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Learning at Avondale College

Our focus at Avondale is on academic success for all our students. Our aim is to provide the education best suited to the needs of our students and the community that we serve.

We offer a top quality education to all our students covering all the essential learning areas. Students are encouraged to achieve personal excellence by both studying subjects in depth and by broadening their knowledge, interest and skills in a wide range of subjects.  Our  timetable is structured so that students can study at different levels in the same year.

Enrichment Programme

Advancement through enrichment courses and the Gifted and Talented Programme enables capable Year 9 and 10 students to be extended and well prepared for NCEA Excellence Endorsement or CIE A*/A grades in Year 11.


Homework has an important place in secondary education - it consolidates the work of the classroom and assists in developing the habit of independent work. Parents can help by ensuring that conditions in the home are suitable for such work and by checking on its regularity and completion. Students have diaries in which they should record the homework which has been set each night. Parents should check on these from time to time. No precise guide can be given to the amount of homework to be expected every night. The following is a guide to what can reasonably be expected at each form level:

  • Year 9 at least one hour per night
  • Year 10 at least one and a half hours per night
  • Year 11 at least two hours per night
  • Year 12 at least two and a half hours per night.

Students are welcome to make use of the Homework Centre which operates for one hour after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Library.


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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

While not compulsory, students are welcome to bring their personal devices to school to enhance their learning both inside and outside of school.

Our aim is to equip students with the skills they need to flourish in an increasingly digital environment, and as part of this, we offer students (and staff) the opportunity to gain industry level certifications in digital applications (such as Microsoft, Adobe, Autodesk and more).
Avondale College has a state-of-the-art wireless network which gives students access to all the resources necessary for supported and engaging digital learning.

Avondale College sets up a Microsoft Office 365 account for each student, which is accessible through their school login on the intranet. This account includes:

•  student email
•  1TB free cloud storage on     OneDrive
•  Microsoft Office online applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, SharePoint and more
•  the Avondale College School Calendar
•  access to OneNote classroom notes and assignments and more

Students are able to download a free copy of the latest Office Suite onto their device (and can use this on up to four other leases on supported devices).

Avondale College students also have the unique opportunity to access industry certification training and assessment modules through our GMETRIX portal.

To find out more about BYOD at Avondale College, please download the flyer in the link below.

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2009 Avondale College Victor Street, Avondale, Auckland New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 828-7024   Fax: +64 9 820-0183   Email: admin@avcol.school.nz