Hornby High School has a long tradition of welcoming and supporting students from all over the world, being one of the first schools in Christchurch to provide for international students. The school is situated about 9km from the Christchurch central business district, and is close to Universities, Polytechnics and the International and Domestic Airport. We are committed to the safety, well-being and academic achievement of all students. Hornby High School teachers are specialists in their subject areas and all staff members have tertiary qualifications. Please go to the Information section of the website for the latest prospectus and enrolment form.
English Language Teaching
There is a full programme of English language teaching at no extra cost for students who need this support. Each student is assessed on arrival and an appropriate English language programme is organised. This English language support programme is adjusted to suit student needs as their English improves. Hornby High School's teaching programme is designed to offer the best opportunities for our students, to prepare them for life beyond school. Tertiary Study at University or Polytechnic is a key focus.
Accommodation is arranged through a home-stay agency which also acts as the care-provider. Families and homes are carefully selected to ensure a comfortable and friendly living environment. Students are met at Christchurch Airport on arrival.
New Zealand has a mild temperate climate. The scenery is diverse and very beautiful, from high mountains to golden beaches. In a country the size of Britain or Japan, the population is approximately four million. New Zealand is well known for its friendly people and safe society. New Zealand has a world-class English language education system. Our country welcomes students from around the world, and offers an ideal setting for those who wish to gain fluency in English and attain internationally recognised tertiary qualifications.
With a population of about 350,000, Christchurch offers all the amenities of a large city. Known as the 'Garden City', Christchurch has many beautiful parks and beaches. It is also within easy reach of the Southern Alps for skiing and other outdoor pursuits. Christchurch city is noted for its safety and warm hospitality towards visitors. There is a wide variety of shopping, cultural activities and entertainment in the city. Christchurch has a leading place in New Zealand education, boasting excellent secondary schools, two universities, a polytechnic, a teacher's training college and many other tertiary providers.
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