Senior College (Years 11-13)

Kia ora and welcome to the Senior College,

It is our pleasure and passion to host you during your time with us.  Our prayer is that this will be a time of success, growth, and encouragement for you as you embark on this chapter of your life.

As Deputy Principal of the Senior College, I am committed to seeing the best outcomes for the students in my care.  We want to see our students thrive and flourish, not only academically, but in all areas of life.  God has given each of us unique gifts and talents, and I want to see these nurtured and developed while students are in Senior College.

The Senior College is a place of serious academic pursuit; a place where young men and women qualify for the various pathways that suit the gifts and abilities God has built into their uniqueness; a place where their character continues to be refined in the disciplines of hard work, service and decision-making; and a place where God deepens their personal commitment to Him as they find their place in His plan and purpose for creation.

I look forward to getting to know you, as you undertake this exciting journey with us at Middleton Grange School.

Ngā mihi nui

Mr Shane McConnell
Deputy Principal – Head of Senior College


Whānau Groups

A horizontal Whānau group structure, based on the House system, operates throughout the Senior College. Students from the same year level are placed with a staff member who becomes their “familiar adult” care provider throughout their Senior College years.

Over this time, close relationships develop between the students in Whānau class, as well as with their Whānau teacher, as they participate in devotions, academic encouragement, house activities and social occasions together. A culture of care and mutual support is established within each Whānau class and encourages a family atmosphere throughout the school community.

Find out more about Senior College in starting Senior College, curriculum & subjects, Office 365 9-13 Module – Senior College Pupil Instructions and our image galleries.