Courtesy of Education New Zealand
STUDYING AT A SCHOOL IN NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand is a great choice for students and their families looking for high-quality international school education. New Zealand schools meet the highest academic standards, as shown by the latest OECD international comparison programme PISA, in which New Zealand students' results in literacy, maths and science are among the best in the world. While striving for academic excellence, the New Zealand education system also places a strong emphasis on character-building and equipping students with valuable life skills for the future. Students are encouraged to think creatively and independently so that they can achieve their best and reach their potential. Small class sizes mean that they enjoy a lot of individual attention from their teachers.
Safety is an essential consideration for a child or teenager studying abroad away from their family. In this respect, New Zealand is also an excellent choice, offering one of the safest environments in the world, particularly compared to other English-speaking countries. It should also be noted that the New Zealand government has introduced a Code of Practice to protect international students, which all schools must follow. The Code provides an expectation of standards, advice and pastoral support to international students.
CHOOSING A SCHOOL
As schools are allowed to develop their own character and areas of excellence, there is a great diversity of institutions for international students and their families to choose from. Students can choose from schools that are girls only, boys only or have both. Accommodation options vary and include homestays and on-campus boarding facilities. Some schools are located in peaceful rural settings, while others are in busy urban areas. Finally, the choice of a high school may also depend on the types of qualifications it offers - NCEA, Cambridge or International Baccalaureate. Our consultants are experts on the New Zealand education system and will be able to help you choose the school that is right for you or your child.