International Students

We have a very strong International student programme, with special ties to schools in China, Japan, Thailand, England and Ireland

Welcome to Christchurch Boys’ High School – A Modern School with a Rich Past

Christchurch Boys’ High School has a proud history of educating international students from around the world. Our international students have a strong support network and are guided to achieve personal success and outstanding achievement.

Our school is a diverse and inclusive school where all students are valued and cared for. Clear pathways of study are identified for all students, and they are monitored to ensure their ongoing success. We have a clear moral purpose of developing ‘fine young men’ for a modern world and share this vision with partner schools around the world.


Contact Us

If you have any application and enrolment questions, please phone +64 3 3485003 and dial 264 or email for assistance.

Why choose CBHS?

Christchurch Boys’ High School proudly values high academic achievement while also recognising the importance of creating well-rounded young men able to make a positive contribution to both New Zealand society and our global society.

We encourage our teachers to build positive relationships with their students, to know the academic and social needs of their students, and to show that they care about the personal and collective successes of their students.

We have a multi-cultural team focused on assisting all international students in reaching their individual goals so that they may pathway on to the next step in the learning journey.

ESOL International Programme

We want to develop our International students to be confident, connected, and actively involved in their school community.

That’s why we enrol all students learning English as a second language in ESOL classes.

Rugby International Programme

International Rugby Opportunities at Christchurch Boys’ High School

International rugby players have been attending CBHS for many years for Rugby and Study programmes. CBHS has a proud rugby history and a very healthy rugby club with multiple teams in every grade. Our players compete successfully in the regional and national competitions and are consistently strong at every level.

CBHS credits its success on the culture of rugby within the school and the pride the students have in wearing the Blue/Black jersey.

The Canterbury region is a breeding ground for first class players and CBHS has won more regional 1stXV championships than any other team.  Many of the senior players go on to successful rugby careers with 48 of them reaching their ultimate goal of playing for the All Blacks.

At CBHS we feel it is important for our players to stay balanced with sport and study and therefore our international rugby offering reflects this. Students will have the opportunity to study and play rugby alongside their local teammates in the weekends and taking extra rugby classes through the week. They will get together to watch the Crusaders at their home ground and learn new skills and push themselves to perform at their best.

International students will have the authentic experience of being emersed in the culture of a truly New Zealand Rugby School.

Student Information

Christchurch Boys’ High School is a signatory to the Tertiary and International Learners Code of Practice. It is important that all of our international students receive the highest level of care and support and are well informed to face any challenges that may arise during their time at our school. We have a dedicated team to support the students with their study, accommodation and legal requirements.

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