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St Hilda's

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about St Hilda's

What are the St Hilda's school term dates?

St Hilda’s terms dates are determined by the New Zealand Ministry of Education. Refer here for the most recent New Zealand terms dates.


How old do I need to be to study at St Hilda’s?

We teach girls aged 11 to 18 and accept international students at all years. If you have any queries about making an application please contact us at: international@shcs.school.nz


How many students are there at St Hilda’s?

St Hilda’s accepts up to 450 girls, plus 16-18 international students to study each year.


When can I commence studies at St Hilda’s?

You can begin your studies at the beginning of any term, although we prefer you to join us at the beginning of the school year as it makes it easier for you to settle in.


What other activities does the school offer?

The school offers a wide range of activities outside of the usual academic curriculum, and we encourage all our students to take part.

What subjects will I study?

To see the full range of subjects available at St Hilda’s, please refer to our curriculum flowchart.

Where do your international students come from?

We have a long list of current and past pupils from countries including:

  • Japan
  • Thailand
  • Germany
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • France
  • Vietnam
  • Korea
  • Taiwan

They have all improved their English, achieved qualifications, broadened their life experiences and made lifelong friends whilst studying at St Hilda’s.



St Hilda’s provides excellent educational opportunities. The fees schedule below explains the costs involved for education at St Hilda’s.

Schedule of Fees 2024



Useful Links

Code of Practice

Hilda’s Collegiate School has agreed to observe and be bound by the “Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students” published by NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority). Copies of the Code are available from the NZQA website - New Zealand Qualifications Authority


New Zealand Qualifications Authority - International


Full details of VISA and Permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand are available through the NZ Immigration Service, and can be viewed on their website - Immigration New Zealand

Health Services

Eligibility for Health services. Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full cost of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed in their website - Ministry of Health

Enrolment Process

Enrolment Process

We welcome you to join our school at any time. Please fill in the enrolment form below and email to:


Please also contact us at this address if you have any questions.

International Student Application Form and Contract of Enrolment

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