Kia ora, welcome to our International page.

Established in 1928, Avonside Girls’ High School (AGHS) is known for its warm, caring and welcoming atmosphere and strong academic record.

The school is just 20 minutes from the city centre and shopping malls. There is a good bus system in the city and buses come to and from the school each day. The Christchurch International Airport is about 30 minutes from the school.

From April 20, 2019 we have been co-located side by side with Shirley Boys’ High School on a custom built new campus. We both remain dedicated single sex schools with expertise in educating girls only and boys only but with opportunities for co-ed activities.

With a roll of 1000 girls, Avonside Girls’ High School is a culturally diverse community. There is provision for 40 international students from Years 9 to 13. A smaller number of students allows them to have a personalised programme and to be integrated quickly into the school community. These students come from Europe and all parts of Asia.

International students are an important part of our school. We welcome new students with friendliness as we value the richness and diversity they bring to our school community.

Click on your flag to view/download our International Prospectus:

Contact Us

209 Travis Road

Christchurch 8083

New Zealand

Meet our International Support Staff

Student welfare is important at Avonside Girls’ High School. The International Student Director and Homestay coordinator are available at all times to assist students, families and agents.

Avonside girls High School international Director

Louise Silvester

Director of International Students
P: +64 3 389 7199 Ext 729
M: +64 27 220 9884

Avonside girls High School Office Manager

Lisa Garrett

International Department Manager

P: +64 3 389 7199 Ext 729
M: +64 27 285 7254

Explore our School

Here is some useful information about our school and the International enrolment process. Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information or have any questions.

Fees and Enrolment

Homestay Families

Life at School in New Zealand

Subject Choice

New co-located Campus opens for AGHS and SBHS

Trips and Activities