Student Stories

Katniss – Hong Kong, 15 years

I’m loving my school life here at Southland Girls’ High. I have been able to try new activities and school subjects I’m interested in without being judged or pressured to be the best. I can grow at my own pace because I am surrounded by understanding and encouraging people. I’m currently studying Dance, Avant Garde, Drama and Show Me the Money (Economics and Accounting), English, Science and Math’s at school. At Southland Girls’ High School One I can actually take artistic subjects I enjoyed as my main subjects which I wasn’t able to at my former school before coming to New Zealand.

When I graduate from high school, I would like to study film theory, art direction, cinematography and film production at university.



Suri – Thailand, 12 years

I came to Southland Girls’ High School at the start of 2023. I like the teachers and the students at Southland Girls. The teachers are nice and kind, and I can make myself understand about the subjects clearly by asking questions and discussing with my teachers and friends.

The school is located near the city centre where I like to go in the weekends with my friends to shop and spend time with them. At Southland Girls’ High I have been able to join the Chess Club and also play badminton which I wouldn’t have been able to do at my old school in Thailand. I study Math, English, Art, Physical Education Idea, Science, and CSI.

Amy M

Amy M – Thailand, 16 years

Hi, I’m Amy and I come from Chanthaburi in Thailand. I’m 16 years old and in Year 11. This is my first time going overseas. The first day I arrived was very exciting and the staff and students here helped me a lot.

I study Maths, Science, English, Physical Education, Digital Technology and Dance.  In Thailand, students can only choose a program which is a science and Mathematics programme, or an English programme which means learning up to 8 subjects which are all compulsory and have to study them whether they want to or not. At Southland Girl’s High School I can choose the subjects that I am interested in which makes learning more interesting.  Southland Girls High school has a lot of activities, clubs to join and sports.

After I graduate high school I will return to Thailand to attend university.


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