The Liger Leadership Academy is for young people who have the potential to become New Zealand’s future entrepreneurs and leaders. These learners will contribute positively to their community and to our world. The Liger Leadership Academy is a six year programme (Year 8-13). It opened as a day school in 2022.
We believe that students engage best when learning is meaningful, authentic, personalised and student-directed (MAPS©). Find out more by downloading our Prospectus.
The Liger Leadership Academy’s curriculum is benchmarked against the New Zealand Curriculum. Learners who graduate from Liger Leadership Academy will leave with a National Certificate of Education Achievement (NCEA) which is the qualification issued by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Our learners will also complete a successful internship in the community and complete a successful Year 13 impact project.
During their studies, learners will build a student portfolio of their work and write an essay at the end of each year, highlighting how they thought about-, raised awareness of-, promoted- or created change in their community, New Zealand, or the world.
We intake students in years 8 and 9. At capacity, each cohort will target 48 students. They will experience the Liger Learning© curriculum, which includes Explorations, Essentials, Expertise and Extensions.
A unique feature of the curriculum is our focus on Explorations. These are truly meaningful projects, based on authentic community needs. They are designed with and through experts and organisations, and are tailored around solving an environmental, societal, political or cultural issue.
We are a school located in New Zealand, serving New Zealand students who will make a positive impact on this country. Therefore, we align our programme to the New Zealand Curriculum and to its aspiration that all learners will be connected, actively involved, lifelong learners. We have benchmarked our curriculum against the values, key competencies, principles and learning areas (and progressions) of the New Zealand Curriculum.