strength, with a supportive family atmosphere in which all individuals are recognized.  Class sizes are small.

The College has achieved excellent academic results over the years and utilizes the local environment in its comprehensive Outdoor Education Programme which includes snowboarding, skiing, hiking, rock climbing and kayaking.  We offer an excellent performing arts programme.  The music suite includes practice rooms which are an integral part of the college. The college offers free musical tuition in a wide range of instruments. Performance groups include bands, choir, Maori Culture and college productions.  We have a purpose built drama suite.

Mount Aspiring College accepts students at Year 7 to Year 13 level as well as adult students who wish to improve their English.

New Zealand enjoys one of the highest standards of living in the world.  The countryside and natural heritage are some of the most beautiful anywhere.

Mount Aspiring College is a qualified educational provider who uses up to date resources, has excellent results in external examinations such as IELTS and TOEFL and has happy students. Students can benefit from studying in a safe, beautiful environment with an emphasis on assimilation into New Zealand's way of life, country and culture.

Mount Aspiring College has a unique learning environment -we invite you to discover education in paradise.

  • Enrolled students join NZ students in subject classes which include: Art, Economics, English, Graphics, Health, Japanese, Mathematics, Music, Outdoor Pursuits, Physical Education, Sciences -Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Social studies, Geography, Technology and computer studies.  The integrated program is for students who may study ESOL as well as a full NZ college curriculum towards New Zealand Qualifications Authority qualifications (NZQA).

  • ESOL classes teach the NZ curriculum so students can gain necessary qualifications to study toward university. Internationally recognized exams are taught and encouraged at our centre.

  • General English is for students of all ages who wish to study ESOL at the ILC.  There is a variety of courses that may be taken at any time of the year.  The Centre provides tuition for students at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. The four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking are taught along with grammar. A variety of resources are used with up-to-date texts.

The International Language Centre (ILC) is situated on the school grounds.  It has two classrooms which includes a lounge area, a kitchen and bathroom facilities.  The language centre provides ESOL classes for adults, casual students, visiting groups and International College students.  International students are welcome to use it for study after school.

You can apply for a place at Mt Aspiring College through an educational agent or you can apply directly to the College yourself.

If you are applying without an Agent, you can then apply at the embassy in your country and get a visa.

Mt. Aspiring College is a signatory to the Code of Practice for International Students


Mount Aspiring College
Plantation Road
Wanaka 9192
New Zealand

Tel: 03 443 9901

Fax: 03 443 9900




Mount Aspiring College

101 Plantation Rd


New Zealand 9305

Phone: +64(0)3 443 0499





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