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Cashmere High School, Christchurch


Cashmere High School - a co-educational state secondary school in beautiful Christchurch, the heart of New Zealand's South Island. Cashmere High School offers its students a broad choice of subjects and activities in a caring, supportive, secondary school learning environment. It is proud of the sense of community among staff and students, and this is reflected in its record of academic, sporting and cultural successes. Students are encouraged to achieve their personal excellence, and also develop a sense of service and belonging.

Cashmere High School fosters student leadership and is committed to a successful partnership between home and school as a key ingredient of positive and successful secondary school experiences for its students. We value the diversity of cultures at our school and welcome international students to join our school community.

Students considering study at a New Zealand school will find Cashmere High School has many opportunities for personal and academic development. There are many reasons for attending school outside a student's home country and Cashmere High School carefully selects a programme of study appropriate for each student.


Before international students begin classes, they attend an orientation programme and meet with the International Academic Manager to discuss their course of study. All new students take an English test to help us with class placement and the number of ESOL hours the student may need to be able to cope with mainstream study requirements.


Our international students live with local host families who live walking distance to school, this is a great way to experience the warmth and friendliness of New Zealand families. 

Our Homestay Coordinator will assist with family placement and monitor the student while they are studying at Cashmere.

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Study at the Cashmere High School

Students at Cashmere High School are equipped with a high quality education in a wide variety of subjects. It is our staff who truly bring the curriculum to life. We are extremely fortunate to be able to attract and retain a group of highly qualified and experienced teachers. Students benefit greatly from the commitment, expertise and passion of our teachers and form positive and supportive relationships with them.

As students progress through the school, they are able to select subjects leading toward their career choices and further study beyond school.

All Year 9 and 10 students are involved in a graduation system in which points are awarded to students by each of their subject teachers. For year 10 to 13 students more optional subjects become available and at Year 13 all subjects are optional. 

Sporting Opportunities: There are many sporting opportunities including: archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, chess, cricket, crosscountry road race, cycling, fencing, frisbee, football, futsal, golf, gymnastics, handball, hockey, ice hockey, indoor netball, indoor football, karate, mountain biking, orienteering, polo, rock climbing, rowing, rugby, shooting, skiing & snowboarding, softball, squash, swimming, tennis, touch rugby, trampoline, triathlon, volleyball, yoga. 

Vibrant Music and Performing Arts: Music and performing arts include groups like: Brass Ensemble, Boys Barbershop Chorus, Boys Barbershop Quartet, Chamber Music, Choir (70), Chorale Concert Band (40), Girls Barbershop Chorus, Girls Barbershop Quartet (25), Irish Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra (50), Percussion Group, Recorder Ensemble, Rock Bands, Saxophone Ensemble, Stage Band, Conchestra (20), Jazz Ensemble (25)

Fees for 2018

NZ$      250 Administration/Enrolment Fee (per year) 

NZ$ 14,000 One Year Tuition 

NZ$   7,500 Semester One (February - June) 

NZ$   6,500 Semester Two (July – November) 

NZ$      375 Weekly Tuition 

NZ$      200 Homestay Placement Fee (one off) 

NZ$      260 Homestay Only Weekly Fee 

NZ$      400 Uniform (approximate cost) 

NZ$        50 Medical Insurance (approximate per month)