International department staff, teachers, deans and school counselors are all involved in the support and wellbeing of our students and are experienced in some of the unique problems International students may face.
From the first day to their last, International student receive regular pastoral meetings, support and guidance. Students academic progression and wellbeing are actively monitored and all International students have access to a range of school support facilities such as health nurses, counselors, student mentors and extra tutors.
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 International students coming to study in New Zealand. https://naumainz.studyinnewzealand.govt.nz/
Here are some other websites that might be useful in preparing for your study in NZ.
Getting ready to study in NZ: https://nzready.immigration.govt.nz/
For Advice for Teenagers: https://www.youthline.co.nz/
For the NZ Police: http://www.police.govt.nz/advice/personal-community/new-arrivals
For Information about Christchurch: https://ccc.govt.nz/
For Chinese Students and Families: http://nzchinasociety.org.nz/?page_id=33228
For Japanese Students and Families: http://www.jsc.org.nz/
For Korean Students and Families: https://www.korean.org.nz
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.