Northland has both urban and rural schools that provide children with a great education. These schools are often also the heart of their local communities and schools have excellent facilities, including comfortable green spaces, well stocked libraries, gymnasiums and some have swimming pools.
The school year runs from January to December and is divided into four terms. The longest break happens over summer, beginning in December with school restarting in February.
Primary Schools build a strong foundation in literacy, numeracy and a broad and balanced curriculum. These schools cater for children from Year 1 up to Year 6, with some attending through to Year 7 and 8.
Intermediate Schools introduce specialist subjects in preparation for secondary school. Students learn a broad, balanced curriculum and develop individual thought.
Secondary schools cater for children from Year 9 to Year 13. Students focus on subject-based learning, with growing opportunities to specialise as the student progresses.