International Students

As an IB World School, our International Programme at Kristin offers students superb facilities and courses for long-term placements through all age groups, and short-term placements by arrangement. We welcome students from all around the world, and have new students regularly joining the programme from countries throughout Europe, Asia and South America.
Helem Kin International school manager


International Student Manager
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In fact our international students are such an important part of our school that we have set up a specialist International Services Centre, which acts as:

  • An admin hub
  • An orientation meeting place
  • A drop-in centre for on-going and daily support of our international students
  • A hosting venue for parents, homestays, educational agencies and overseas school exchanges and tours.

Kristin School is a signatory of the Code of Practice Pastoral Care for International Students. 

Culture. Confidence. Belonging.

Our International Student programme adds a cultural richness to school life, encouraging diversity, empathy and the development of an international perspective for our whole school community.

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What type of experience are you looking for?


Please note: Short-term enrolments relate mainly to study-abroad programmes under special arrangements with overseas partners.

Students are generally not entered for NCEA or IB examinations but are eligible for special awards and receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Short-term students generally enter in the Middle and Senior Schools, and attend for a minimum of one term of nine to ten weeks, and a maximum of four terms (a full academic year). 


Long-term students enter in the Junior, Middle or Senior Schools and attend for a minimum of one year, including examination registration in Year 10-13.

Students can gain a high school qualification in either NZ NCEA or the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme.

Meet the Students

Meet international students who have studied at Kristin School.

Download a Brochure


Find out more about International Baccalaureate.

Contact our International Students team for more info.


Step inside our gates and see for yourself what makes Kristin so unique. We invite you to take a tour and observe a typical school day. Take the opportunity to engage personally with student guides and staff.