Riccarton High School
Our school was established in 1958 and has a proud tradition of involvement and achievement by all its students and staff. Our roll of around 950 maximises the opportunities for all students. The school is committed to academic success and the pursuit of excellence in a caring environment.
Christchurch - Canterbury
Christchurch is the main centre of the Canterbury region, an elegant old city close to the Southern Alps.
Location and Facilities
Riccarton High School is located in Christchurch, a city of 350,000 people in the South Island of New Zealand. The school is located in the western suburbs of the city close to Christchurch International Airport and Canterbury University. We are proud of our academic achievements and reputation as a school that serves international students well. Riccarton has excellent specialist facilities and a well-equipped information technology base.
Academic Programme/Subjects Offered
We offer a wide range of subjects:
Year 13subjects include: English, Mathematics (Calculus), Mathematics (Statistics), Computing, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History, Classical Studies, Physical Education, French, Japanese, Music, Practical Art, Graphics & Design, Economics, Accounting, Home Economics, Media Studies andDrama. All of these subjects can also be taken at Year 12 level. A small number of subjects can be taught for the school by outside providers. This could involved an extra cost for students.
Some 40 clubs, sports, music and cultural groups are currently on offer.
Pastoral care is a high priority. An orientation and peer support programme is held for all international students. All staff are familiar with the learning needs of international students. Deans at each form level, and the International Student Director, provide extra assistance. Contact with host families and guardians is maintained by the Homestay Manager.
Our school will provide accommodation if requested. A good range of local home hosts has been established. Students are met and assisted on arrival by host families and the Homestay Manager. Weekly board is approximately NZD225
English Language Entry Requirements
All students are tested for English speaking, listening and writing ability to establish the assistance required and for course confirmation.
English Language Support
A comprehensive ESOL Programme is available from experienced tutors. The classes range from Intensive English to EAP/IELTS.There is no additional fee for our ESOL classes. English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and IELTS preparation is also offered. All tuition is in English.
Tuition fee for 2013 is NZD13,000 This is all inclusive except for uniform ($400), personal stationery costs, NZQA fees and out of school trips.
Mr Craig Rosengrave -International Student Director