New Zealand's Education System

This page gives valuable information for international students and parents about schooling in New Zealand.

A guide to Studying and Living in New Zealand

To help you prepare for your time in New Zealand click on this link to the New Zealand Education website with information on Living & Studying in New Zealand

New Zealand Qualification System – NCEA

Marlborough Girls’ College offers quality schooling at the secondary level. Secondary study is approximately five years long, from Year 9 to Year 13, and begins when students are 12 or 13 years old. Marlborough Girls’ College is state-owned, and teaches the nationally set curriculum.  We offer national qualifications that are recognised by tertiary institutions in New Zealand and internationally. 

For more information about the New Zealand’s qualification system see Coming to Study in New Zealand