Homestay by Kate Riddell

New Zealand Homestay Experience

International students at Christchurch Girls’ High School can experience being part of a real New Zealand family lifestyle through being placed at one of our high-quality homestays.

Living with a New Zealand family is an excellent way of improving English and experiencing New Zealand culture first hand. Students are well cared for and  treated like a member of the family. We try to cater for students preferences when placing a student with a family and work hard to ensure a good match.

Homestay families are carefully selected by the school homestay manager and they are experienced in looking after International students. All our homestay live within walking distance or a short bus journey from the school, however should a student request a homestay further away such as on a farm or near the sea we can work to accommodate this.

All Christchurch Girls' High School arranged homestays have been safety checked and meet the conditions of the Education Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. This includes carrying out police checks, regular home visits and ongoing communication and support.

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