Kamo High School


Kamo High School has a quality programme for International Students and has many years of experience in hosting students from a wide range of destinations. Class sizes are kept low and there are many opportunities for academic, sporting, cultural, leadership and citizenship success.

The current student roll is 1,000 with around 2%, or 20 international students from about 10 different countries.

Kamo High School places a huge emphasis on quality pastoral care. This may include a meet and greet service for new International Students, orientation, kiwi buddies, insurance claim assistance, visa applications/renewals, international meetings and homestay support.


Kamo High School is located in Whangarei, a small city in the north of New Zealand. Whangarei has a diverse but uniquely New Zealand population with a small number of residents from overseas. Situated in a tranquil harbour, we have access to many beautiful beaches, native bush and world-renowned diving and fishing, all within 20-30 minute’s driving distance.


Students can study subjects at the level to meet individual abilities. The multi-level approach allows for greater flexibility for students in selecting their subjects.  Kamo High has a wide and varied range of subject choice available to suit all students.  Please refer to the subject handbook on our website.


Level 2 Outdoor Education Activities / Outcomes

  • Select, set up and maintain a mountain or cycle touring bike
  • Demonstrate the use of basic rope systems for top rope rock climbing and abseiling
  • Gather and apply weather information to an outdoor recreation activity
  • Experience day tramps
  • Experience camping
  • Demonstrate basic rock climbing movement
  • Mountain bike on intermediate to expert terrain
  • Demonstrate personal and social development through participation in adventure based learning
  • Roll a kayak
  • Demonstrate sea kayaking skills on sheltered or slow moving water
  • Snorkel dive with safety

Level 3 Outdoor Education Activities / Outcomes

  • Demonstrate basic risk management for outdoor recreation
  • Gather and apply weather information to an outdoor recreation activity
  • Demonstrate knowledge of weather processes and their effects in New Zealand
  • Cross rivers
  • Demonstrate on-track tramping skills for multi-night tramping


Tuition Fees

One Term $6200
Two Terms $9300
Three Terms $12400
Four Terms $15500

Homestay Fees: $250 per week

Extra costs may apply for school trips, sports teams, uniform and some stationery.  Comprehensive travel and medical insurance cover is compulsory and can be arranged through the International Department.  Fees are payable in advance, as per visa requirements.