All of the international students who attend South Otago High School lodge with a local family or couple. We view this as an essential part of the experience we provide for international students as it gives them a really good feel for the way of life here in rural New Zealand. All of our international students enjoy the home stay experience, and students and their home stay families are well supported by the staff here at school.

South Otago High School has been very fortunate in that it has maintained a large core of home stay families who have provided a very good quality service. Many have a long association with the international programme and are very experienced at supporting international students. Being a small community assists the school in ensuring the quality of home stay carers. The Student Liaison/Home Stay Coordinator ensures the high quality, our school is noted for, is maintained.

Our home stay contact for the school is Mr John Douglas. He can be contacted by emailing [email protected].