St Kevin's College warmly welcomes applications from international students
Welcome to Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand: Your Gateway to Extraordinary Education
Nestled on the enchanting eastern coast of New Zealand's South Island, North Otago is a hidden gem that beckons international students with its unique blend of natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and world-class educational opportunities.
Situated in the heart of this captivating region lies Oamaru, a town that effortlessly combines modern learning environments with the charm of yesteryears.
Discover why North Otago is the perfect destination for international students seeking an amazing and enriching academic experience.
A Picturesque Playground for Learning
North Otago's breathtaking landscapes are an instant source of inspiration for students. Majestic mountains, pristine lakes, and rolling hills surround the region, offering an idyllic backdrop for your academic journey.
Whether you're an aspiring environmental scientist, outdoor enthusiast, or simply seeking a tranquil setting to focus on your studies, North Otago's natural beauty provides a canvas for endless exploration and adventure.
Our focus is on encouraging participation, involvement and academic excellence for all our students, both from here and abroad.
Academically our NCEA results are among the highest in the country. Our dedicated staff enable students at all ability levels to achieve the grades they need for course entry into the best universities.
St Kevin's college is a signatory to the education (pastoral care of tertiary and international learners) code of practice 2021.
St Kevin's College also offers IGCSE - Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) in the following subjects in year 11:
The Charming Oasis of Oamaru
Oamaru, the largest town in North Otago, exudes an irresistible old-world charm. Its well-preserved Victorian architecture, limestone buildings, and cobbled streets create a unique and inspiring atmosphere that complements your academic pursuits.
The Oamaru Public Gardens and the renowned Steampunk HQ showcase the town's dedication to creativity and innovation.
A Picturesque Playground for Learning
North Otago's breathtaking landscapes are an instant source of inspiration for students. Majestic mountains, pristine lakes, and rolling hills surround the region, offering an idyllic backdrop for your academic journey. Whether you're an aspiring environmental scientist, outdoor enthusiast, or simply seeking a tranquil setting to focus on your studies, North Otago's natural beauty provides a canvas for endless exploration and adventure.
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Outdoor Adventures Await
From hiking in the Waitaki Valley to surfing along the coastline, North Otago offers an array of outdoor activities that cater to every adventurous spirit.
Whether you're a thrill-seeker or prefer a leisurely stroll through nature, you'll find endless opportunities to explore the great outdoors during your time here.
Cultural Diversity and Warm Hospitality
Embrace the warm Kiwi hospitality and immerse yourself in a welcoming community that celebrates diversity. North Otago's friendly locals are eager to share their culture and traditions, making it easy for international students to find a home away from home. Cultural festivals, culinary experiences, and a vibrant arts scene await those who seek to enrich their global perspective.
Oamaru is known as a center of educational excellence.
It is a safe community with excellent public amenities in a picturesque seaside setting. St Kevin's College has a modern 21-hectare campus, established in park-like surroundings.
It creates a welcoming family environment for study and co-curricular engagement.
Once an international student commences with St Kevin's College, a carefully planned programme is in place to ensure he or she receives comprehensive pastoral care and the College oversees all aspects of the student’s life.
St Kevin's College is a member of Outdoor Education New Zealand ODENZ. Email us if you would like us to recommend an agent.
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Start Your Journey Today
Embark on an educational adventure like no other by choosing North Otago, Oamaru, New Zealand, as your destination. Discover the perfect balance between academic excellence, natural beauty, and cultural enrichment. Join us in creating unforgettable memories and forging lifelong friendships in this remarkable corner of the world. Your international student experience begins here, in North Otago.