Student Experience

At St Bede’s, our international students embark on an enriching journey of exploration and discovery in one of New Zealand’s most vibrant cities. Our student experience programme is meticulously crafted to immerse students in the local culture while also providing exciting opportunities to explore the breathtaking beauty of the South Island. Key highlights include:

Cultural Excursions

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and breathtaking landscapes of New Zealand through a variety of cultural excursions. From exploring local museums and historical landmarks to hiking scenic trails and experiencing traditional Māori culture, our curated outings provide valuable insights into Kiwi life and heritage

Social and Recreational Activities

Connect with fellow international students and make lifelong friendships through a variety of social and recreational activities. From sports tournaments and cultural festivals to movie nights and weekend excursions, there’s always something exciting happening on campus and beyond.

Outdoor Adventures

Get ready to explore the stunning natural landscapes that surround Christchurch! Our outdoor adventure programme offers a range of exciting activities, including hiking in the Southern Alps, surfing at iconic beaches, and skiing in the nearby mountains. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or a nature lover, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Sport and Recreation

Our school and community offer a wide range of sports teams and clubs where students can hone their skills, compete with their peers, and stay active and healthy. St Bede’s offers more than 30 sports using our state-of-the-art facilities and expert coaching.

Arts and Culture

St Bede’s has a rich tradition of inspiring excellence across the Arts. Our programmes are designed with young men in mind as we foster a love of performance and showcase individual and collective talent. Students are given opportunities to express their creativity and unique cultures through a range of activities both in and out of the classroom as well as having many opportunities to share their gifts with our wider community. Alongside our specialised pathways in Music, Drama, Art and Cultural Studies, international students have endless opportunities to participate in co-curricular groups and activities. There is something for students of all ages and abilities, from Kapa Haka and Polyfest to our Bands, Choirs, Public Speaking, Orchestra, Theatre and Art Exhibitions.

South Island Discovery

With guided group tours of the South Island’s most iconic destinations, including Queenstown, Hanmer Springs, Akaroa, and Mt Cook, our international students have the opportunity to experience the best of Christchurch and New Zealand whilst here at school.