Welcome! Thanks for choosing to study at OGHS!
International staff: Mrs Katherine Boomer (Dean of International Students), Ms Linda Miller (Principal), Mrs Alison Stephenson (International Director), Ms Bronwyn Thomson (English Language Teacher), Mr Simon Edmunds (English Language Teacher).
We offer a flexible structure of intensive English and general curriculum programmes. Otago Girls' High School accepts enrolments anytime throughout the year. Applicants are asked to provide copies of recent school reports and information about work habits and attitudes to study.
All international students are supported by the EL (English Language) programme, with intensive English or full mainstream subjects. On arrival, an assessment of the English level is made and students are placed in courses accordingly. As students gain proficiency in English they move into more mainstream subjects.
Some subject tutorials are available at lunchtime. Extra tuition in English and mainstream subjects can be arranged on a private basis.
All students in the EL classes are required to do Speech New Zealand OCESOL (Oral Communication in English for Speakers of Other Languages) examinations. EL classes also offer assessments in EL unit standards and English achievement standards. Some students choose to sit other international English language tests: IELTS, iBT TOEFL, TOEIC or Cambridge English examinations at the University of Otago Language Centre.
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