Frequently Asked Questions

What are St Hilda’s school term dates?

St Hilda’s terms dates are determined by the New Zealand Ministry of Education. Refer here for the terms dates for 2019 and 2020.

How old do I need to be to study at St Hilda’s?

We teach girls aged 11 to 18 and accept international students at all years. If you have any queries about making an application please contact us at:

How many students are there at St Hilda’s?

St Hilda’s accepts up to 450 girls, plus 30 international students to study each year.

What is Dunedin like?

Dunedin is a vibrant student city, in beautiful natural surroundings. Local people are famous for their friendliness and hospitality. It’s a great place to live.

When can I commence studies at St Hilda’s?

You can begin your studies at the beginning of any term, although we prefer you to join us at the beginning of the school year as it makes it easier for you to settle in.

What other activities does the school offer?

The school offers a wide range of activities outside of the usual academic curriculum, and we encourage all our students to take part.

What subjects will I study?

To see the full range of subjects available at St Hilda’s, please
refer to our curriculum flowchart.

Where do your international students come from?

We have a long list of current and past pupils from countries including:

  • Japan
  • Thailand
  • Germany
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • France
  • Vietnam
  • Korea
  • Taiwan

They have all improved their English, achieved qualifications, broadened their life experiences and made lifelong friends whilst studying at St Hilda’s.

International Alumni stay in touch through the
St Hilda’s International Facebook page.