A traditional school with a contemporary heart

International Programme

I am very proud to welcome international students to Southland Boys’ High School. 

We are a traditional school committed to a strong values-based education, and our young men are encouraged to strive for excellence in all they do. Our academic record and sporting prowess throughout New Zealand are testament to this.

We have a full academic programme from Years 7 to 13 which caters for the individual requirements and outcomes of each student. The students are measured by their own potential – there is no limit to their success. ‘Not for school but for life we are learning’ is the school motto. Our shared goal is that your son graduates with a variety of options for his future – wherever that may take him.

We know that boys thrive when they belong. Our class and tutor systems are set up around a strong house system, and competition for the house shield and the yearly trophy is fierce, covering sporting, cultural, and academic fields of play.

Our wider offerings are as diverse as they can possibly be. Whether you are a musician, performer, orator or sportsman, you will find your space, your team and your place.

Our staff are committed to the success of our young men. Family and whānau are an important part of the team, and essential to positive outcomes. We have a strong teaching structure, with deans and skilled counselling staff available to resolve any issues as they arise.

Beyond our gates you will find the open spaces, parks and golf courses of Invercargill – surrounded by the beauty of wild New Zealand. Southland Boys’ High School is the perfect base for adventures in the spectacular outdoors, with the wild coasts and beaches of the South, and Fiordland, in which we have our own cabin on the shores of Te Anau. Our well established outdoor education programme will take you on an adventure through Southern New Zealand.

Whatever his reason or his goal, your son will find his place here at Southland Boys’ High School and be welcomed as part of the brotherhood.

Simon Coe