5. Saint Kentigern College
Saint Kentigern College is a private co-educational Presbyterian secondary school in the Suburb of Pakuranga on the eastern side of Auckland, New Zealand, beside the Tamaki Estuary. It is operated by the Saint Kentigern Trust Board which also operates Saint Kentigern Boys’ School, Saint Kentigern Girls’ School and Saint Kentigern Preschool based in 2 different campuses in Remuera.
Established in 1953, the college is semi-coeducational with a single-gender Middle College for years 7 and 8, with years 9 and 10 single-gender in core subjects and a co-educational Senior College for years 11–13.
Kentigern (or Mungo) is the patron Saint of Glasgow. In 2003, the college introduced girls into the school for the first time with 140 female students. There are now over 540 female students attending, with numbers increasing every year.
Saint Kentigern College is an IB World School offering the IB Diploma Programme for Year 12 and 13 students. The Saint Kentigern Trust Board approved the decision in late 2006. The course was first offered to Year 12 students in 2009.
The School has a total estimated net asset worth of $134 million.
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3. St Andrew’s College
St Andrew’s College, also known as StAC, in Christchurch, New Zealand, is a private, co-educational school that enrols from pre-school to secondary Year 13. It was founded in 1917 and it is the only independent, co-educational primary and secondary school in New Zealand’s South Island. Although now a fully co-educational school, it was formerly an all-boys school. It became fully co-educational in 2001. The current rector of St Andrew’s College is Christine Leighton.
The School has a total estimated net asset worth of $174 million.