Studying abroad can often be the best and in fact, most rewarding experience for your child. And of course everyone wants to be sure that our children are choosing a quality program that gives them the skills to succeed anywhere in the world. Have you thought of New Zealand or Australia? Both countries have world class, modern education systems. New Zealand and Australia’s secondary schools rank well internationally, and have inclusive, positive learning environments so your child has every chance to succeed.
In Australia, school education is compulsory and usually consists of three stages: Primary (ages 5 or 6-11), Secondary (12 – 16), and Senior Secondary (17-18) The common ages may vary between states and territories. In Australia, an average class size is about 24 students and an average student/teacher ratio is around 13.
In New Zealand, the school education system is very similar and is divided into three separate blocks: Primary (age 5 – 10), Intermediate (11 -12) and Secondary (age 13 – 18) Schooling is also compulsory for certain ages. New Zealand schools offer a range of qualifications such as National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), Cambridge Examinations and IB programmes. Students may then choose to go to high school, college or university.
With a tradition of well-rounded education, your child will be offered a curriculum of academic learning, along with arts and physical education. Cultural diversity means local students and teachers are well used to interacting with people from all over the world, making it easy for international students to settle in.
At KIWIZONE, we have an excellent knowledge of the local secondary school sectors and have excellent working relationships with many of the best secondary schools in New Zealand and Australia, so we will make sure that you are getting your money’s worth.
Thinking about sending your child to study abroad? Choosing the right school? Talk to us about school education.