Student Information


Before international students begin classes, they attend an orientation programme and meet with the International Staff to discuss their course of study. All new students take an English test to help us with class placement and to determine whether the student will need to study in the ‘Pathway Class’.


Our international students live with local host families who live close to school as this is a great way to learn about New Zealand and improve English. Our Homestay Coordinator will assist with family placement and monitor the student while they are studying at Christchurch Boys’ High School.


It is compulsory while studying at Christchurch Boys’ High School for all international students to have suitable insurance cover. Medical, personal property and travel insurance should be carried, for protection from unseen events. The school will arrange this for you with Southern Cross Insurance on request.

Code of Practice

When students come to study in New Zealand, education providers have an important responsibility to ensure that those students are well informed, safe and properly cared for. To support this, the New Zealand government has developed the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016. Christchurch Boys’ High School is a signatory of this Code. More information on this Code of Practice is available at Code of Practice

Translations of the Code of Practice are available from Translations

Quality Assurance

The Education Review Office (ERO) is a government department whose purpose is to evaluate and report publicly on the education and care of students in schools.

You can view the most recent ERO report for Christchurch Boys’ High School by clicking here.  


What to Expect in New Zealand

For information on:

Getting ready to come to New Zealand Click here

Studying in New Zealand Click here

Student life in New Zealand Click here

Living and working in New Zealand Click here