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International Programmes


International students have been a part of the Cashmere High School community from the earliest days of the school's establishment. The multinational character of the school is valued by teachers, students and parents as part of its outreach to the world.

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.
Orientation Booklet


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.


It is compulsory while studying at Cashmere High School for all international students to have suitable insurance cover. Medical, personal property and travel insurance should be carried, for protection from unseen events. The school works in partnership with Uni-care, offering those studying in New Zealand, insurance at a very reasonable and competitive price.


Cashmere High School has an on-site registered health nurse with a Doctor available at lunchtimes during the week.

Code of Practice

When students come to study in New Zealand, education providers have an important responsibility to ensure that those students are well informed, safe and properly cared for. To support this, the New Zealand government has developed the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016. Cashmere High School is a signatory of this Code. More information on this Code of Practice is available at Code of Practice

Translations of the Code of Practice are available from Translations

Quality Assurance

The Education Review Office (ERO) is a government department whose purpose is to evaluate and report publicly on the education and care of students in schools.

Our school is very proud of our most recent report, which is a very positive endorsement of the excellent leadership in our school and the outstanding work being done by our staff to support the learning and achievement of our students.

You can view the most recent ERO report for Cashmere High School by clicking here.

What to Expect in New Zealand

For information on:

Getting ready to come to New Zealand Click here

Studying in New Zealand Click here

Student life in New Zealand Click here

Living and working in New Zealand Click here

Cost of living in New Zealand Click here

Grievance Procedures

Cashmere High School has established guidelines for students who have a complaint or grievance against the school. The procedure for dealing with such an issue is found here.


Cashmere High School works in partnership with many Agents from different countries, if you would like the support of an Agent to enrol a student at Cashmere High School or if you are interested in becoming a partner for Cashmere High School please contact us.

We have robust procedures in place for new Agents, our expectations are outlined in the Agent Manual and Agent Contract.

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