International Students

Information in Mandarin language available here.


Queenstown Primary School is pleased to welcome International Students

We provide an inclusive culture and welcome families from all over the world. We are committed to delivering a high quality, balanced and multicultural education within a breathtakingly beautiful setting only 3 minutes walk from the town centre.

Queenstown Primary School delivers a high quality, balanced education and is focussed on developing well-rounded, capable students who are lifelong learners.

The school values of Respect, Care and Integrity are an integral part to our teaching and learning programmes. They are expressed in our everyday actions and interactions within the school.

Queenstown Primary School promotes quality, encourages perseverance and empowers each student to create their own pathways to success.

We encourage students to:

  • Develop a positive attitude and work ethic.
  • Self regulate their learning.
  • Inquire and create new knowledge.
  • Develop key competencies to ensure they become a lifelong learner.
  • Take pride in personal and collective achievements.
  • Enjoy and participate in our outdoor education activities.
  • Care for the environment.
  • Show resilience and respond to change.
  • Be creative and strive for excellence.
  • Meaningfully use technology in a global community.


About us:

  • Primary School catering for ages 5 to 13 years of age
  • Decile 10 school (the highest rating)
  • Multicultural with over 20 nationalities
  • Comprehensive Outdoor Education Programme
  • Located in central Queenstown
  • Outstanding International Student Programme





International Student Administrator

Ang Gibson is our International Student Administrator and is responsible for ensuring the enrollment process for each student is completed and students and their parents are well informed of enrollment needs and orientation information prior to their arrival. She coordinates all aspects affecting international students to ensure a consistent and high-quality service as well as ensuring the Code of Practice for International Students is met and maintained.



 International Student Co-ordinator

Sarah Ferguson assists with everything from inspecting prospective accommodation, interviews hosts and checks references carefully. All successful candidates are then vetted by the NZ Police as suitable caregivers. As well as providing counseling and guidance, she is in regular communication with parents. She is responsible for the careful selection of homestay families and ongoing liaison and support for them.
Sarah is also our Specialist English Language teacher and provides the international students with a practical approach to English and familiarises them with the school environment.
As well as providing excellent tuition, Sarah is committed to the care and happiness of the international students.





Fiona Cavanagh

Deputy Principals
Matt Leach
Justine Lock



20 Robins Road, Queenstown
New Zealand

+64 3 4429120



Thank you for enquiring about our International Student Programme. Queenstown Primary School delivers a high quality, balanced education and is focused on developing well-rounded, capable students who are life-long learners.

We believe that for schools to be successful, there must be a strong and dynamic partnership between family, school and the community. We provide an inclusive culture and welcome families from all over the world.


To download our ERO report click here.

To download our Queenstown Primary School Refund Policy click here