New Zealand

新西兰  Study in New Zealand

Perfect education system, high education level, cost-effectiveness, low tuition, beautiful environment, comfortable life, extensive immigration opportunities.

Unique advantages

  • Long-term guardian visa to take care of their children.
  • When a parent studies Level 8 courses in New Zealand, the spouse can hold work permit and the children of them can study in a public primary school for free.
  • For a parent who has a work visa after graduation, his or her children can study in a public primary school for free.
  • Country of immigrants

Lowest grade accepted

Children over the age of 5 can be enrolled in the first grade.

School selection

Private or Public

Private VS public


Public schools require low tuition and deliver guaranteed teaching quality.

Private schools have expertise in different fields and gather children of social elites.

Admission threshold is higher.


Select the appropriate grade in New Zealand according to age and the grade finished in the domestic school.

admission requirements

No language requirement, flexible application conditions. The school will provide English tutoring courses to help students get immersed into the English environment after they are admitted.


Public schools: About RMB 150,000

Private schools: RMB 200,000 to 300,000

Student visa policy

The student visa is valid for the length of the course and extra one to two months to facilitate the renewal or other arrangements.


Visa application

The applicant has to submit many materials. The income of the guarantor of the income and the authenticity of funding source are emphasized. Chances are that a telephone interview and a request for additional documents and explanations will be made. There is a high issuance rate.


For children who study in New Zealand under the age of 1, their parent must accompany them. For children between 13 and 17 years old, their parent may choose to accompany them or not. For those over 18, their parent may not accompany them, but they can apply for a visitor visa to meet their children.

Immigration Policy after graduation

A high school graduate who has finished diploma courses for at least two years to reach Level 6 may get a work permit. An employee who has an employer may apply for immigration if he or she has the guarantee of the employer and score 160 points in various other qualifications.

advantages of primary and secondary schools in new Zealand

  • Top basic education, global recognition, low tuition, cost-effectiveness.
  • Private schools follow the British tradition and cultivate social elites.
  • Admission is flexible, and there are four terms in an academic year for high school students.
  • Parent can apply for a long-term guardian visa to take care their children until the children become 18 years old.
  • There are many channels to apply for immigration after graduation in this country of immigrants.


Primary and secondary education systems in new zealand

Primary schools

5-12 years old: Grade 1- 8

Grade 1 – Grade 6 for primary schools

Grade 7- Grade 8 for intermediate schools


Secondary schools

13-18 years old: Grade 9-13

Grade 9- Grade 13 for high schools


reference to age and grade in new Zealand

Primary schools

Y1: 5 years old Y2: 6 years old Y3: 7 years old Y4: 8 years old

Y5: 9 years old Y6: 10 years old Y7: 11 years old Y8: 12 years old


Secondary schools

Y9: 13 years old Y10: 14 years old Y11: 15 years old Y12: 16 years old Y13: 17 years old



Takapuna Grammar School
School history: 1927
School nature: coeducation
Location: Auckland North Shore
Start time: January, April, July, October
Admission requirements: Students aged 12 – 13 are required to provide proof of English proficiency and will be admitted to up to Grade 12. Students over 18 years old will not be enrolled.

Advantages: The school is one of the seven high schools in Auckland City. It adopts the traditional British public education model and is ranked among the Level 10 group in New Zealand (the highest level).The city is one of the safest cities in New Zealand.

Auckland Grammar School  
School nature: public boys’ school
Location: downtown of Auckland City
Start time: January, April, July, October

Admission requirements: Students aged 12 – 13 are required to provide proof of English proficiency. The students will be evaluated to study in up to Grade 12. Students over 18 years old will not be enrolled.

Advantages: It is a well-known school in New Zealand and even the world has contributed a large number of outstanding graduates to Oxford, Cambridge and the Ivy League in the United States over the years. It boasts of the best facilities among public schools in New Zealand.

Western Springs College
School history: 1906
School nature: coeducation
Location: Auckland City

Advantages: The school is one of the nine national model schools selected by the New Zealand Education Inspection and Evaluation Office. It has been ranked No. 1 among schools of the same type and 54 national schools in Auckland for three consecutive years in the results of the NCEA examination. The school also has the best dance and drama performing arts center and strong teachers and enjoys renowned reputation in main courses like photography, art, media, music, graphic design, and food engineering management technology under the support of excellent faculty.

Wellington East Girls’ School
School history: 1925
School nature: girls’ secondary school

Location: Wellington
Start time: January, May, July, October
Admission requirements:  Students aged 12 – 13 are required to provide proof of English proficiency. The students will be evaluated to study in up to Grade 12. Students over 18 years old will not be enrolled.

Advantages: The school has always delivers best academic performance and particularly excels in music, drama and art.

Other Recommended Schools
Rangitoto College, located in Auckland North Shore, has 3,076 students and is the largest school in New Zealand
Mount Albert Grammar School, located in Central Auckland, has 2,755 students.
Avondale College, located in the west part of Central Auckland, has 2,633 students.
Burnside High School, located in Christchurch, is the largest school in the South Island of New Zealand and has 2,613 students.

Hamilton Boys’ High School, located in Hamilton, has 2,276 students and the largest school in the Waikato region.



ACG Education is the largest education group in New Zealand. It offers kindergarten (6 early childhood education centers), primary school, junior high school, high school, academic English, IELTS, pathway for the University of Auckland and the Auckland University of Technology, junior college business, early childhood education, health science, art design, and vocational diploma courses. ACG Senior College, ACG Sunderland, ACG Strathallan College, and ACG Parnell College are top schools in New Zealand. ACG secondary schools adopt the IGCSE and A-level courses. ACG Senior College offers Pre-IB and IB Diploma courses.

Kristin School

Excellent educational environment: The school has a proud proven record in the IB program, with an average passing rate of 96% (the world average is 80%) and an average of 34 points (the world average is 29 points). Over the past three years, nearly 14% of Kristin students have scored 40 points to 45 points.

First-class facilities: park-like campus environment, the latest and most advanced library, two theaters, dance room, personal music practice room, two sports venues, senior student lounge, coffee shop, golf driving range, and ski chalet.


School supervised host families: The school has 1,680 students (842 boys and 838 girls). There are no boarding students in the school and all the international students live in school supervised host families.

Kristin School is an independent coeducational private school that offers courses from kindergarten to Grade 13 (K-13) (aged 4-18) and is also the first school in New Zealand to introduce the IB program (in 1989), which runs through all its courses from elementary school to high school.

Wanganui Collegiate School  
Course: Grade 9-11
Start time: February, April, July
Founded in 1854, Wanganui Collegiate School is a private secondary school accredited by the Government of New Zealand. It enjoys a reputation as a first-class school in the country and is the largest full-time boarding school in New Zealand.

The school boasts of excellent academic results with an annual university enrollment rate of 100%. The teachers do their utmost to tap the potential of students and teach in small classes (22 students in a class for low grades and 14 for high grades) to make sure every student gets attention.

St. Margarets College  
Curriculum: junior and senior high school courses
Junior high school: reading and writing skills, arithmetic, sports, music, dance, foreign language, speech, drama and so on.
High school: science, mathematics and statistics, social sciences, art, English, science and technology, language, computer and so on.
Accommodation: boarding school

Founded in 1910, St. Margarets College is a private full-time boarding school for girls and is currently the only secondary school that provides the IB courses in the South Island of New Zealand. Its leading edge is reflected in the information technology and the advanced teaching resources. Science and technology is taking up more and more shares in the curriculum.



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