College - New Zealand

New Zealand

In New Zealand the word "college" normally refers to a secondary school for ages 13 to 17. In contrast, most older schools of the same type are "high schools". Also, single-sex schools are more likely to be "Someplace Boys/Girls High School", but there are also many coeducational "high schools". The difference between "high schools" and "colleges" is usually only one of terminology. However, many private or integrated schools are known as "such and such college". There does seem to be a geographical difference in terminology: "colleges" most frequently appear in the North Island, whereas "high schools" are more common in the South Island.

The constituent colleges of the former University of New Zealand (such as Canterbury University College) have become independent universities. Some halls of residence associated with New Zealand universities retain the name of "college", particularly at the University of Otago (which although brought under the umbrella of the University of New Zealand, already possessed university status and degree awarding powers). The institutions formerly known as "Teacher-training colleges" now style themselves "College of education".

Some universities, such as the University of Canterbury, have divided their University into constituent administrative "Colleges" – the College of Arts containing departments that teach Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Science containing Science departments, and so on. This is largely modelled on the Cambridge model, discussed above.

Like the United Kingdom some professional bodies in New Zealand style themselves as "colleges", for example, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the R.A.C. of Physicians.

Read more about this topic:  College

Other articles related to "new zealand, zealand":

Regions With Significant Multiracial Populations - New Zealand
... immigrants, so that the vast majority of New Zealand's half million Maori now also have some other ancestry, and many who identify as Pakeha may also have Māori forebears ...
New Zealand, Buckinghamshire
0.814343°W / 51.825435 -0.814343 New Zealand New Zealand OS grid reference SP8114 Civil parish Aylesbury District Aylesbury Vale Shire county Buckinghamshire Region ...
Zealand, New Brunswick - Community
... Following the decision by Canadian Pacific Railway to abandon its line through Zealand in 1993, the rail corridor has been converted to a recreational ...
Zeddie
... Zeddie ( or Z Class or Takapuna) is an old New Zealand sailing dinghy ... Brown at Northcote (Auckland, New Zealand) in the 1920s ... The Zeddie was the major training class for New Zealand teenagers through until the late 1950's ...
Bachelor Of Arts - Regional Differences - Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa
... In universities in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, the B.A ... degree can be taken over three years of full-time study ...

Famous quotes containing the word zealand:

    Teasing is universal. Anthropologists have found the same fundamental patterns of teasing among New Zealand aborigine children and inner-city kids on the playgrounds of Philadelphia.
    Lawrence Kutner (20th century)