Aranui High School
Aranui High School is a public co-educational secondary school, with a current roll of about 460 students. We are located in ‘The Garden City’ of Christchurch, New Zealand. The school is located five minutes from New Brighton Beach and only ten minutes from the city centre. Our school values are respect, excellence, mana, community, and caring. Aranui High School is dedicated to fostering a passion for learning in our students by providing them with varied and relevant learning opportunities in and out of the classroom.
Christchurch - Canterbury
Christchurch is the main centre of the Canterbury region, an elegant old city close to the Southern Alps.
Our school campus has undergone extensive renewal and we are proud of the modern, high quality facilities we are able to provide for our students. We have two new teaching pods and new science, technology, art, and trades buildings. The arts building includes a theatre, rehearsal rooms and a recording studio. Our sports facilities include a large grass field, two gymnasiums and courts for basketball, netball and tennis.
Students may select from a wide range of academic and vocational subjects to create a learning programme that best suits their ability and interests, and to create a solid pathway to their future study at tertiary level, or in employment. All subjects offer NCEA unit and/or achievement standards. Our Academies Programme gives students who choose to focus on a vocational pathway the option to study an Academy for 8 to 20 hours a week. We currently offer academies in Hospitality, Childcare, Sevices, Drama, CISCO Networking, Music, Basketball, League, Carving, and Trades.
International students may study English as a Second Language for 4-8 hours per week. Students who plan to study at Aranui High School long-term will be able to take NCEA ESOL unit standard courses from Level 1 to Level 3, and English unit/achievement standards at Levels 1 and 2. The ESOL programme includes topics from the English, math, science and social science learning areas to give students further support in their mainstream subjects. Students who wish tosit English proficiency tests such as IELTS, TEOFL or TOEIC, will be given tutoring assistance, study materials and a time allowance to work towards these examinations.
All international students are home stayed with carefully vetted, experience, caring families. Most students are placed in homes within walking distance of the school. Students are provided with their own room, study facilities, all meals, and are treated asmember of the family. When enroling, students are sent home stay profiles and International Department staff do their best to match students with families who best suit their personalities and requirements. Students are encouraged to make contact with their host family before arriving in New Zealand.
InternationalDepartment staff provide 24 hour pastoral care for all international students. Aranui staff and home stay parents work closely together to ensure that students feel safe, cared for, supported, respected, and are given every opportunity to have a rewarding and successful overseas study experience.
Students are encouraged to become involved in a variety of activities asAranui High School offers students a wide range of sporting and cultural options. Many international students also choose to become involved in the wider community through joining a club, team, or doing volunteer work. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in many events and trips throughout the year. First-year and short-term students will also be able to attend a series of activities and overnight trips in November.
Tuition NZ$11,500, homestay NZ$220 per week, homestay support fee NZ$800 per year, enrolment fee NZ$250, insurance (about) NZ$500, uniform (about) NZ$300.