News & Events


Senior Ball - Friday 21 June

Matariki Holiday - Friday 28 June

Last Day of Term 2 - Friday 5 July

First Day of Term 3 - Monday 22 July


We are running lessons in learning Chinese/Mandarin! They are taught by a certified instructor and are perfect for beginners in the language. Sessions are $20 per lesson and run on Friday afternoons. See Mrs Elliott at the library to register asap.


Birkenhead College recently hosted our Te Ara Whetū Kāhui Ako Conference for our local educators, from kindergarten to college. This was an opportunity to strengthen relationships with kaiako. Teachers and teacher aides shared ideas that are informed by the latest research, and we had several past BC pupils presenting and in attendance. The conference also provided opportunities for reflection and plans to use new strategies in our classrooms to raise achievement across our community. Team work makes the dream work!

Article added: Thursday 13 June 2024


The Lumino the Dentists Mobile Unit is scheduled to come to Birkenhead College from 21st August through to 30th August. The Lumino the Dentists, School Smiles Programme is fully funded by the Ministry of Health. It offers free dental examinations, oral health education, x-rays and a professional dental clean for students in year 9 to year 13, up until their 18th birthday. Treatment including white fillings, sealants and extractions of baby teeth are also provided on the school grounds as required. For other treatment not completed on board the unit, you will be referred to your local practice or orthodontic specialist.

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The Year 12 and 13 Drama class invite you to their class production of BRAINSTORM

Inside every adolescent brain, 86 billion neurons connect and collide to produce the most frustrating, chaotic, and exhilarating changes that happen to human bodies. BRAINSTORM is a theatrical investigation into how teenagers’ brains work, and why they’re designed by evolution to be the way they are. Created in collaboration with neuroscientists Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Dr. Kate Mills, this performance of BRAINSTORM has been devised with the Birkenhead College Year 12 and 13 Drama class. BRAINSTORM draws directly on their own personal experiences of being a teenager and is an interesting glimpse into why our rangatahi act the way they do. 

This performance is R13 - some strong language and themes


Birkenhead College is seeking local families to host International Students.

We are looking forward to hosting overseas students once again at the school. An integral part of their NZ stay is to live with a local family and participate in family life, which is an important aspect of the total student experience.

International students also offer valuable cultural interaction for you and your family - many families have made lifelong friends as a result of hosting!

Host families are asked to provide a room, three meals a day, Wi-Fi connection and to assist with transport from time to time, for which $300 per week will be paid. All members of the household aged 18 years and older are required to complete a Police Vet check via the school.

If you would like to know more, please contact: Nataliya Novak or phone 09 483 9039, Ext 838