Japanese Students enjoying school life at Cobham and activities around Christchurch by Cobham Intermediate

International Students

Welcome to Cobham Intermediate School. Our Motto is ‘Achieving For Life’.

Set in the North West Area of Christchurch, our co-educational Middle School focuses on the education of 10–14 year old students. We have a total of 750 students, from a diverse range of cultures, for whom we provide a rich and varied curriculum. For many years we have enjoyed much support from all international communities in Christchurch. We highly value relationships with all involved in our school.

Features of our school are our modern teaching and learning facilities. These include a well resourced Science Laboratory, Music Suite, School Assembly Hall, Library, Gymnasium and easy access to Information Technology equipment.

Most students choose to enrol at the highly sought after local secondary schools on completion of their middle years education at Cobham. Our own park like grounds contain excellent well kept gardens, courts and sportsfields.

Academically our students achieve outstanding results in both International and National Competitions.

Outstanding musical opportunities enable students to be members of performing groups of the highest standards, in both orchestral and choral music.

With a strong emphasis on studying, expectations on students to achieve across the curriculum at optimum levels are high. Our numbers advantage students through having specialist teachers in areas of strength and interest, enabling students to have the best opportunities. Many students participate in competitions, Science Fairs and research work and Students for whom English is a second language are given a comprehensive teaching/learning programme in addition to the school’s curriculum. International students are supported 24 hours a day by our International Director, Emily Howard. Communications are effective with the assistance of interpreters.

Clearly student welfare is an important aspect in having international students in our school.

We welcome your interest in Cobham.

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We Offer You

  • A high decile Intermediate School in a great Christchurch location
  • Respect for all people
  • Professional management
  • Approachable, highly qualified staff
  • Superb teaching/learning resources
  • High expectations of students
  • Challenging academic programmes including appropriate Mathematics groupings
  • Excellent Cultural/Music programmes
  • Enriching ESOL programmes
  • Competitive sports opportunities
  • Clear behavioural standards
  • Park-like school grounds with large grass playing areas

Cobham Prospectus

Cobham Intermediate is a signatory to and abides by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.

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Documentation and Procedures

Cobham Intermediate is a member of Christchurch Educated, an organisation that promotes the Christchurch region as an inspiring place to study and offers ongoing support for Christchurch educational institutions.