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International Study

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. 

Director of International Studies

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


Relevant links:


International Student Enrolment

You can easily apply by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button below. You are able to save the online application and come back to it later if needed. You are also able to download a PDF copy of the application, if required. 

School Term Dates for 2022

  • Term 1: Wednesday 3 February – Friday 6 April

  • Term 2: Monday 2 May –Friday  8 July

  • Term 3: Monday 25 July – Friday 30 September

  • Term 4: Monday 17 October - Friday 9 December


School Term Dates for 2023

  • Term 1: Monday 30 January– Thursday 6 April

  • Term 2: Monday 24  April  – Friday 30 June

  • Term 3: Monday 17 July – Friday 22 September

  • Term 4: Monday  9 October - Friday 9 December   


Useful links

If you would like to discuss your enrolment further please contact Mel Hamilton, our Director of International Studies:

Telephone: 00 64 (0)3 208 9130

Cellphone: 00 64 (0)27 213 8448



International Student Accommodation


Our Director of International Students carefully selects every home stay family to suit each student. 
Students have their own bedroom and study area in the family home.  Home stay families are subject to all the requirements of New Zealand law including police checks, They provide a caring home for you. 

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