What advice is available for an Irish family moving to New Zealand? 00:05 is so supportive and helpful Though several universities are ranked internationally and all provide a high standard of education. 00:40 The decile rating is a reflection of the community the school serves, not a measure of the school’s quality. School is compulsory from age six up until 16, although it is possible to enrol at the age of five. Primary schools that cater for ADHD children in Wellington. Where should they want to go down there that route of going to university? Only citizens and permanent residents are entitled to free public education in New Zealand. It's more diverse here 00:15 00:34 In New Zealand, all children aged between six and 16 are required to enrol in and attend a registered school. Children living inside the zone for a school are guaranteed a place there. Dates often differ slightly for primary and secondary schools. Something to consider when choosing a school is how your children will get there. 01:13 It assesses every school in New Zealand at least once every three years and publishes its reports online. There hasn't been hardly any testing and not much homework 02:05 Cities such as Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch have a broad range to choose from. There's loads of different nationalities and cultures and everyone supports each other We needed to move to a country The University of Auckland is generally recognised as the best university in New Zealand. See how our regions differ and find out what each of them has to offer. They serve a much wider geographic area so there are usually fewer of them. You can find out more about eligibility, entitlement zones, bus routes, school bus safety and travel assistance for students with special needs in the school transport section of the Ministry of Education's website. Expats moving to the island country with children will have no difficulty finding an affordable, high-quality school. Expats who travel to the country with the express purpose of studying will, however, need to acquire a New Zealand study visa if their course lasts longer than 12 weeks. The Education Review Office (ERO) website has a link to each school’s performance report. High academic level: The achievements of New Zealand boarding schools are very transparent and therefore comparable. Sirelo has a network of more than 500 international removal companies that can move your furniture and possessions to your new home. That means either they provide a special school bus service for pupils, or parents qualify for an allowance to help with transport costs. 00:36 Globe Media cannot accept any responsibility for any loss or inconvenience to any person as a result of information contained above. Your feedback is very important in helping us improve the New Zealand Now website. Directory of New Zealand Independent Schools Our Member Schools - Quick reference guide Types of Independent School Scholarships and Bursaries Qualifications our Schools offer Open Days Work for an Independent School It is the only association of its kind in New Zealand. Anyway, she'll be fine and the teacher told me that because kids just need to play. 00:43 Once the ministry has granted an exemption certificate, parents are then entitled to claim a state-sponsored stipend to help with costs. Please don’t include any personal or financial information. You know by who you are. This is a list of the schools and colleges run by, or in association with, the Roman Catholic Church in New Zealand (including one private traditionalist Roman Catholic school Auckland Diocese. Excellent educational environment: A boarding school in New Zealand class most often consists of merely 12 students. Private tutoring in New Zealand is a growing industry. Some international schools in New Zealand are among the best in the world. These schools are for students with educational needs relating to vision, hearing, and socialisation, behaviour, and learning. In addition, parents will need to budget for other expenses such as uniforms, sporting equipment, field trips and stationery.