New Zealand Learning Institutions- Primary, Secondary, Tertiary in the Waikato, NZ

The schooling system in New Zealand spans three sectors - primary, secondary and tertiary. Lessons at primary and secondary level are based on the New Zealand curriculum. This is a high standard of education, similar to the British system.
There are a number of options in the Waikato at tertiary level, including the University of Waikato, Wintec, and a number of Language Institutes and Private Training Establishments (PTEs).

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Primary, Intermediate and Middle Schools (aged between 5 and 13)

Primary Schools span from Years 1 to 6 (children are usually aged 5 to 11), and, in some cases, from Years 1 to 8. Intermediate schools take Year 7 and Year 8 students (usually 11 to 13 year old children). Children learn in a variety of learning situations. They are usually based in one classroom with one teacher.

The following primary school is a member of Waikato Education International:

Students are acceped for international study from age 9 years. Students aged 10 and under must live with a parent.

The following schools offer education at the intermediate level (i.e. ages 11-13):

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Secondary Schools (aged approx. 13 - 18)

Secondary Schools span from Years 9-13 ( 13 to 18 year old students). From Year 11 students study towards their NCEA (National Certific ate of Educational Achievement). This is the senior secondary school national qualification and includes provision for entry into tertiary institutions. Students usually study towards Level One of their NCEA in Year 11, Level Two in Year 12 and Level Three in Year 13.

New Zealand Scholarship examinations are available for high achievers at secondary school level.

Secondary Schools can also offer a wide range of National Certificates that can be a good starting point for further education.

These schools offer a range of learning styles and character but all provide the national curriculum, quality assurance and examinations.

Careers advice is available and assistance with entry to tertiary institutions.

The following schools are members of Waikato Education International:

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Tertiary Institutions

These learning institutions offer a wide range of courses, certificates, diplomas or degrees to students who are generally at least 16 years of age, who satisfy the entry criteria that may be required.

Tertiary institutions provide international support and the opportunity to join clubs and activities on campus to make friends.

The following tertiary institutions are members of Waikato Education International:

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English Language Institutions

These institutions specialise in teaching English. They often have as their aim to prepare students for further tertiary study in New Zealand. The Waikato English Language Institutions have developed good relationships with the Waikato Tertiary Institutions.

Members of Waikato Education International include:

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