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Queen Charlotte College Aerial Flyover video

Kia Ora

welcome

We warmly invite you to access all aspects of information about Queen Charlotte College. You will see from our location that we are indeed fortunate to be based at the entrance-way to the beautiful Marlborough Sounds where we thrive on providing unique opportunities for our students. Our Aquaculture Academy is an exciting arm of the school with ever expanding initiatives underway.

As a “smaller” New Zealand College we celebrate the exciting times we live in as our school roll grows and opportunities for our students grow with that roll. Reputation is an important part of our philosophy and we encourage our students to take pride in themselves and Queen Charlotte College. We strongly value the concept of “whanau” or “extended family”. Our staff and students take pride in ensuring that all members of the Queen Charlotte College community have a real sense of belonging. We welcome overseas students and embrace multi-cultural diversity within our school.

“He aha te mea nui

He tangata, he tangata, he tangata

What is the greatest thing? – It is people, it is people, it is people.”

Enjoy your visit.

Mission Statement- AKE TONU

Maximum Achievement through personal best in sporting, cultural, and academic endeavours, while respecting self, others and the environment.


Depicting Captain James Cook’s ship the Endeavour (Captain Cook charted this area during several voyages to New Zealand in the mid to late 1700’s).

    • The open book represents the importance of both reading and learning.
    • The mere represents the high respect we have for Maori and for their ancestors.
    • Finally, the Southern Cross symbolises the same original means of navigation utilised by both the Pakeha and the Maori cultures.