College co-principal George Rasmussen said the whole school was absolutely thrilled with the success and pass results of their students.
Rasmussen said compared to 2015; the school had no need to push the students through with extra standards.
He said 20 students took the NCEA examination and two passed with excellence and six with merits.
“The success behind these students is due to the dedication and hard work of a committed staff and we acknowledge our teachers and the ongoing support of the Ministry of Education,” Rasmussen said.
He said students needed to realise that NCEA is only achievable with consistent, focussed work and a committed attitude.
“Students need to take responsibility for their own learning.”
The NCEA preliminary results were released earlier last week by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).
According to the ministry more than 400 Cook Islands students successfully completed the level one, two and three programmes.
With a great number of students earning merits and excellence, more than 85 per cent of Year 11-13 achieved their NCEA qualifications.
In an earlier statement, Education secretary Gail Townsend said the youngsters demonstrated their ability to use learning and apply knowledge and that is the next stage of education.
Townsend said she is encouraged to see another year with results improving and hopes to see this continuing in the coming years.
Students can continue to access their results online at www.nzqa.govt.nz. Those who cannot get online can contact their school, or the ministry, for their results.