Our School
Cambridge Curriculum (IGSCE’s)

Our school is a Cambridge International School, registered to offer education programmes from Cambridge Assessment International Education, a department of the University of Cambridge.  We are proud to be part of the world’s largest international community of schools, preparing students for life with Cambridge qualifications that are valued by universities and employers around the world.

Southland Girls’ High School offers IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) to our Year 10 students.

This internationally recognised Cambridge University Exam is normally sat by Year 11 students, however we believe that by offering it at Year 10 we are better preparing the girls to be able to achieve ‘excellence’ at Level 1, 2 and 3 at NCEA.

Southland Girls’ High School is also a recognised University of Cambridge Examination Centre. This means that International students who are older than 16 years, but who have taken similar Cambridge courses before, can in fact sit IGCSE at our school.

Southland Girls’ High School is committed to students achieving excellence. As the only school south of Dunedin offering IGCSE, we think this clearly shows our drive for excellence, and to ensure the girls have opportunities to excel in their learning beyond their chronological age.

To read the Cambridge IGCSE ‘A Guide for Parents’ please click HERE

Contact details

Book a School Tour

Come and see all that Southland Girls’ High School offers students with a school tour that allows you to see our facilities in action, while meeting the staff and the students.

Student tour guides will answer questions and offer a student’s perspective, before meeting with a senior member of staff to discuss your child’s enrolment.

To book in for a tour of the school, please email Deb Hay, [email protected] or telephone 03 211 6030.

Book a Tour of Enwood House

Come and see all that Southland Girls’ High School offers boarders with a tour of Enwood House that allows you to see our facilities in action, while meeting the staff and the students.

To book in for a tour of the boarding house, please email Jenni Dennis, [email protected] or telephone 03 211 6030.

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