International Students

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

All International Students are required to be living with a parent, caregiver, or a school-approved homestay. Homestay accommodation is the best way to develop your English language while living and studying in Christchurch.

We have close ties with our active and supportive community of parents, Old Boys and friends who contribute enormously to our success.


Our fees for Academic and Sporting programmes vary due to the inclusions.

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

Christchurch Boys’ High School has been arguably the number one rugby school in the world since the sport became professional in 1996.

Our rugby programmes focus on leadership, initiative, balance and the pursuit of excellence.

Student Information

The school has a very strong international student programme. We have students attending from Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Italy, Chile, German, Ireland, England and Argentina.

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