Academic Achievements

Our school has a proud tradition of our students attaining consistently outstanding academic achievements.


Academic excellence is one of the key drivers for families in choosing a Kristin education for their children and Kristin’s proud record in this arena has been further strengthened with another set of excellent examination results for 2023.

Kristin’s Senior School students choose to follow either the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme or NCEA pathway in roughly equal numbers, and the recently released 2023 results are evidence of the strength of both programmes of study at Kristin.

97% of Kristin’s IB candidates were successful in gaining their diplomas in 2023. 36% of students gained a score of 40 or more points, qualifying them as New Zealand IB Top Scholars. This compares favourably with the 9% of students worldwide who obtained a score of more than 40. Three Kristin students achieved a score of 44 points - Michael Feng, Jacob Wang and Angelina Youssef - with a further six students achieving a score of 43

Overall 36% of Kristin IB candidates gained 40 or more points, qualifying them as New Zealand IB Top Scholars.

With more than 30 years of experience in offering the IB Diploma Programme, Kristin had the largest number of candidates of any New Zealand school in the November examinations session.

Kristin’s NCEA results also demonstrate the excellent level of academic achievement by Kristin students. With an overall NCEA pass rate of 93%, 64% with Merit or Excellence across Levels 2 and 3, Kristin’s commitment to the national qualification is celebrated throughout the school. Across all students, 91% of students were awarded University Entrance (UE).

Senior School Principal David Boardman says a score of more than 40 is an outstanding feat. “Once again Kristin students have demonstrated their ability to achieve at the very highest levels among their peers from around the world. Gaining such impressive scores is a truly remarkable achievement and these scores are testament to the hard work and dedication of Kristin students. Congratulations to all students who gained their IB Diplomas. We wish them every success for their futures.”


Kristin's average pass rate over the last 5 years has been 97% and over 27% of Kristin students have been awarded 40+ points out of the potential 45. In addition, the average (mean) diploma score for Kristin students has been 36 points.

Kristin also enjoys the enviable position of having had at least one student achieve the perfect score of 45 points in 8 of the last 10 years.

YEAR  Kristin  World   Kristin World   Kristin World
2022  97 86     29  15   36   32
2021  100 89   43 18   38 33
2020 98 85   27 11   36 31
 2019 97 70    19 8   35 28.5
 2018 99 68   25  8   35 30


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