New Zealand Schools

New Zealand Schools K-12 is a free guide for international school students, parents and teachers about studying at New Zealand schools.882c71e389

Registered New Zealand school agents help international students to apply at schools in New Zealand:

  1. primary,
  2. intermediate,
  3. secondary schools and
  4. preschools

to achieve the advantages of the internationalised education system.

Contact our New Zealand school experts to get a wide variety of free service such as:

  1. help with your student visa,
  2. accommodation,
  3. course information,
  4. student travel,
  5. student counselling,
  6. and a dedicated school agent as contact person before and after arrival.

Schools in New Zealand

Schools in New Zealand is your online gateway to information about New Zealand education. It provides access to educational services and advice for international students and parents. The Programme for International Student Assessment, currently ranks...

Qualifications Authority

New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Strict High School Assessment Ensures Popularity of NCEA in Global Market
Education in New Zealand is at par with international standard. However, a quality regulatory body, the New Zealand Qualifications Authority...

Types of Schools

New Zealand Schools
New Zealand School Facts
New Zealand has over 2,000 primary and secondary schools. State schools and state integrated schools are primary funded by central government. Private schools receive a lower level of state funding (about...

Education System

New Zealand Education System

Education System
Primary education commences at five years of age and generally ends in the eleventh year, two years for intermediate schooling, and secondary education is compulsory until age fifteen.
Courses are...

High Schools

AA Education's High School Abroad Program provides students with an opportunity for a unique, rewarding experience that they will remember for a lifetime! New Zealand High Schools have welcomed international students from Brazil, Germany, Austria,...

High School Application

New Zealand High School Application
Please be advised that High Schools coast a yearly fee for international students. For further information please contact our student advisor via our application form.
New Zealand High School Application



New Zealand Education

Advantages of the New Zealand Education System
New Zealand's education system has currently been ranked as the seventh best in the world by the Programme for International Student Assessment. This country has well qualified...

High School Qualifications

New Zealand High School Qualifications

New Zealand High School Qualifications for International Students
High School in New Zealand is compulsory for students under 16 years of age. For those wishing to complete High School by sitting the senior...

Student Visa

New Zealand Student Visa

New Zealand Student Visa for High School Students.
The New Zealand government offers student visa's for both Primary and Secondary school students, in order to apply for one of these visa's you must have gained acceptance...

New Zealand Schools - Profiles

New Zealand Schools
An increasing number of Schools have preschools (for children aged 2 to 5 years).
Primary Schools
Years 1 to 8 (aged 5 to 12 years): Some primary schools may admit students only at Years 4 or 5 to Year 8.

ACG Strathallan

ACG Strathallan Overview
ACG Strathallan is a leading, modern school that provides high quality school education from the pre-school years up to senior high. Highly qualified staff provide students with individual attention, critical thinking is encouraged...

Aquinas College

Aquinas College
Aquinas College Overview
Aquinas College is an Integrated State Catholic College located on the Western Bay of Plenty, about two and a half hours south east of Auckland. It caters for Years 7 –13 and aims to encourage excellence, i...

Burnside High School

Burnside High School Overview
On of New Zealand’s largest secondary schools, Burnside High is well-placed to offer a large range of specialty subjects along within its overall curriculum. The school’s ethos is one of excellence, individual care for...

Mountainview High School

Mountainview High School Overview
Mountainview caters for Years 9-13 and offers ahigh quality education in a supportive environment that encourages students to achieve academic and personal excellence. The school offers students a wide range of options...

Cashmere High School

Cashmere High School Overview
Cashmere High School provides a varied, world class high school education for its students in an environment where individual care is paramount. Students are encouraged to excel, supported in their academic work and inspired...

Henderson High School

Henderson High School Overview
Our Facilities

Small, friendly school 20 minutes from Auckland City
Spacious park-like grounds nestled in the Waitakere ranges
Emphasis on excellence in academic, sporting and cultural achievement

Kerikeri High School

Kerikeri High School Overview
Kerikeri is a state high school catering to Years 7-13 and aims to develop its students into responsible citizens who are capable academically, in sporting and cultural activities, and in community affairs.
The school...

William Colenso College

William Colenso College Overview
William Colenso College values excellence in academic, personal and social development. It aims to assist students to develop the skills and attitudes that lead to success in study and life, with well-rounded character...

Tauranga Boy’s College

Tauranga Boy’s College Overview
Tauranga Boy’s College is known for its pursuit of excellence, its supportive environment and its traditional values in fostering the growth of boys into fine, upstanding men. Students are valued as the reason for the...

Takapuna Grammar School

Takapuna Grammar School Overview
Takapuna Grammar School is known for the academic achievements of its students, as well as its performance in the areas of sport and culture. Personal excellence and quality academic achievement form key elements of...

St John’s College

St John’s College Overview
St John’s was founded by the Marist Order in 1961 as a boy’s high school for Years 9-13, offering excellence in academic studies and personal growth and development to its students.
It is a relatively small college so it...

Otumoetai College

Otumoetai College Overview
Otumoetai College is a state-run coed secondary school that enrols students for Years 9-13. It’s mission is to encourage excellence in independent study and promote the wellbeing of students within the college community.


New Zealand Schools

New Zealand Schools FAQ
How can I enrol?
Request an enrolment form to be sent by email. Print and fill the enrolment form in and return it by post, fax or email attachment.
Do I need a visa?
If you want to study for...

About us

New Zealand Education Agent

Education Consultation
AA Education is a Network which prides itself on its knowledge of all Educational avenues available in New Zealand for International Students. With extensive information on Secondary Schools,...

School Application

New Zealand School Application

Please be aware that schools in New Zealand charge tuition fees of around AU$5000 per term (1/2 year). To find a school and learn more, just contact our student service.
Our service is free of charge and we usually...

Student Services is an international agency designed to support students wishing to come and study at schools in New Zealand. We wish to promote the invaluable education gained from stepping outside of your comfort zone and meeting new people...


Live in New Zealand

Life as a student in New Zealand
As a school student, your day will probably begin around 7am for breakfast, like most New Zealanders on week days. Then the school starts at around 8:30 am, has a lunch break in the middle of...


We provide you with information about the New Zealand education system and its  institutions which offer a wide range of courses and qualifications.

New Zealand has an international reputation as a provider of quality education. Our educational ...

School System

New Zealand School System
The New Zealand School System
Schooling in New Zealand starts at the age of 5. New Zealand children spend the first six years studying at the primary level and when they reach the age of eleven, they either pursue two more...

School System - Testimonial

Anja H., Germany
For better understanding it’s important to know that more than 80 percent of New Zealand’s population are Britons or Europeans. So it’s not bizarre that the New Zealand school system is similar to the British ones. We all know that ...

Examinations & Assessment in Secondary Cchools

Examinations & Assessment in New Zealand Secondary Schools

Currently, New Zealand secondary school students study for the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). This qualification replaced the old School Certificate in 2002.


New Zealand Homestay

Many New Zealand high schools and other education institutes offer a Home Stay program for their international students.
Home Stay is where a student is place in the home and care of a New Zealand government approved family....

Student Visa

New Zealand Student Visa

Generally there are two kinds of primary and secondary schools in New Zealand that can offer places to international students. These are the state or integrated schools funded and accredited by the Government to enrol full-fee...


New Zealand Sightseeing

Sightseeing in New Zealand
New Zealand sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire and the landscape is one of contrasts – the South Island was formed largely by glaciers while the North Island is alive with volcanic activity. There a...

Why New Zealand

New Zealand education system

The land of the long white cloud has found itself catering to an overwhelming influx of international students, intent on scouring the corners of the globe in search of themselves whilst maintaining focus on their...


Learn in New Zealand
Computer-Aided Learning can Enhance Wider Knowledge and Interactions among High School Students
Computer-aided learning or commonly known as blended learning started sometime around the beginning of the 20th century in New Zealand....

New Zealand

Facts about New Zealand


New Zealand has a population of 4.028 million, and a land area of 268,680 square kilometres. The highest point is Mount Cook or Mount Aoraki which is 3754 metres above sea level.

The official languages of New Zealand...


Climate in New Zealand

When you think of New Zealand you usually think of beautiful Alpine Mountains and fantastic snow fields. While this may be true for New Zealands South Island during the winter months these being June, July and August. The...

Life in New Zealand

New Zealand consists of it's two main islands the north island and the south island. New Zealand is a smaller country with just over four million people calling it home. Which is a great thing giving you more time to enjoy everything New Zealand has...

New Zealand Video



When one thinks of New Zealand, they think of Mountain Ranges, Spectacular Beaches, Rugby and Bungi Jumping. New Zealand does also have some exciting and trendy cities. These cities are full of history, beauty, culture, entertainment and many shops.




Auckland is New Zealands largest cities, located on the North Island of New Zealand and on the north east coast of the island. Home to some amazing beaches, mountains and scenery. 1,313,900 people call Auckland home. The Maori's first...


Christchurch is New Zealands second largest city, home to 382,200 people. Located on the South Island of New Zealand, towards the western side of the island. Christchurch is better known for it's amazing snow fields during winter and being a boutique...


Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, located on the south side of New Zealands north island. Interestingly Wellington is only the third largest city in New Zealand. Known to New Zealanders as the 'Capital of Cool'. Wellington isn't just a big...


New Zealand is located in the South Pacific and given the fact that it is made up of two main islands (the North and South Islands) and many smaller ones, it is safe to say that the sights to be seen are many and varied.

The North Island is the...

National Parks

New Zealand’s has fourteen stunning national parks that encompass a variety of landscapes, wildlife and vegetation.  From the sparkling beaches of the Tasman, to the snow capped peaks of Arthur’s Pass, to the raging Wanganui River, national parks were...


New Zealand Weather

Aotearoa… The Land of the Long White Cloud… New Zealand.
Located in the Southern Hemisphere the seasons in New Zealand oppose those in the Northern Hemisphere. The summer months are from December until February, the autumn mon...

New Zealand Cities

New Zealands Main Cities

New Zealand is a country full of history and beauty, with history even as it seems within the controversy of what a city actually was. Before 1989 the term city took on two meanings. Before this time a borough council...


Christchurch is the second largest city in New Zealand, it is situated on the South Island and boasts its Alpine region, beautiful beaches and relaxing countryside.
Better known as 'the garden city', 382,200 people call this city home.

A boutique...


Auckland is ideally situated on the North Island right on the coast, this is how it has earned its name 'the city of sails'. Auckland is also New Zealands largest city with 1,313,900 people calling it home. It is placed between the waters of Waitemata...


Otago in New Zealand

Otago is located on the south east coast of New Zealands South Island. It is becoming an increasingly popular holiday spot, due to its many tourist destinations. Involved in Eco Tourism as well as having its own popular sight...


Life in New Zealand

Popular for its low crime rates (the police don’t even need to carry guns); New Zealand has got to be one of the safest places in the world to live. It is a democratic country run on the Westminster parliamentary system.
New Z...

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