Education options for my children

If you have children, finding a good school and getting them settled in will be a priority for you. Fortunately, you can feel confident about New Zealand’s education system.

Childcare and preschools

Childcare and preschools

Find out what early childhood education facilities are available for under fives.

The school system

The school system

Going to school is compulsory for all children in New Zealand aged six to 16 although most children start when they turn five.

Choosing a school

Choosing a school

When it comes to state schools, children are generally expected go to the school that's geographically nearest them.

Role of parents

Role of parents

In New Zealand, parents are encouraged to be involved with their children's education and in touch with their schools.

After school care

After school care

There are lots of options for before and after school care for your children as well as great programmes for during the holidays.

Tertiary education & training

Tertiary education & training

Explore the options for higher education and vocational training in New Zealand.