Life in Geraldine

Geraldine High School arranges for suitable homestay families for our international students. Ensuring students stay with a caring and supportive family is an important part of our programme.

The school has agreed to adhere to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the NZ Minister of Education. Copies of the code are available on request from the school or from the NZ Ministry of Education website.


International students receive a thorough orientation to our school before beginning their studies here. During orientation, we will assist you to fit in with our school. Here is some of the information you can expect to receive:

  • School Uniform
  • Suitable ESOL class
  • Suitable subject classes
  • Correct stationery and gear
  • Guide around the school
  • Information about our town
  • Information about our complaints process
  • Services and support available to students

Our Town

Learn more about the beautiful town of Geraldine here.

Our School

Take a tour around Geraldine High School

Geraldine High School Tour George Prattley

Our Families

A look inside one of our homestay families

Geraldine High School - International Students - Homestay GHSInternational

Where is Geraldine?

Geraldine is located an easy 1 hour 45 minute drive from Christchurch International Airport in the South Island of New Zealand.

Christchurch to Geraldine