A world class education
Kristin is a leading independent, Early Learning to Year 13 co-educational school with a roll of over 1,800 students situated on Auckland’s North Shore.
The first authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) School in New Zealand, Kristin has offered its Senior students the choice of the IB Diploma Programme or the New Zealand National Qualification (now NCEA) since 1989. Recognised internationally as a university entrance qualification, the IB Diploma has enabled Kristin graduates to gain entry to some of the world’s most prestigious universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and Stanford.
With an established reputation of academic excellence and results that compare favourably to any in the world, Kristin introduced the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) in the Junior School in 2001 and, the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) for Year 7-10 students in 2002.
As part of a network of almost 5,000 schools in over 140 countries, Kristin shares a commitment to quality international education and plays an active and supporting role in the worldwide community of IB schools.
The IB places strong emphasis on ongoing curriculum and assessment development and the professional development of teachers. Kristin teachers therefore have access to extensive support and professional development opportunities, enabling them to interact with teachers from around the world. It is testimony to their dedication and experience that a number of our teaching staff also hold positions as IB examiners, moderators and workshop leaders.
IB Mission Statement
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
IB Curriculum/Academic Pathways
Three challenging programmes
What started in the late 1960s as a single programme providing a university entrance qualification for internationally mobile students has today grown to be four dynamic programmes spanning the years from Kindergarten to pre-university.
All IB programmes:
Building on the Christian values upon which Kristin was founded, the IB programmes aim to develop internationally-minded young people who, recognising their common humanity, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
All IB students learn a second language together with the skills to live and work with others both locally and internationally. This international perspective, however, is not gained at the expense of their own language or culture. Indeed, we believe that the best way to appreciate another language or culture is firstly to be confident with your own.
IB Learner Profile
The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
As IB learners we strive to be:
The IB learner profile represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools. We believe these attributes, and others like them, can help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national and global communities.
Dual Academic Pathway in Senior School
Our dual academic pathway enables Senior School students to take control of their education, allowing them to choose an academic format to suit their learning styles and to customise their qualification towards their tertiary aspirations.
Senior students can choose from the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and NCEA Level 2 and 3 pathways. Both challenging qualification pathways offer a broad range of subject choices to suit our students’ interests and future tertiary goals. They are supported by talented, experienced and passionate teachers, and regardless of their elected pathway, all students enjoy the advantages of studying within an IB World School.