High School in New Zealand

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High School
New Zealand
NCEA / Cambridge / IB
4 Weeks to 1 Year
January to December


Equal opportunities

New Zealand's education system believes in giving everyone equal opportunities by providing teachers and students with the tools they require to succeed in their goals. Not all students are the same, so high school (secondary) level education in New Zealand not only focuses on academic achievement but also practical achievement. The education system focuses on open-mindedness which allows students to learn and grow in a way that works for them - their high school experience can be tailored to their needs to help them succeed.

Achieve your goals

Whether your goals are of academic achievement, personal development, or challenging yourself, every student has the opportunity to achieve their goals. Study in New Zealand provides:

  • Focused, personal attention from passionate and caring teachers
  • Balance of practical and theoretical learning
  • Encouragement to think creatively, independently & analytically
  • Wide range of subjects that cater to your goals
  • National and international qualifications that are easily transferable
  • A safe environment for students to express themselves and encouraging self-development

Safety and security

New Zealand is ranked the 2nd most peaceful country by the Global Peace Index. It's also the 2nd least corrupt nation in the world, according to the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index. The Legatum Prosperity Index also ranks New Zealand 8th in overall prosperity, ahead of the USA, UK and Australia.

All of these qualities make New Zealand the best choice for parents and students alike who are looking for a country that is safe and reliable.


New Zealand offers a great range of education qualifications that are internationally recognised and easily transferable.

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)

New Zealand's main national schools qualification. Can also include the University Entrance qualification and is recognised by many countries, including the United States, Britain and Australia when attained at NCEA Level 3.

The Cambridge Examinations

Approximately 60 New Zealand secondary schools offer this qualification. It can be attained at three levels in either year 11, 12 or 13 and uses a range of assessment methods with the emphasis on external exams. Coursework and internal assessment are also part of many subjects.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Developed in Geneva, the IB is designed to provide an internationally accepted qualification for entry to higher education. There are 21 World Schools in New Zealand offering one or more of the three IB programmes.


Kiwi Way Education has partnered-up with the most reputable high schools across New Zealand to offer the best education for international students. The High School Exchange program is run every year from January to December.

Students can participate in this program for short-term and long-term. The options are:

  • 4 weeks
  • 1 term (10 to 11 weeks)
  • 2 terms (24 weeks)
  • 3 terms (36 weeks)
  • 4 terms (full year)

We run special programs for groups of students and summer camps.


At Kiwi Way Education we pride ourselves in making your experience easy and stress-free by organising your trip every step of the way.

We offer several services for this program, some of which are optional:

  • Consultancy and trip management
  • High School enrolment
  • Sports enrolment (optional)
  • Pick-up and drop-off from local airport (in New Zealand)
  • Social activities
  • Local guardian
  • Homestay accommodation
  • Medical insurance (optional)
  • Certificate of Studies

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