Our college was built in 1986 when the Wanaka Area School was outgrown. Currently we are undergoing a major redevelopment of the campus to update current buildings and cater for our growing roll.
The college is experiencing a positive growth at present. In 2021 we started the year with over 1100 students. Each year we also have 30 hostellers who join us for Year 13 from around New Zealand.See more on the Hostel
Work on Stage 1 is well underway, with the construction of the new classroom and admin areas. The overall plan, which consist of five stages, will encompass many new learning area expansions. Our 1000 students current capacity will be significantly increased to house 1600 student.
Upgrading MAC webpage The Upgrading MAC poster
Kitenga is the newly envisioned gifted and talented programme uniquely designed for MAC studentsGo to Kitenga page
A new connection between MAC and the local snow industry - Cardona and Treble Cone mountain resorts.view details
In Wanaka and definitely at MAC we like to 'get amongst it' - what better way than on a Level 1, 2 or 3 Outdoors Pursuit Course.go to the OP page
Working in conjunction with Wanaka Flight Training you can get your PPL in fixed wings or helicopters right here in Wanaka.go to the Aviation webpage
Year 13s are immersed in our community with our volunteer programme - pay it forward.see the SIC webpage
Each year 30 students from all over New Zealand are selected, through interview, to stay in our purpose built Hostel for Year 13.View the Hostel webpage