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Living in New Zealand

Heaton Intermediate —

Frequently asked Questions

What local education pathways are available for my family?

Education pathways in our local community, provide varied opportunities for a seamless transition for our international students and their families.

Education Pathways in our area include:

Elmwood Normal School

Paparoa Street School

Christchurch Boys High School

Christchurch Girls High School

What is life like in Christchurch?

Christchurch is a great place to grow up for young people. Not only is it a safe environment, but there are also plentiful and diverse opportunities for families living here. The following video illustrates this beautifully.

Check out the links below for more information.

Christchurch Educated – Christchurch is an inspiring place to study.

Christchurch Tourism – Christchurch is a gateway to New Zealand’s South Island.

New Zealand Qualifications Authority - NZQA outlines detailed information about studying in New Zealand. 

What are the driving requirements in NZ?

To drive in New Zealand, you must have a current and valid overseas driver licence or international driving permit. If you're here for more than 12 months, you'll need to gain a New Zealand driver licence. The NZ Transport Agency has some helpful tips to make your driving experience safe in NZ.