International
Study in New Zealand

Welcome

Southland Girls High School is delighted to welcome International Students to our school who are looking for a genuine and welcoming overseas study experience.

Southland Girls High School has a dedicated international team who are experienced in caring for students from all over the world. All of our International students experience a high quality education from a first-class school, allowing them to choose subjects that will ensure they are able to gain entry to further study at Universities all over the world.

Specialist staff provide support to student wellbeing, achievement, and ongoing boarding and Megan McKenzie homestay support.  We also offer a 24/7 emergency telephone assistance, so our students have the comfort of knowing someone from our International team is always available to them. Our school offers both the NCEA curriculum and IGSCE’s curriculum in Years 9 and 10.

Our International Dean focuses on making sure that students not only achieve but excel in their chosen subjects, we provide ongoing reporting to parents so they can monitor their daughters progress. All our teachers are experts in education girls, and first language support is available to our Japanese, Thai, Hong Kong and Chinese students.

For all enquiries please email the International Student Manager, Fah Phermphoon at mailto:fah.phermphoon@southlandgirls.school.nz

Southland Girls High School has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Copies of the Code are available from the New Zealand Qualification Authority website here.

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Why study at SGHS

Southland Girls’ High girls are successful young women who enjoy and value all the advantages that our unique environment provides.

We have high expectations of our students, and have contact with our international girls each day at school as they use our international office facilities including equipment to heat their lunches. We keep in close contact with their parents / agents and find that many visit their girls here in Invercargill during the year.

Location

Our school is located centrally in the City of Invercargill with convenient access to public transport.

Excellent facilities and shops are within walking distance and girls can take full advantage of city resources.

Invercargill is a city of just over 53,000 people, it is recognised as a friendly and safe environment for our international girls.

Find out about our city Invercargill and our beautiful province of Southland at www.southlandnz.com.

Excellent Academic Programme

Our well-established programme provides specialist tuition in English (ESOL, IELTS). Cambridge Exams are also offered at Year 10. For the rest of the school day our girls are integrated into school classes where they are prepared for National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), at all levels.

Our international students achieve impressive results in national examinations and top rankings in the school. Over the last few years, three international students have been Dux of our school.

Girls are encouraged to participate fully in all aspects of school life and, develop their talents in all areas.

Facilities

The school is extremely well equipped with modern classrooms, including a cyber café.  

Girls have free access to the Internet and computers.  The school also boasts an international sized Gymnasium,  dance suite, science rooms and labs, home economics rooms and a Piazza. 

All the rooms in our East Wing Block have been freshly redecorated in bright modern colours. 

The school is set in landscaped grounds and is only five minutes from the airport.

Contributing to the school community

Girls are encouraged to look beyond the school, to the rest of New Zealand, and to the Global Community.

Our Global Citizenship Committee is a newly formed group of Senior Girls who are very active in promoting cultural awareness in our School. They have held a lunch with our international girls, promoted various cultures during Languages Week, spoken at Assemblies and, organised cultural activities within our school.

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, jenni.dennis@southlandgirls.school.nz or telephone 03 211 6030.

RISKS Disclosure

Weekly sports contains risks, including common injuries like strains, sprains, bruises and dislocations. These events are managed by the appropriate sporting body in conjunction with school staff who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s safety management plan. This includes careful consideration of the risks, all risks will be outlined to the students. While risks can be maintained to acceptable levels they cannot be totally eliminated. Some risk is retained for its learning and experiential value. If you wish to come in to school to see our safety management systems or have any questions, feel free to contact Ashleigh Rabel 03 211 6030 or ashleigh.rabel@southlandgirls.school.nz.

It is important for safety reasons that students follow instructions given to them by all staff and follow all appropriate school rules. Behaviour by students that is deemed dangerous and puts themselves and/or others at undue risk will result in your child facing disciplinary actions on their return or sent home at the cost of the Whanau/parents or caregivers.

RISKS Disclosure

This event contains risks, including possible injuries. This event is managed by school staff or other organisations who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s/organisation’s safety management plan. This includes careful consideration of all procedures while carrrying out the activites. While risks can be maintained to acceptable levels they cannot be totally eliminated. Some risk is retained for its learning and experiential value.

If you wish to come in to school to see our safety management systems or have any questions please phone 03 211 6030.

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

I understand that sports, trips, and extra-curricular activities are opportunities for me to learn, practice skills, and gain attitudes and values in an environment outside of the school.  I realise that this requires me to take on genuine responsibility for my own enjoyment and safety and that of others.

I agree to do the following to make this happen:

  • Show courtesy and consideration to others.
  • Follow the rules and instructions of staff and other supervisors at the events.
  • Look after myself and my personal belongings.
  • Declare medical conditions that could affect participation in the events.
  • Accept the rules set by the school for the events.
  • Take part in all activities within ‘challenge-by-choice’ options

I understand that my parents / caregivers will be contacted and I may be sent home at their expense if:

  • My actions are considered unacceptable by staff / supervisors of these events.
  • I breach the behaviour / discipline standards of the school.
  • My actions put me or others in any danger.

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 Nicola Macpherson on  nicola.macpherson@southlandgirls.school.nz or telephone 03 211 6030.

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