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Opihi College




A co-educational school with small classes where the individual attention is given to the students at senior and junior level. We have approximately 20 international students at different levels within the school. These students come from Thailand, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, China and Japan.

The school has excellent, modern facilities. It has up-to-date well equipped laboratories and classrooms as well as a gymnasium, two computer suits, library, drama theatre, international student suite, tennis courts, cricket, soccer and rugby grounds.

Students are met at the Christchurch international airport only an hour and half away drive from Temuka.

A comprehensive New Zealand Qualification Authority approved 10 week intensive English programme is available prior to beginning the high school courses. The school has an excellent English language programme for international students. Students study in small groups of up to six students for internationally recognised ESL qualification eg. NCEA, TOEFL and IELTS. Students can also study towards New Zealand English qualifications. We consistently produce excellent results in these examinations for our students. English language support is provided as part of the tuition fees.

More about Opihi College

Key Benefits:

  • Clear educational goals and pathways set for International Students
  • A unique experience with limited spaces (20) for International students
  • Safe, small and friendly school (300+ students)
  • A government co-educational high school (Years 7- 13) with an outstanding 20+ years record in hosting International students, therefore a great environment in which to learn English and get to know New Zealand students
  • Modern and well equipped classrooms
  • Top qualified ESOL teachers and support staff
  • The opportunity to sit the IELTS qualifications
  • Accredited to offer New Zealand curriculum framework courses
  • Small classes with the best individual attention from experienced and well qualified teachers
  • Top quality and caring homestay families


Contact details


Opihi College
Richard Pearse Drive
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Phone number

+64 3 615 7442
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