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Shirley Boys' High School

Secondary (Years 9-13, approx age 13-17)

Shirley Boys' High School is located in the city of Christchurch on the east coast of the South Island. The school offers a wide choice of subjects, including many sporting opportunities and practical courses.  The school is run on a House system which encourages leadership, competition and discipline.  There are BYOD [Bring Your Own Device] classes and a High Performance Centre which seeks to extend more able students.  Cambridge exams are offered, in conjunction with NCEA [National Certificate of Educational Achievement].  The school has a strong sporting tradition in rugby and golf.

Contact Shirley Boys' High School

Physical address
North Parade Shirley
8013 Christchurch
New Zealand
Phone numbers
64 3 375 7057
  • Number of students: 1,230
  • Number of international students: 3
  • Males only

Qualifications available

  • Cambridge International Examinations
  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service


  • Homestay
Canterbury stretches from ocean to the Alps, and is a land of plains and peaks. It is a place of variety and innumerable attractions.

Within two hours of an international airport, you can ski, play golf, bungy jump, go whitewater rafting, mountain biking, wind surfing, whale watching, and visit world-class vineyards and gardens. Where else in the world can you do that?

A must-see is New Zealand’s highest peak, Aoraki Mount Cook. Go hiking in Arthur’s Pass National Park or just wander around the picturesque bays and villages of Banks Peninsula. And then there’s New Zealand's second-largest city, Christchurch known as 'The Garden City'.

Christchurch is a beautiful city where you can cycle alongside the river, stay in good hotels and indulge in fine sophisticated dining, and a city where, just 15 minutes from the centre, you can scramble up mountain bike tracks or ride a wave at a surf beach.
Main centres: 

Akaroa, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, Timaru


Amberley, Aoraki / Mount Cook, Arthur's Pass, Ashburton, Cheviot, Christchurch, Fairlie, Geraldine, Kaiapoi, Kurow, Lake Tekapo, Lyttelton, Methven, Omarama, Rangiora, Temuka, Twizel, Waimate, Waipara, Weedons

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