Taieri College is located in Dunedin, New Zealand. Dunedin is New Zealand's best kept secret, located in the South Island this city is full of authentic welcoming characters that tell it like it is. With abundant wildlife on its door step and heritage buildings. Dunedin is New Zealand’s first city for students and education. Taieri College is situated in Mosgiel, a suburb of Dunedin separated from the city by hills.

The School Year

All New Zealand schools have a four-term year. The academic year commences in late January and finishes in early December. Students may enrol at the start of Terms 1, 2 and 3 and will only be accepted in Term 4 in exceptional circumstances. Students entering for National Qualifications are required to be in attendance for the full academic year. Students intending to undertake tertiary study in New Zealand need to study at Year 12 and Year 13 to achieve the entry requirements. We will accept students for short courses.
International - What Are You Waiting For?
Left to Right: Siale Tunoka (International Director), Rebecca Barnett (Teacher of ESOL), Raewyn Loughrey (Homestay and Teacher Aide), Yvonne Hayes (Teacher of ESOL)
At Taieri College we embrace a very diverse student body and we embrace the oppourtunities that hosting international students gives us to learn a new culture. 

Here is some of the feedback we have received from our students:
  • "Good teachers and better education." - Jae-Hwang from Korea
  • Good opportunity to do something different and meet really interesting people." - Priscille from France
  • "My homestay family is very kind. A good opportunity to learn to ski." - Fan Ce from China
  • "This year has been great, the best year of my life." - Helga from Iceland
  • "Helped me to become more independent. I have learnt to play the flute. I have made friends and talked with them a lot. It is easier now to speak English with my Host parents." - Ayumi from Japan
  • "My English has improved because I get to talk every day with my new friends."  - Dom from Thailand
  • "I have learnt English, made new friends, learnt some New Zealand culture and I have bungy jumped. It was awesome." - Thaina from Brasil
  • "Lots of computers! Teachers are helpful. It is a good place to study English." - Bank from Thailand
  • "Taieri College has given me lots of opportunities." - Won from Korea