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Freybergh high school

Freyberg High School is a co-educational high school in Palmerston North. It was opened in 1955 by Clarance Beeby in Palmerston North. The school was named after the leader of New Zealand’s World War II armed forces; Lieutenant General Bernard Freyberg.

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Freyberg High School is a secure, friendly and supportive education provider and has academic strengths. It also has a strong reputation in music and the arts (both visual and performing) and is home to a variety of cultures. Freyberg focuses on innovation, creativity and developing all-round students.

Freyberg has a specialist ESOL centre for students from non-English speaking backgrounds, a hi-speed wireless campus network enables connectivity with home and living with a NZ family in a homestay environment provides a true kiwi experience.

Other facilities include:

  • 8 Computer laboratories and 350 computers throughout the school.
  • 60+ modern classrooms – all linked to the Internet.
  • 3 Art Rooms, Design room and Photography suite.
  • 9 Science Laboratories.
  • 2 Gymnasia and a Weights Room with weight training facilities.
  • A covered heated swimming pool on site. (Freyberg Community Pool)
  • A Music Suite consisting of 3 classrooms, a rehearsal room, 5 practice rooms and a recording studio.
  • A fully equipped Drama Room and Dance Studios.
  • A recently refurbished and well-equipped Library.

The City/Community

Freyberg High School is located in a very safe, multi-cultural and prosperous city called Palmerston North, a city of 80,000 residents with a strong focus on education. Named ‘Student City’, it is the home to more than 70 educational and research institutions, including one of New Zealand’s largest universities, Massey University. Our region is called the Manawatu and is situated in the centre of the North Island. It is a short two hour drive to the capital city, Wellington. We are only 30 minutes’ drive to the nearest beach. The mountains in the Central North Island and the ski fields are within two hours’ drive of the region.

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What's included

Air fares to host family and back
School fees
Personal one-to-one support with your visa and school applications
Full board (e.g. breakfast, lunch & dinner) at a carefully selected host family
24-hour telephone support
Free interview
STS kick-off and preparation event in your home country
Welcome Camp
Local representative in host country to assist and support during your exchange
STS High School Diploma
STS Returnee Club
Local get togethers with other exchange students in the area

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