New Zealand Education

If you're considering moving with family, finding a good school will be a priority for you. So you'll be glad to know that New Zealand has one of the best education systems in the world. The OECD named New Zealand as a 'top-performing country in terms of the quality of its education system'. Of 32 developed countries surveyed in the OECD’s 2013 Better Life index, New Zealand devoted the highest percentage of public expenditure to education.

Kiwis have a cultural concept of 'giving everyone a fair go', and this motto permeates their education system, which values skill-based achievements. They have a balanced focus on both practical and academic achievements, and have an educational goal of creating “confident, connected, actively involved life-long learners”.

The outdoors is a huge part of life in New Zealand and as such is an important factor in NZ schooling, with a vast range of sport and recreation activities available to school children.