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Pastoral Care

Christchurch Girls’ High School considers the pastoral care of our international students of the utmost importance. Our International Department staff take great care in looking after their welfare, both at school and at home.

All international students receive a thorough welcome and orientation and are given a school email which they can use to contact school staff at any time. Students are also welcome to come to the international office during school hours with any issues and our international staff will do our best to support them with their needs.

International students can have access to the support of a school buddy, extra mentoring and tutoring and various other school support services and facilities such as school health nurses and counselors, as well as many community cultural support groups in Christchurch.

The New Zealand Government has developed a special website for International students, the website called Nau Mai NZ and has lots of useful information for Internationalal students coming to study in New Zealand.

Nau Mai Website: 

Getting ready to study in NZ:

For Women's Safety:

For Advice for Teenagers:

For the NZ Police:

For Information about Christchurch:

For Chinese Students and Families:

For Japanese Students and Families:

For Korean Students and Families:

As a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, Christchurch Girls' High School is bound by its practices. Christchurch Girls' High School has received no compliance notices or conditions imposed under the Act.

Copies of the Code are available from NZQA and summary pamphlets are available in English, Arabic, Chinese, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese.