International Programmes

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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. Hornby High School offers a multicultural, inclusive, caring environment in which international students are made very welcome. We are committed to the well-being and academic achievement of all students.

Hornby is a major residential and retail suburb at the western edge of Christchurch. The school is situated about 9km from the Christchurch vibrant re-developing city central business district, and is close to the International and Domestic Airport. Also, few locations give such easy access to an amazing variety of scenery. With mountains, rivers and beaches less than an hour from the city, activities like surfing, swimming, cycling, walking, skiing and snowboarding are a big part of the Christchurch lifestyle.


The enrolment procedure begins by completing an international enrolment form and sending it by post to Hornby High School, 180 Waterloo Road, Hornby, Christchurch 8042 or by email to To view or download an Application Form please click below:

International Student Application FormInternational Student Fees

Find out more about Christchurch as a place to live and study by clicking below:

Christchurch Educated Website


Before international students begin classes, they attend an orientation programme and meet with the International Director to discuss their course of study. All new students take an English test to help us with class placement and the number of ESOL hours the student may need to be able to cope with mainstream study requirements.


Our international students live with local host families who live within easy travelling distance to school, this is a great way to experience the warmth and friendliness of New Zealand families.

Our Homestay Coordinator will assist with family placement and monitor the student while they are studying at Hornby.

Insurance & Health

It is compulsory while studying at Hornby 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 works in partnership with Uni-care, offering those studying in New Zealand, insurance at a very reasonable and competitive price.

Hornby High School has a registered health nurse on site who can ensure the student sees the appropriate person such as a doctor, physiotherapist, optician etc.

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. Hornby 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.

Our school is very proud of our most recent report, which is a very positive endorsement of the excellent leadership in our school and the outstanding work being done by our staff to support the learning and achievement of our students.

Watch the Christchurch International Educational Video:

What to Expect in New Zealand

For information on:

Christchurch as a place to live and study by clicking below: Click here >

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 >

Cost of living in New Zealand Click here >