About New Zealand

About New Zealand

New Zealand is situated in the South Pacific Ocean, consisting of 2 main islands. Capital Wellington and major city Auckland are on the North Island whereas Christchurch and Dunedin are on the South. New Zealand is famous for its amazing scenery.

Wellingtown

Auckland

Christchurch

Dunedin

New Zealand is a small country, similar in size to Great Britain or Japan with a population of approximately 4.43million people.  The average New Zealand temperature decreases as one travel south.  January and February are the warmest months, and July is the coldest month of the year. In summer, the average maximum temperature ranges between 15-30ºC (70-90°F) and in winter between 5-18ºC (50-60°F).

Languages:

English and Maori language

 

Time difference:

New Zealand is five hours ahead of Hong Kong and 4 hours ahead during summer time. Summer time starts at 2.00pm, the last Sunday of September and ends at 3.00am, the first Sunday in April.

Currency
New Zealand

 

Voyage:

11 to 13 hours of flight from Hong Kong

New Zealand is a well-developed English speaking country. Preceding the UK educational system, the education facilities and environment in New Zealand are up to world class standard. UNESCO has also put primary and secondary education in New Zealand as a world sample. According to a study conducted by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to assess 15 year-old students across 57 countries, students of New Zealand ranked 11th, 7th and 5th in the Mathematics test, Science test and Reading test respectively, out-performed of students in UK, US and Germany. 

More and more students entered into primary or secondary schools in New Zealand as a stepping stone into world class universities. Compare with UK, US, Canada and Australia, the tuition fee and living costs in New Zealand is 50% cheaper.

High Quality Education

Affordable Cost

Compare with UK, USA, Canada and Australia, studying in New Zealand costs only half of these countries.

Safe and Peaceful Environment

New Zealand is a Nuclear-free country. The country is one of the peaceful and safe countries in the world, followed by Iceland and Denmark. People are friendly.

Choose A Big City Or A Small Town?

 It depends. For example, Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and the transportation hub, but at the same time many Chinese living there. On the contrary, studying in a small town may help improve your English and adapt to the local life quickly. 

New Zealand is a well-developed English speaking country. Preceding the UK educational system, the education facilities and environment in New Zealand are up to world class standard. UNESCO has also put primary and secondary education in New Zealand as a world sample. According to a study conducted by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to assess 15 year-old students across 57 countries, students of New Zealand ranked 11th, 7th and 5th in the Mathematics test, Science test and Reading test respectively, out-performed of students in UK, US and Germany. 

 

More and more students entered into primary or secondary schools in New Zealand as a stepping stone into world class universities. Compare with UK, US, Canada and Australia, the tuition fee and living costs in New Zealand is 50% cheaper.

High Quality Education

School Terms

There are four school terms running from late January to mid-December with two-week breaks between them and a six-week summer break at the end of the year.

 

Term 1 :

 

Term 2 :

 

Term 3 :

 

Term 4 :

Late January to early - April - Two week break

Mid April to early July - Two week break

Mid July to late September - Two week break

Mid October to mid-December - Six week summer holiday

Holiday

April, July, September and December are holidays (about two weeks - five weeks)

School Hour

School starts from 0845am - 1515pm every Monday - Friday, student will have an hour for lunch.

Primary & Secondary Education

Primary and Secondary Education

The primary and secondary education in New Zealand totalled 13 years (Year 1 – Year 13). Most of the schools are public schools. Students are required to sit for public examinations starting from Grade 9 – NECA (National Certificate of Education Achievement). They will be admitted to Universities after Year 13.

Admission

There is no standard requirement but schools usually make reference to previous academic results, conduct performance and English proficiency. In the event that student has not met the English requirement, he/she can enroll on some short term English course and Foundation course. Some schools offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

# Some schools accept international students to be admitted during Term 3 while majority of schools do not accept application of Grade 13.

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)

NCEA (the National Certificate of Educational Achievement) is the main secondary school qualification in New Zealand.

NCEA is actually three certificates: it can be awarded at Levels 1, 2 and 3. Students usually begin studying for their NCEA Level 1 in Year 11 and continue through Years 12 and 13 (from ages 15 through to 18).

Tertiary education

The tertiary education in New Zealand tertiary sector covers Private Training Establishments (PTEs) and Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs). Currently, there are 19 ITPS subsidized by Government and more than 200 PTE (most of them are registered with NZQA) offering various designations and subjects from Hotel Management, Media Communications, Design, Health and Beauty, etc.

University Education

There are eight public universities in New Zealand. They are well-received and recognized worldwide. The universities offer degree, master and doctoral courses as well as other professional subjects. Some colleges offer fundamental courses.

Admission Requirement

  • DSE students with at least 3 subjects (including English and 2 electives) reached level 4 or above;

  • IELTS 6.0 or TOEFEL 213 marks

  • Meet requirements as set out by the respective school

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