It is my pleasure to introduce Kaikorai Valley College to you. We are a traditional co-educational school which started in 1958. We have excellent teachers, a modern curriculum and first class facilities in a beautiful spacious environment.

International students are warmly welcomed into our safe and friendly school. Each international student has an individual programme prepared in order to achieve their academic and life goals. International students are provided with every opportunity that our ‘Kiwi’ students experience.

We always aim to have a balance of cultures represented in our school and so have international students from all around the world including Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Germany, Japan, Macau, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Rick Geerlofs – Director of International Students

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Kaikorai Valley College is famous in the community as a safe school with an ethos of respect. We provide excellent learning opportunities for all of our students, both international and domestic.


We have excellent facilities including a suite dedicated exclusively to international students. This includes two ESOL classrooms which double as a common room and office facilities. Other facilities include computer suites; graphic design suites; science, chemistry and physics laboratories; music rooms, library and specialist technology rooms. There are also two gymnasiums and extensive sports grounds.


We are situated in a natural setting, bordered by forests, but still within the city limits and just 10 minutes drive to the centre of Dunedin City and University of Otago. Most home-stay families live in the neighbourhood within walking distance of the school.

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500 Kaikorai Valley Road
Dunedin, New Zealand
Tel +64 3 453 6035
Fax +64 3 453 1602