We are committed to providing a learning environment that allows each of our young men to be the best that they can be.

The programme has a strong focus on the academic outcomes of each student;  we engage the best teaching staff, have specialised learning environments and an academic curriculum and co-curricular programmes designed to prepare our young men for the future.

Our NCEA results place us year after year amongst the top-performing boys’ schools in New Zealand, allowing many of our students to win scholarships and gain entry to leading universities both in New Zealand and overseas.Our future-focussed teaching and learning environment takes a balanced approach to educational delivery and includes opportunities for all learning styles. Digital technology in all its forms is an important feature of our educational delivery and  will enable students to leave us with an education relevant to the workforce of the 21st century. 

Academic Achievement

The College recognises academic achievement with awards in Assemblies, Good Report morning teas, Rector's Citations, Centurion Awards, Honours Ties and the coveted Academic Colours. Competition for the award of the Dux of the College is fierce and inspires top students to strive for excellence in all they do.​​​​​​

Learn about what we offer from Year 7 to Year 13

Internal Academic Awards


Students who have achieved Excellence in one or more standards.

In 2020 we had the following students achieve this award:

Level One: 8 boys over 10 subjects
Level Two: 16 boys over 16 subjects
​​​​​​​Level Three: 5 boys over 5 subjects


The Rector’s Citation is awarded to students in which staff recognise the qualities of diligence and determination through the year and in their end of year results. 


Academic Ties are awarded to students who achieved 70%+ GPA Academic in NCEA Level One.

Academic Colours are awarded to students who achieved 70%+ GPA in NCEA level Two

If a students GPA is higher then 90% (top 5 students in Level One and top 5 students in Level Two) they are awarded with distinction 



e-learning has considerable potential to assist the making of connections by enabling students to enter and explore new learning environments, overcoming barriers of distance and time.  

Collaboration, connection and accessing a world of knowledge and understanding is now the norm for Lindisfarne students.


Our Learning Enhancement programme provides a well-established system of support for all learners whether they require individual tutoring for specific learning needs or extension through our Gifted and Talented programme.​​​​​​​

Seminars are available to support the learning of all students covering areas such as study skills and essay writing.


We recognise that the key to success, both within school and without, is for students to have a passion for subjects and interests that ultimately lead to a satisfying career where students reach their full potential.

Our Careers Advisor provides our Senior School students the necessary information and confidence to face a succession of options, decisions and career choices.


NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement) is the national qualification for senior secondary school students in New Zealand. 

Since the introduction of NCEA, the College has been very pleased with the performance of our students at all three NCEA Levels; their results have consistently placed Lindisfarne College as one of the top-performing boys-only schools in the country. 

Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC)

Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) takes many forms from the traditional camps from Year 7 to 10 to field trips associated with particular curriculum subjects such as Science, Geography, Biology and Maori Studies.  

Our camps are designed to expose the boys to different and challenging situations in the outdoor environment where they have to co-operate as a group, are at times taken out of their comfort zone and most all have loads of fun.Year 7 & 8 Tango Marae Trip (Term 3)

Year 7 & 8 Outdoor Camp (Term 4)​​​​​​​

Year 9 Activities Week (Term 4)

Year 10 Outdoor Pursuits Centre (Term 4)