International Student Overview

Gore High School welcomes the opportunity to enrol international students who are keen to experience the New Zealand education system, improve their English as well as gain New Zealand secondary school qualifications. We welcome international students at all year levels and encourages all students to become fully immersed in the life of the school. We foster a culture of innovation and excellence, underpinned by traditional values.

Students will benefit from small class sizes, enthusiastic and dedicated teachers, excellent pastoral care, outstanding facilities,
a strong academic programme, and a wide range of cultural and sporting activities.

Learning programmes include a wide range of subjects which they study alongside our Kiwi students and in so doing they
build friendships which in turn will help them to acquire conversational English. We offer English support programmes so that International students are given the necessary skills to succeed. An ESOL programme is available to all International Students studying towards IELTS.

Gore High School is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the 
New Zealand Ministry of Education. 

We employ trained staff to look after our International Students. They ensure that all of the students needs are met during
their stay. Homestay accommodation with New Zealand families is arranged for students to suits their interests. 

Our Director of International Studies is:

Melanie Hamilton BPhed, Dip Tchg

Deputy Principal / Director of International Students

Telephone: 00 64 (0)3 208 9130

Cellphone: 00 64 (0)27 213 8448

Email: mhamilton@gore-high.school.nz​

Relevant links:
Education Review Office: Gore High Schools latest review information
Education New Zealand (this provides a clear explanation of the New Zealand education system)
New Zealand Qualifications Authority website - Gore High School quality assurance information