Our scholars’ initial draw to Taumarunui High School is for world-class education. When the time comes for our students to leave, they are armed with a stellar education and great memories, skills, life-long outdoor experiences, and friends for life.

The experience for our international students is a holistic experience where they are able to develop their minds and enjoy the relaxed Kiwi lifestyle and culture. Additionally, the experience also provides the ability to develop key skills such as independence & self drive while also enriching their lives.

These are just some of the benefits of studying at Taumarunui High School.

Our students are so enthusiastic about their stay they often don’t want to return home. Some of the benefits of studying at Taumarunui High School include:

A world-class education that enriches your ability to self-motivate and focus your learning more deeply on subjects you enjoy and which engage your mind fully.

Authentic assessment opportunities are key to our curriculum, where students will be able to show their abilities in real world applications.

Developing leadership skills and practical skills to share with your country. After your time at our school you will return home to make a positive difference in your home country.

You will feel welcome in New Zealand’s multi-cultural society that proudly celebrates its bicultural heritage. Around 15% of Kiwis are indigenous Māori, 12% are Asian and 7.5% are Pacific Islanders.

You will make friends and strong connections for life. New Zealanders are known for their friendly, honest and open nature. Whilst with us you will get to know many Kiwis, but also you will become part of our global community of international students.

Experience the close community of Taumarunui. Reflecting the fact that New Zealand is one of the most peaceful and least corrupt countries in the world.

You will study in English: Learning and living abroad in an English-speaking country will reinforce your English language skills. English is the most commonly spoken language and Te Reo Māori and New Zealand Sign Language are the official languages of New Zealand.

Taumarunui is small and uncrowded so getting around and getting things done is relatively easy. New Zealanders value work-life balance. You will have time for fun and relaxation, as well as conscientious study.

Taumarunui is central to most of the country and you can travel around our country with relative ease to experience New Zealand’s diverse landscapes from beautiful coastlines, snowy mountains, green native bush, and quiet countryside to dynamic cosmopolitan cities. Our outdoor education program will ensure you see the real New Zealand landscape.

You will experience a progressive and inclusive school community.

You can learn from innovative experts, taking your study to the next level.

Our modern high-tech, learning environments are supported by approachable and expert educators, who focus on critical and innovative thinking.

You will get excellent pastoral care: New Zealand educators have a duty of care to international students under the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. This Code sets minimum standards to ensure international students are well-informed, safe and properly cared for by their education institution. Taumarunui High School take the extra care in making sure you are placed in a home to suit your personal needs. The ongoing care of your Homestay Coordinator will ensure an enjoyable experience.

But there are also the intangible benefits of studying at Taumarunui High School. The confidence international studying gives a student to face challenges and to dive into the opportunities their lives may offer to them without any hesitation. And this confidence can be grown in a place where they are surrounded by unique natural wonders.

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