International Students

International Students

Waihopai School offers a well resourced primary school based in Invercargill’s beautiful Queens Park.  We cater for children from 5 to 12 years.

The school boasts large grounds that neighbour an 18 hole golf course Queens Park and Southland Boys High School.

We offer homestay accommodation and a limited number of hostel accomodation.

We link with all Invercargill High Schools for a smooth transition from Waihopai School to their chosen high school.

We boast individual one to one programmes to support your child’s development of their oral and written English language with our ESOL tutors.

Waihopai School offers a unique primary school opportunity in a superb setting with individual attention focused on your child.

Contact Name:                       

Andrew Smith,  Principal                    

Full School Address:            

121 Herbert Street                                                               Gladstone                                                                           Invercargill                                                                                   New Zealand  

 Post Code:    9810                                

Phone Number:     +64 3 2184228            



Total Number of Students:   305       

Age Range:   5 – 12 years                

Year Level Tuition:  Year 1 to Year 6                    

International Students Countries of Origin:

Thailand, Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam, Russia, Brasil.

Accommodation options:   

Homestay- Short term (up to 10 weeks)   

School Facilities: 

Large Grounds and playing fields

Technology saturated school                                    

Student operated YouTube Channel

Large Hall / Multi-Purpose Facility

Special Activities:  

Many sporting opportunities

Cultural opportunities

Swimming programme

Skiing and outdoor pursuits in the school programme

Distinctive Characteristics/Points of Difference:

Traditional school established in 1879

Safe inclusive environment

Adjacent Golf Course to the school

Neighbouring Southland Boys High School