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Kaikoura High School

Secondary (Years 9-13, approx age 13-17)

Kaikoura High School is the heart of the community for our students as they mature into young adults. 

Our five core values are expressed on our school logo and are an integral part of everything we do. 

Kaikoura High School is a co-educational Year 7 to 13 school.   Our senior students are offered a wide range of academic and vocational subjects preparing them for employment or further study when they leave school.

We aim to offer our students opportunities to become well rounded, knowledgeable and capable lifelong learners and leaders who are culturally sensitive and who will contribute positively to society.


Contact Kaikoura High School
Physical address

1 Rorrison Road
7300 Kaikoura
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  • Number of students: 200
  • Number of international students: 1
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Homestay
Located at the top of the South Island, Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine growing region and the home of world-renowned sauvignon blanc.

Marlborough enjoys high sunshine hours and a temperate climate so that visitors can experience all of Marlborough’s diversity through the seasons. No matter what time of year, there is always something going on in Marlborough.

There are over 40 cellar doors in Marlborough, why not take advantage of a pre-arranged wine tour with a local operator and visit a selection of the region’s top wine producers. You can map out your own route: self-drive, travel in style in a chauffeur- driven car or mix your daily exercise and your wine tasting with a cycle tour. Whichever mode of transport you choose be sure to stop at a winery restaurant along the way

The Marlborough Sounds are best explored on water, with a range of cruises and activities from a self-guided kayak excursion to sailing on a luxury yacht. Get active by swimming with dolphins, diving or fishing in the Sounds. Hike the length of the Queen Charlotte Track as it winds its way through native forest, along view filled ridges and beside idyllic coves.

Take a tour into Marlborough High Country as it stretches down the Pacific Coast towards Kaikoura. Stop at the pink salt lakes at Lake Grasmere and check out Molesworth Station the largest working farm in New Zealand. For a real New Zealand experience stay in an historic homestead, take a 4wd farm tour, try heli-fishing for trout or mountain bike or hike through this remote area.
Main centres: 



Blenheim, Havelock, Rangitoto ki te Tonga (D'urville Island), Renwick

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
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