Our school is situated in Timaru, the thriving main centre of South Canterbury in the South Island of New Zealand. Timaru is a small city that has a beautiful coastline. We are close to other centres as well as the lakes and mountain districts of this magnificent country.
Mountainview High is an exciting and successful Year 9 – 13 co-educational secondary school that has been on its current site since 1984. Our campus is beautiful, with views over the hills and distant mountains and the school layout provides a stunning working and learning environment for all students and staff. It is the envy of many schools in New Zealand.
At Mountainview, our students come first! We pride ourselves on the extensive range of subjects and our main goal is to ensure that every student gains the academic qualifications and social skills that will enable them to be successful as members of their communities well after they have completed their studies with us.
Our co-educational environment is an ideal platform for International Students where acceptance, tolerance and harmony is an everyday part of life. International students are able to participate in all the activities of the school. We pride ourselves on the way in which they become quickly integrated with sporting, cultural and other extra-curricular activities. We are proud of the way in which our students make Mountainview High School a very special place to be a part of.
Mountainview High School is a modern well-equipped state co-educational school located on a magnificent and spacious site overlooking the sea and mountains.
Originally established in 1901, it was rebuilt on a new site in 1983 with a new name of Mountainview High School. Emphasis is placed on providing a caring environment where high standards of academic excellence are expected.
International Student Quotes:
"Learning in New Zealand is very different to where I come from. The school had a great variety of subjects and extracurricular activity to offer, from Classes like outdoor education to musical production and many different sports. I enjoyed outdoor education, because I got to experience many exciting activities like rafting, kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking. In my opinion, the teachers here are all very committed to their job and do their best to help every student reach their full potential. This and learning in a different environment with new people and ways of studying made me become more confident in my learning."
"The lifestyle in New Zealand is generally laid back; the people are friendly and have an inviting attitude. That is why it is no surprise that you’re feeling very welcome everywhere you go, be it the school, homestay or just the supermarket."