About New Zealand
We are a safe, clean, stable, modern country with a rich cultural heritage and high standard of living. Living and studying in New Zealand can also offer excellent value for money, with favourable tuition fees and living expenses when compared with other English-speaking destinations.
Safety and care standards are paramount. New Zealand was the first country to adopt a strict code of practice for the care of international students, which sets standards in and out of the classroom.
New Zealand qualifications are internationally respected and recognised. The New Zealand private schools sector ranks amongst the best in the world according to the Programme for International Student Assesment (PISA). In their latest report New Zealand achieved better results than the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom or Australia.
View the PISA private schools top world rankings.
For more information about PISA and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development visit www.oecd.org.
About Auckland City
Auckland offers students the perfect balance between healthy lifestyle and academic opportunities. It is New Zealand’s largest and most dynamic city, yet it is surrounded by beautiful coastlines and native bush.
The weather and climate offer the perfect incentives to choose Auckland as a new home. Summers are warm and the temperature averages 20°C (68°F); winters are moderate, with an 11°C (51°F) average temperature.
Diocesan School for Girls is located in Epsom, an affluent suburb of Auckland. It is a 10 minute drive to the City Centre and only 20 minutes from the Auckland International Airport.
It is also close to many public transport options.