International Students Casebrook Intermediate

Casebrook Intermediate is an appealing, popular school located in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Our school caters for students aged 10-14 years of age. We currently have a school roll of approximately 460 students.

There are 16 classrooms in our school, each containing between 28-30 students. Usually, we only place two Fee paying International students in each classroom.

Casebrook Intermediate has large spacious grassed sports grounds and an architecturally designed play area. This play area is designed to give our students exercise and physical challenges.

Our students all attend specialist classes in The Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Digital Technology, Food, and Hard Materials.

All students take part in sport and physical education activities.

Music lessons are available to all students with optional instrument hire. Our school has an orchestra, rock band, choir, and a specialist singing and dance groups.

We also have a Pasifika Culture Group, Korean Dance group and a Måori Kapa Haka Group.

At Casebrook, we will provide your child with quality academic and sporting and cultural experiences.

Casebrook’s International Student Programme

Our interim International Director, Mr Mark Russell supports our International students, their agents, homestays, and parents. He is available 24 hours, seven days a week. Students are given an emergency contact card with homestay details and the International Coordinators 24 hour contact phone numbers.

Our International students are placed in a small ESOL class to suit their English ability. ESOL lessons are usually attended three times a week. Our International students will have regular English homework from their ESOL tutors.

Our homestay families are police vetted and visited by the International Director to ensure that both students and host families are supported and happy. All our homestays are expected to provide a safe, caring home environment for our International students. International students are interviewed each term to see how they are feeling about their homestay families and school life.


Long-Term Students

Casebrook offers long-term study ranging from one to two years.

Short-Term  International Students

Short-term study is also offered at Casebrook ranging from Three weeks to a Term. Please find the link attached for a sample of our short term programme, these are easily adapted to suit the specific programme required.

Please contact our acting International director for further information regarding tuition and homestay fees for long or short term programmes:  

What to Expect at Casebrook


Before international students begin class, they will take an orientation tour of the school with the International Director.  

Our international students live with local host families who generally live a close distance to school, this is a great way to experience the warmth and friendliness of New Zealand families.
Our International Director will assist with family placement and monitor the student while they are studying at Casebrook.

It is compulsory while studying at Casebrook for all international students to have suitable insurance cover. Medical, personal property and travel insurance should be carried, for protection from unseen events.

Short-term students must be insured from the time of departure from origin until their return from New Zealand.

Long Term Educational Pathways

Students can start their educational journey at Casebrook as part of a long term pathway. Check out options via the Christchurch Educated website.

Code of Practice

When students come to study in New Zealand, education providers have an important responsibility to ensure that those students are well informed, safe and properly cared for. To support this, the New Zealand government has developed the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016. Casebrook is a signatory of this Code.

More information on this Code of Practice is available at Code of Practice

Translations of the Code of Practice are available from Translations Quality Assurance
The Education Review Office (ERO) is a government department whose purpose is to evaluate and report publicly on the education and care of students in schools.

Our school is very proud of our most recent report, which is a very positive endorsement of the excellent leadership in our school and the outstanding work being done by our staff to support the learning and achievement of our students.

You can view the most recent ERO report for Casebrook by clicking here.

What to Expect in New Zealand

For information on:
Getting ready to come to New Zealand - Click here
Studying in New Zealand - Click here
Student life in New Zealand - Click here
Living and working in New Zealand - Click here
Cost of living in New Zealand - Click here

Students and parents may experience a range of problems and difficulties. This is normal. Any problem should first be taken to the International Director.

Casebrook has established guidelines for students who have a complaint or grievance against the school. The procedure for dealing with such an issue can be found here.


A student claimant may initiate a dispute against a provider by making a claim under the scheme to the Dispute Resolution Scheme. You can find out all about this via the 

International Student Contract Dispute Resolution Scheme Rules 2016