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Macleans College
Virtue mine honour
2 Macleans Road, Bucklands Beach, Auckland
Coordinates 36°53′00″S 174°54′55″E / 36.8833°S 174.9152°E / -36.8833; 174.9152Coordinates: 36°53′00″S 174°54′55″E / 36.8833°S 174.9152°E / -36.8833; 174.9152
Type State co-ed secondary (year 9-13)
Established 1980
Ministry of Education Institution no. 41
Principal Byron J Bentley
School roll 2490
Socio-economic decile 10

Macleans College is a secondary school in Bucklands Beach, Auckland, New Zealand. The school was opened in 1980 by the Governor General Sir David Beattie. The current principal is Byron J Bentley. Over 2,500 students go to this school. Students have a choice of which qualifications they want to do - NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement), and CIE (Cambridge International Examinations).

House system

Macleans was the first public school in New Zealand to use the "Whanau House System". This is dividing the school up into eight 'houses'. Each house contains about 300 students in total, with two classes of 30 students in each year. These eight houses are named after some famous people from New Zealand. The names are: Batten, Mansfield, Rutherford, Kupe, Hillary, Te Kanawa, Snell and Upham. The school began with only 4 of these houses, but has got bigger over the years. The newest house is Upham house, which opened in 2003.


Some of the teachers at Macleans College are Dr Holborow (Physics Teacher). Mr Fletcher (History and Social Sciences teacher). Mrs Bungay (Computing and Information Management teacher). Mr Davidson (Social Sciences). Mr Edwards (Mathematics). Mrs Woodhead (English). Mrs Gill (English). Dr Kleinmans (Science and Chemistry). Ms Power (Science). Mr Tai (Science).

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