Papatoetoe High School welcomes the opportunity to enrol international students keen to gain a New Zealand educational experience and New Zealand secondary school qualifications.  

We are a multi-cultural, co-educational, state secondary school of approximately 1500 students, who represent over 50 different nationalities.  The school is situated close to major shopping centres at Manukau and Papatoetoe in New Zealand’s largest city – Auckland. 

Papatoetoe High School has an excellent reputation for providing a high quality education and a wide range of opportunities in sport and the performing arts.  
International students have full access to our comprehensive curriculum and are encouraged to integrate into all aspects of school life in the same manner as our resident students. 

The school has excellent, modern facilities and places a strong emphasis on computer technology. With over 11 hectares of grounds, including mature trees and superb playing fields, the campus provides an ideal environment for students to learn in. 


Papatoetoe High School has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Minister of Education. Copies of the code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at


The information in the International Students Prospectus provides necessary information about study in New Zealand, and particularly at Papatoetoe High School. This is accessible via the Documents page.

Please also view our school promotional video which gives an overview and insights from staff and students of our school.

This is accessible via our About Page.

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