New Zealand has one of the best education systems in the world. Class sizes are smaller, and the Western style of learning encourages independent thinking and creativity. Our system follows the UK model, with 13 years of primary and secondary schooling.
At Richmond View School, we host students from the beginning of their Primary Schooling aged 5, through until Year 13 when most students are 17-18 years old.
Years 1 to 8
Richmond View School uses the Interact Curriculum for Years 1-8 as a means of drawing together The Bible, The New Zealand Curriculum and higher order thinking skills. If you would like to know more about Interact Curriculum, please visit their website here.
Years 9 to 10
The curriculum focuses on core subjects that gradually introduce specialist subjects as students progress.
Years 11 to 13
In Year 11 Students start a program called NCEA, which is a qualification recognised around the world. NCEA is designed for different types of learners and is assessed through things like assignments, practical tasks, presentations, exams, and projects. Students select subject pathways to match their interests, strengths, and future career goals.
International Students studying for a whole year will need to take NCEA exams at the end of the year. For information on NCEA fees please see our current fee schedule.
If you would like to know more about NCEA, please view the NCEA page.
There are eight universities in New Zealand as well as numerous institutes and polytechnics for those wishing to further their studies.
Te Pukenga (New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology)
For more information on tertiary education available in New Zealand, visit: https://nzedu.com.sg/new-zealand-universities-and-polytechnics/