WHY STUDY IN NEW ZEALAND?
New Zealand’s schools system and universities have consistently been ranked highly in global comparisons, and hence have been attractive to lots of foreign students. As well as providing a world-class education, New Zealand is a safe country to live in. The landscape is stunning and the people are kind and helpful. New students are always made to feel at home.
New Zealand has a very fresh approach to learning. Life in New Zealand creates the perfect environment for education with its safe learning conditions and a healthy dose of the outdoor activities. Interactive teaching methods and latest technologies are all part of the daily school activities. Students are encouraged to think outside the box and to think critically and creatively.
WHY KSMA FOR STUDYING IN NEW ZEALAND?
Having migrated to New Zealand from Asia, and having brought up our own children in New Zealand from Intermediate School to Universities and to their present working lives, we understand New Zealand as both migrants and parents.
Unlike other agents for schools in New Zealand that use the services of foreign associates, we are unique in that we are ourselves based both in Malaysia (Jim) as well as in Auckland (Elsie) – while the schools are primarily responsible for the pastoral care of their students, with our presence both at home and away we are able to provide value-added services to Malaysian/Singaporean students and parents by way of an additional line of communication and bridging cultural gaps.
You pay no additional fee for our assistance/guidance for your enrolment in schools in New Zealand where we are their agents; whether you register directly with those schools or utilise our services you pay the same fees to them, and no more. We may, but only strictly on a pre-agreed basis, require reimbursements for extraneous services rendered, such as transportation and excursion costs.
We will assist you with the application process at no additional cost to ensure that the process is as straightforward and stress-free as possible for you.
HIGH SCHOOLS – PREPARING FOR NEW ZEALAND UNIVERSITIES
While already qualified overseas students may gain direct admission to New Zealand universities and other tertiary educational institutions, spending 2 years or more in a high school in New Zealand provides a potential undergraduate with a valuable period of time to prepare academically, culturally and linguistically for university life – understanding the way education is pursued in NZ, understanding the general expectations of teachers in NZ, and both adapting to the Kiwi lilt and accent as well as making ourselves better understood by lecturers, peers and the community in NZ in the way we express our thoughts and opinions.
Hence, any student thinking of attending university in New Zealand could well benefit from spending at least a couple of years at their high schools – the student would be able to enjoy and gain more from their subsequent university studies, and get more out of their degrees beyond simply a piece of paper.
We are agents for several of the more prominent and successful schools in beautiful North Shore, Auckland, (New Zealand's largest city) including single-sex as well as mixed schools catering to students (and parents) with differing preferences.
WHY "OUR" SCHOOLS?
Our schools offer students a plethora of subjects to choose from at A-levels, a wide and varied mix that also allows a student to read subjects that may be more attuned to their intended field of studies at tertiary levels and/or career choices and that are often not available at high schools (including private and local international schools) in Malaysia and Singapore.
While we are confident that most if not all schools in New Zealand share a similar culture and approach to teaching, we chose to represent schools that have afforded us the opportunity of getting to know them better, for the important reason that we are consequently better able to align the suitability of a school to the interests, needs, and background of the student – we do not believe in the mere expedience of earning a fee by simply throwing names of schools at potential students, and vice-versa.
STUDYING ENGLISH IN NEW ZEALAND
Studying English in New Zealand is not only an academically rewarding exercise, but also brings with it the experience of living for a time in beautiful New Zealand and with Kiwi home-stay families; hence, it not only serves as an excellent preparation for any student to further his/her studies in New Zealand or in any other country in the world where competency in the language is a prerequisite, but also serves as a preview to life in New Zealand for purposes of considering any future intention to study, work and/or live in New Zealand!
We are able to assist in placing students into English language schools in New Zealand, and particularly in the Auckland area.
We are representatives of the following university, high schools and language school.