School system and qualifications
Types of schools
Schools in New Zealand are either state schools (where 85% of children go), state-integrated schools (which may be faith-based or use specialist teaching methods), or private schools.
(ages 13-18, years 9-13)
(ages 11-12, years 7-8)
(ages 5-10, years 1 - 6)
Brumi Bhatara Wongsoontorn from Thailand, father of two students at secondary school in New Zealand.
Secondary school qualifications
Secondary schools offer a great range of qualifications that are accepted by universities in New Zealand and around the world.