International students have been a part of the Cashmere High School community from the earliest days of the school's establishment. The multinational character of the school is valued by teachers, students and parents as part of its outreach to the world.

Students considering study at a New Zealand school will find Cashmere High School has many opportunities for personal and academic development. There are many reasons for attending school outside a student's home country and Cashmere High School carefully selects a programme of study appropriate for each student.​​​​​​​


Before international students begin classes, they attend an orientation programme and meet with the International Academic Manager to discuss their course of study. All new students take an English test to help us with class placement and the number of ESOL hours the student may need to be able to cope with mainstream study requirements. 

It is important that our new international students have the opportunity to participate in a well-designed and age-appropriate programme that provides the information and advice necessary for a student at the outset of his or her educational instruction.

The orientation programme introduces our international team and provides international students with full information and advice on relevant Cashmere High School policies, services, support and all the facilities that we offer.  It also provides information relating to the health and safety of international students while they are studying at Cashmere High School.  We introduce the complaints procedure for both internal and external grievances.


Our international students live with local host families who live walking distance to school, this is a great way to experience the warmth and friendliness of New Zealand families. Our Homestay Coordinator will assist with family placement and monitor the student while they are studying at Cashmere.


Cashmere High School has an on-site registered health nurse with a Doctor available at lunchtimes during the week.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


It is compulsory while studying at Cashmere High School for all international students to have suitable insurance cover. Medical, personal property and travel insurance should be carried out, for protection from unseen events. The school works in partnership with Studentsafe (InsurancesafeNZ), offering those studying in New Zealand, insurance at a very reasonable and competitive price.  InsurancesafeNZ travel insurance is issued and managed by AWP Services New Zealand Limited trading as Allianz Partners and underwritten by The Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd ABN 78 090 584 473 (Incorporated in Australia), ("Hollard").​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

How does NCEA work?

What is NCEA and how does NCEA work?  You can find brochures and a short animated video on how NCEA works through the NZQA website.  NZQA has a mobile App called NCEA Guide written for parents, whānau and employers which can be found through the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

Quality Assurance

The Education Review Office (ERO) is a government department whose purpose is to evaluate and report publicly on the education and care of students in schools.

Our school is very proud of our most recent report, which is a very positive endorsement of the excellent leadership in our school and the outstanding work being done by our staff to support the learning and achievement of our students.

You can view the most recent ERO report for Cashmere High School by clicking here.

What to Expect in New Zealand

For information on:

Getting ready to come to New Zealand

Live Work and Study in New Zealand

Study with New Zealand

​​​​​​​Living in New Zealand 

Cost of living in New Zealand 

Study in Christchurch

Grievance Procedures

Cashmere High School has established guidelines for students who have a complaint or grievance against the school. The procedure for dealing with such an issue is found here.

Partnership Agents

Cashmere High School works in partnership with many Agents from different countries, if you would like the support of an Agent to enrol a student at Cashmere High School or if you are interested in becoming a partner for Cashmere High School please contact us.

We have robust procedures in place for new Agents, our expectations are outlined in the Agent Manual and Agent Contract.