New Zealand has a good social environment and public security, an excellent education system and a focuses on cultivating students’ comprehensive abilities. It is an ideal study destination for secondary school students.

1. Cost-effective study abroad: relatively low cost

The cost of entering a secondary school in New Zealand is lower than in other countries. The tuition and living expenses for one year starting from HK$150,000, and the financial burden of parents is relatively low and flexible.

2. The country’s public security is good, and the people’s customs are simple

New Zealand ranks second in the world's safety index. The country’s folk customs are simple and it has a good natural ecological environment. Students can study in a comfortable, peaceful and excellent environment. Parents can rest assured that their children study in the local area.

3. The low proportion of international students

The proportion of international students is lower than that of other popular universities. Students can learn in an all-English environment and are more able to integrate into local life and learning, and their English proficiency can be greatly improved. The International Student Abilities Assessment Program (PISA) showed that New Zealand students performed well in the three assessments, and 8% of students exceeded the OECD average by twice.

4. The government guarantees the quality of education

The quality of education in New Zealand is world-renowned. The local government agencies are very strict with the quality of schools. There are various educational institutions to supervise the quality of the school’s education system, including the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and the Education Review Office and other institutions. New Zealand focuses on education standards, and the training of teachers is high. The quality of teachers is excellent, and the professional level of teachers ranks fourth in the world.

5. A comprehensive education system recognized globally

New Zealand secondary schools offer NCEA, A-Level and IB courses. The certificate of achievement obtained after graduating from high school is widely recognized internationally. Its comprehensive curriculum system can be integrated with world universities in the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States, Canada, Hong Kong and other places. It is helpful to go to local universities for further studies. There are also boys’ schools, girls’ schools and co-educational schools for students to choose from. Students can also choose the type of accommodation, including homestay and boarding.

6. A springboard to advance to world-renowned universities

Many New Zealand secondary school graduates have successfully enrolled in top international universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, University of Toronto, the University of Melbourne, Australia's Group of Eight and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, etc.

7. Provide diversified subjects and activities

In addition to traditional subjects, New Zealand secondary schools also provide programming, computer software applications, hotel management, design and other subjects. The local also provides different sports activities for students, such as surfing, shooting, climbing, hockey, etc., so that students can develop their potential in academics and sports and find their own interests.

8. Excellent teaching courses

New Zealand actively promotes small class teaching, and adjusts the curriculum according to the learning level of students (Multi-level system), and tailors individual learning plans to make it easier for students to integrate into the classroom and get quality education in the curriculum. New Zealand attaches great importance to cultivating students' overall development, including curriculum theoretical knowledge and practical skills, and encourages students to think independently and creatively, so as to cultivate students' analytical and critical skills

9. Support international students in all aspects

The school attaches great importance to students' English learning and supports English courses (ESOL) for international students to ensure students' English and communication skills. The school will also organize exchange activities to allow local and international students to communicate with each other and increase opportunities to practice English. In addition, New Zealand is the first country to formulate regulations to ensure the interests of international students. Local educational institutions must abide by government guidelines to ensure that international students receive high-quality education and adequate support in the process of receiving education locally.

10. Use school scores and public examination scores as university admission requirements

When entering the university, the school scores and public examination results are used as the university entrance requirements. Not only academic performance but also the assessment of students' interests and abilities in various aspects. A single examination is not used as the admission standard, and the pressure is relatively low.

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