Riccarton High School

Riccarton High School is a state school for boys and girls 13 – 19 years old.

With an international airport, aviation academy, university, multi-million dollar library, unlimited retail outlets, movie theatre, dance academy, cheerleading centre, martial arts, ballet school and more all in, or next to, the suburb of Riccarton, Riccarton High is perfectly positioned to provide everything our International Students need. This successful, well-resourced co-ed school of 1000 students is a very popular choice.

Helpful information

Academic Programme

We offer a wide range of subjects from Year 9 to Year 13, including ESOL, IELTS Preparation, Japanese, French and Maori Languages.

Extra-Curricular Programme

Our stand-out sports and clubs are:

  • Volleyball
  • Ski and Snowboard Club
  • There are an additional 40 clubs, sports, music and cultural groups on offer

Click the link below to view scholarships available to international students:

Student Welfare
  • Orientation and Peer Support Programme
  • Carefully chosen and monitored homestay families
  • A wide range of ESOL classes are provided from Year 9 to Year 13
Location and Facilities

Riccarton High School is located in Christchurch, a city of 350,000 people.
We are proud of our:

  • Smaller size (1000 students)
  • Friendly, family environment
  • Spacious, park-like grounds
  • Award winning, multi-million dollar, eco-friendly, joint-use library, open 7 days a week
  • Championship teams for boys’ and girls’ volleyball
  • Modern Technology, Science and Language facilities
  • Advanced ICT infrastructure and support
  • Nationally acclaimed drama students
  • High achieving musicians
  • Adventure Based Management Skills Course


Riccarton High School Promotional Video

Student video: The Adventures of Basil – six months at Riccarton High


Address: 31 Vicki Street, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
Website: www.riccarton.school.nz/international

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To enrol in this school, download the form below, complete and return to ISENZ.

Download ISENZ Enrolment Form (PDF)

Email a completed and scanned copy to russell@isenz.com.

Or post a completed copy to:
Russell Trethewey
PO Box 5329, Terrace End
Palmerston North, New Zealand

Find out more

For more information about this school, please contact ISENZ.