International Students

TUITION: $NZ 13,000

This covers normal tuition, textbooks (on loan), access to School Library facilities, access to internet & email, school camps, orientation, recreational opportunities, English language classes, annual New Zealand Government Education levy (NZ $430), Learning to play an instrument as part of the school's itinerant music program (Singing & Piano lessons cost extra)

Activity Fees: Year 9 & Year 10 NZ $1,350, Years 11, 12 & 13 NZ $1,800

These cover administration costs associated with enrolment, Airport pick-up from Christchurch International Airport, class trips, sporting trips, cultural activities, external examinations, eg IELTS, NCEA levels 1, 2 & 3.

Homestay Fees: NZ $240 per week (NZ $11,040 per year)

46 weeks (4 school terms plus 6 weeks school holidays) If a student intends to stay for a full calendar year a further six weeks (NZ $1,440) will be required.


Hostel Fees: NZ $305 per week (NZ $12,200 per year)

46 weeks (4 school terms plus 6 weeks school holidays homestay) Includes meals, linen, laundry, activity fees (Covers weekend activity expenses as they occur)

Uniform (New): NZ $950

Includes: Summer Uniform of 1 Skirt, 1 Jersey, socks & 3 Shirts and Winter Uniform of 1 Kilt, 3 Winter Shirts, Tie, Knee High Socks, Shoes, Physical Education Uniform (Shorts & Top)

Insurance (Compulsory) NZ $535

This covers the student from her hometown to New Zealand and return to her home country. The policy covers baggage and travel insurance as well as comprehensive health insurance. Upon payment the school can arrange this on the student‟s behalf. The cost is $510 for coverage for a full year

Personal Expenses

Students are required to allow $1,500-$2,000 to cover taxis, toll calls, tuck shop, travel, correspondence or additional tutors, stationery, personal clothing, toiletries, sports fees and holiday activities

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NZ Qualifcations

sidebar Qualifcations 2017Students who attend Timaru Girls' High School may work towards the following awards: Year 9, Year 10 All students follow a compulsory "core" consisting of English, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, Physical Education. There will also be some electives, differing from one school to another.

  • Year 11 National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA)

  • Year 12 National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA)

  • Year 13 National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) and University Entrance

Student Stories

  • "Development of personal excellence, creativity and individual achievement … Learning styles designed specifically for girls, an extensive curriculum, and a warm, engaging environment to grow in."

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