Kia Ora Welcome!

New Zealand is a country that we are proud to live in and we welcome global friends to come and learn together and be friends with us. New Zealand is unique in many ways and help is here to assist you on a wonderful journey.

International Students Safety

The New Zealand Government has special legislation to ensure the highest possible care and safety of International Students and their families during their time of enrolment at a New Zealand School.

Halswell School is a signatory to the Code and has extensive knowledge and experience of the compliance regulations.

Click on the button below to read the New Zealand Government Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2021.

Recruitment and Assistance

We welcome working with excellent trusted professional partners.

New Zealand is a signatory to the London Statement of Principles. These promote best practice among education agents and consultant professionals supporting International students. They are required to follow these ethical principles at all times. This includes a current contract with our school.

We are not allowed to assist with immigration advice. Please click on the button below for the New Zealand Immigration website.

We are happy to recommend either off shore or onshore people to you if you need assistance with immigration and enrolment compliance.

Studying and Living in New Zealand

We have open hearts, open minds and open spaces where children can play, learn and be happy. New Zealand offers a world class education and is one of the best places to live and learn in the world. Discover more about our high ranking education system and incredible lifestyle.

NauMai NZ offers help to international students studying or about to study in New Zealand.

‘NauMai’ is a Māori phrase of invitation and welcome.

Click here to find out more

New Zealand Is Different – Discover the Kiwi Way!

Cultural Support for You!
Ethnic groups – CINCH
153 results – Organisations listed under Ethnic groups, immigrant job seekers with a mentoring programme, and supports Christchurch ethical businesses.

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How To Apply

Please contact the school to see if a place is available. Email: You will be given access to apply online.

If your application is successful, you will be given a provisional offer of place for your Visa Application.

Once fees are received in full, your enrolment is secure for the date shown on the Contract of Enrolment.

Please arrange insurance before the enrolment commences. The cover must include unlimited medical care as well as expatriation and repatriation. Halswell School is unable to arrange insurance, however you are able to do this online.

Plan your move to NZ

From 1 October, some visitors and tourists must have an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) before they leave for New Zealand. Request an NZeTA

Welcome to Christchurch

Christchurch is the largest city in the beautiful South Island. It is bordered by hills and the Pacific Ocean with flat plains that lead to the Southern Alps. It is an exciting and inspiring place to be with many new opportunities for everyone. Alongside world class educational facilities it offers an exceptional life style.

The Christchurch Story

Christchurch Weather

Activities for Children

The Top 10 Things To Do and See in Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch for Foodies


The Halswell Community

Halswell is a great place to be. The location is beautiful and close to the central city and the airport. Buses are frequent and accessible. There is a unique vibrant community with a strong sense of belonging and safety. The retail area is growing and interesting with: cafes, hotel accommodation, an excellent supermarket, food outlets, pharmacy and a medical and dental centre, There are many clubs, sports, a domain, model trains, play grounds, Sister city gardens in the huge Quarry Park, churches, youth groups, a regular market, a swimming pool and a stunning new library with many community resources.

Community Opportunities and Information
Halswell Health
Halswell Trains
Halswell Community Market
Walkng in Halswell
Te Hāpua Halswell Centre
Halswell Quarry
Halswell Community


Halwell School may be able to provide homestays to students in approved Halswell School family homes by arrangement only. We are unable to provide accommodation for adults.

Holiday Houses in Halswell
Craythornes Hotel
Christchurch City properties for rent on Trade Me Property
Christchurch Homestays