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Ashburton College

Ashburton College is situated in the bustling hub of Mid Canterbury, the heart of New Zealand’s beautiful South Island. The College has the advantage of being the “right size”, and in the “right place”. We have higher than the national average academic results, exceptional sporting successes and have outstanding performances in art, drama and music.
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Avonside Girls’ High School

Avonside students are offered a rich and varied programme of cultural, musical, sporting and outdoor activities. International students are encouraged to participate in our Volunteer Programme and to take advantage of opportunities to develop leadership skills.
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Burnside High School

Welcome to Burnside High School. Our school is successful and highly regarded. As one of the largest secondary schools in New Zealand we offer a wide range of opportunities through quality learning experiences. We have a reputation as an academic school that provides an impressive list of subjects to study while also offering numerous sporting and cultural opportunities.
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Cashmere High School

Cashmere High School welcomes international students and offers students a wide variety of subjects and activities in a caring, supportive environment. We have high expectations of our students and believe academic success is critical in providing students with the opportunity to pursue pathways. There is a proud sense of community among staff and students, and this is reflected in their academic, sporting and cultural successes.
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Christ’s College

Christ’s College is New Zealand’s oldest private school, with a beautiful historic campus set in the heart of the city. The College has an impressive academic record, with the majority of boys going on to tertiary study at top universities worldwide. With places being highly sought after, Christ’s College has a small but highly motivated group of international students, who live in on-site boarding houses and become fully immersed in school life.
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Christchurch Boys’ High School

Founded in 1881, Christchurch Boys’ High School has a reputation for academic excellence and an extensive co-curricular programme, and is regarded as one of New Zealand’s leading schools. Christchurch Boys’ High School believes in high standards and the pursuit of excellence – in academic work, in sport and culture, in discipline and behaviour, and in service to others.
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Christchurch Girls’ High School

Established in 1877, Christchurch Girls’ High School has a longstanding tradition of providing an extremely high standard of education for girls. Located near picturesque Hagley Park, near the centre of Christchurch, we are one of the top single-sex high schools in New Zealand with consistently high achievement rates. We offer a full classroom and school experience with access to the entire school curriculum and immersion into classrooms.
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Darfield High School

Darfield High School is large enough to offer a wide range of academic, cultural, and sporting opportunities but small enough to know our students well.
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Ellesmere College

A small, family-oriented school, international students have the opportunity to experience an authentic Kiwi lifestyle at Ellesmere College. Located in the friendly, rural town of Leeston, near to lively Christchurch, our beautiful surroundings offer international students the full-package from Mt Hutt ski fields to equestrian riding. Our strong academic record and extra-curricular opportunities ensure international students thrive in all areas.
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Hillmorton High School

Hillmorton High School is a Year 7 – 13 co-ed school located close to the city centre, and near to sporting, cultural and shopping facilities. Our smaller international programme means we know our students well and are able to provide personalised academic and pastoral support. Set in extensive grounds, Hillmorton offers a wide range of learning opportunities and individualised study programmes in purpose-built facilities.
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Hornby High School

Hornby High School has a distinctive identity based on strong family and community relationships. We are proud to be an inclusive, friendly school where student wellbeing and positive connections are important and are springboards to achievement. At our school all students can make their mark - academic, cultural, sporting - and set their direction for life after school. A Hornby High School leaver is confident and well prepared for the future.
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Kaiapoi High School

Kaiapoi High School is a modern co-ed school located in Kaiapoi, twenty minutes drive from the city and Christchurch International Airport. Kaiapoi High School offers a wide range of subjects, sports and extra curricular activities. Set in rural North Canterbury and surrounded by beautiful views of farmland, it is a 1½-hour drive to the mountains and ski-fields. Nearby beaches and rivers allow easy access to all water sports and recreation.
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Lincoln High School

Lincoln High School is a decile 10 school offering a safe, caring and spacious learning environment with easy access to the attractions of Christchurch. Committed to a quality education, the school has a strong focus on academic achievement and success. Innovative programmes lead progressively to senior levels where students are prepared for entry to university. Our examination results are very high.
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Linwood College at Ōtākaro

Linwood College at Ōtākaro has a wide variety of different cultures which we believe add to the rich tapestry of what we have to offer international students. Not only do our students experience life in a New Zealand secondary school, but they learn about many different cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. We embrace diversity and inclusiveness which we believe reflects both New Zealand's society today, and New Zealand’s global future.
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Mairehau High School

Mairehau High School is located near many recreational facilities such as golf courses, driving ranges, a swimming complex, mountain biking tracks and much more. A wide range of sporting, musical, drama and cultural options are also available which includes an annual international festival.
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Middleton Grange School

Middleton Grange School is a mixed integration school for students between 5 and 18 years of age (from 1st to 13th year) that offers a familiar and comprehensive environment. Students enjoy modern facilities, including a Performing Arts Centre that features a theatre that seats 300 people, as well as innovative music and theatre facilities.
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Mount Hutt College

Mount Hutt College is located in Methven, a town within a beautiful rural area with a wide range of agricultural and tourism businesses and many outdoor recreation activities. Our smaller secondary school offers students individual attention and students are well known to all staff. International students have an individualised plan to achieve their personal and academic goals. The college promotes excellence in all aspects of student activity.
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Oxford Area School

Oxford Area School is a growing Year 1-13 school of approximately 520 students with less than 10 internationals. Our homestays are located in the village within walking distance of the school or on lifestyle or working farms located on the school bus route. Students who love fresh air, the outdoors and animals will love being here.
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Papanui High School

Papanui High School is located in the north of the city, next to Northlands Mall. This allows students to move to and from school and around the city by bus. We are also 30 minutes from the beach for surfing and one hour from the mountains for hiking and skiing. Students can choose their subjects from a broad curriculum.
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Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

A quality education is a gift for life. Our commitment to you and your daughter is that at Rangi Ruru she will be inspired, challenged, and empowered within a community that knows and cares for her. She will be motivated to develop knowledge, understanding and skills and a strong set of values; she will make lifelong friends and will have fun. She will leave a connected and curious citizen with the belief in herself to pursue her dreams.
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Rangiora High School

Rangiora High School is a ‘city-style' in a safe rural environment. Established in 1884, the co-educational government school with 1,800 students has 130 years of excellence with both academic achievement and sporting success. It is set in extensive grounds, which cover 49 hectares of land with a school farm, equestrian academy and excellent modern classrooms and sporting facilities.
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Rangiora New Life School

Rangiora New Life School is the only Christian inter-denominational school in North Canterbury with a community of approximately 470 students aged 5-18 and 50 staff members. International students from a range of countries receive a warm welcome and a caring family atmosphere in which they can achieve excellent academic results and enjoy a wide variety of sports especially volleyball and basketball and cultural activities.
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Riccarton High School

Riccarton High School has welcomed international students for over 25 years. We maintain a medium-sized international programme of approximately 60 students; small enough to give students the individual care and attention they need, but within a school large enough to provide a high quality programme, plus staff and support services for every facet of New Zealand life.
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St Andrew’s College

The St Andrew’s College International Programme is an opportunity for young men and women to embrace a dynamic secondary school, enriched in culture, tradition and excellence. With modern facilities in which to study and board, students are given every opportunity to learn, perform and achieve success. International students are welcomed into a busy, vibrant and close-knit community, where they enjoy a world-class education in a safe environment.
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St Bede’s College

St Bede’s offers an excellent academic education alongside a multitude of sporting and cultural opportunities for every boy. We are proud of our academic standards and were the highest performing non-private boys’ school in Canterbury in NCEA in 2018. International students can choose to live in the College dormitory or with homestay families. The small number of international students means that each boy is recognised as an individual.
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St Margaret's College

St Margaret’s College is one of New Zealand’s leading girls’ school with a proud 110-year history of academic, sporting and cultural excellence. An education at St Margaret’s College offers a dual academic pathway to leading universities around the world through the International Baccalaureate as well as NCEA, the only girls’ school in New Zealand’s South Island to do so.
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Shirley Boys’ High School

Shirley Boys’ High School is a single-sex school with a roll of 1200 boys. On April 29th, 2019 we opened our doors to students and staff as New Zealand’s newest campus. Our new site is custom-built, and our facilities are superb. We are situated next to a brand-new City Council swimming facility which means our students have excellent access to the community swimming pool. We pride ourselves in being specialists in boys’ education.
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Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College is a school for girls aged 11 - 18, established in 1918 by the Sisters of Mercy. Set in 4.5 hectares of beautifully landscaped grounds, our modern facilities include a new Science building, a Library Information Resource Centre, an Auditorium complex with Music Suite, and fully equipped Gymnasium. Outdoor facilities include six multi-purpose courts for tennis, netball and hockey along with sports fields and a swimming pool.
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