Academic Programme

Geraldine High School teachers are highly qualified and very experienced. They encourage and support every individual to meet their potential. Our senior classes are generally small and the classrooms are bright and warm. Some lessons will take place outside the classroom in the outdoors.View more information about Geraldine High School’s academic programme.

In addition to the academic curriculum, students may participate in a number of sports, from athletics to golf and mountain biking. The school has an outstanding Outdoor Education programme, which includes a Low and High Challenge Ropes Course, camps, ski trips, etc. Students also can take part in bands, orchestra, choir and many other musical, art and cultural activities.

Language Requirements for International Students wishing to gain university entrance

  • For year 11, students must have at least pre-intermediate level English
  • For years 12 and 13, all students must have intermediate level English
  • Students may be required to sit a diagnostic test to assess eligibility for a particular course of study.

University Entrance to a New Zealand University

All international students attending New Zealand secondary schools must qualify for university entrance through NCEA. These students must meet the literacy requirement – a minimum of 10 credits (5 must be in Reading and 5 in Writing) at Level 2 or higher in English  – as well as meeting all the requirements as set down for completion of the University Entrance Standard. Preparation for university entrance and assessment to meet the literacy requirements are important aspects of the year 12 and 13 ESOL programmes at Geraldine High School.

Following are some of the possible qualification to be gained through further education in New Zealand:

Years of StudyUniversitiesInstitutes of Technology and Polytechnics
7-8 Doctorate  
4-5 Masters, Honours, Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates Masters, Honours, Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates

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