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As Director of the International programme, may I take this opportunity to welcome you to Kaikorai Valley College, a traditional Year 7 to 13 Co-educational school with a very proud reputation that goes back 30 years of hosting international students from countries all over the world. Under normal circumstances, we have an average of 40 full time international students, representing approximately 9% of the school roll.


Students come to New Zealand for many different reasons. At Kaikorai Valley College we are able to cater for the very wide variety of needs. Some students come for academic purposes, and to establish a pathway on to tertiary education, while others come to experience the outdoors and the many opportunities we offer that they may not get to experience back home.

Students can come for only a few weeks, while others may stay up to five years and then go on to tertiary education. At Kaikorai Valley College we place no limitations on the length of time you come for, or the date that you begin your studies, you can arrive at any time of the year. However, we do promise that you will have some amazing experiences that will be life changing and you will return home with a much broader view of the world.

To read this information in Chinese please click on this link - ALL ABOUT KAIKORAI VALLEY COLLEGE IN CHINESE

At Kaikorai Valley College we provide excellent facilities including::

  • A dedicated two classroom suite for international students with its own built-in kitchen

  • ESOL Classrooms

  • Computer suites

  • Graphic design suites

  • Science, chemistry and physics laboratories

  • Music rooms

  • A newly refurbished library

  • Specialist technology rooms

  • Gymnasiums and extensive sports grounds, and

  • Our very own Urban Farm

Year Levels - In NZ students are referred to by year levels rather than grades.  As a guide corresponding ages are are approximately Year 7 = 11, Yr 8 = 12, Yr 9 = 13, Yr 10 = 14, Yr 11 = 15, Yr 12 = 16 and Yr 13 = 17