Southland Girls' High School is a high performing academic school. Established in 1879, it has a proud history. It is the only state girls' year 7-13 school in New Zealand. Learning is tailored to each student and a high standard of achievement and personal conduct is expected. We offer a wide range of subjects and over 70 activities outside the classroom, and free Wi-Fi. Situated next to a swimming pool and within reach of the cycling velodrome, the city of Invercargill is in close proximity to national parks, beaches and mountain ranges. The school is 10 minutes from the town centre and airport. We offer caring homestays and hostel accommodation and a dedicated Director of International Students to support our international girls.
The school is situated on 6.6 hectares. Onsite we have two gymnasiums, specialist art rooms, Performing Arts Centre, specialist computer rooms and computers in the corridor for all to use, a dance room - as we are the only school in Invercargill that offers Dance as a curriculum subject, Fashion and Design and Food Technology suites, six specialist Science labs, music and drama rooms, a Cyber cafe and a school van. ESOL is free and taught in a specialist room and available for use for all international girls. Both hostel and homestay accommodation is available.
International Student Testimonial:
"My learning style is to concentrate when I'm in class, study hard every day, learn a new word from routine, talking to Kiwi friends, talking to my host family. The time that I'm staying here it was great. I have good experiences from New Zealand also I have known great persons. I'm very happy to be here.
I think that I'm so lucky to have great friends around me, and they are always helping me. When I don't understand, my friends in class is going to explain to me, moreover, my host family, they such a best host family that I ever had before. They teach me the new word to me and speak to me every day and also my teachers There are teachers for international students and subject for international students, we called that is ESOL. In this subject, there is subject support. When I want some help I can ask them. I have many Kiwi friends. I improve my English by talking with my Kiwi friends every day and hang out with them. This is made me more confident in English."