Student stories

Andy Zhang


I am Andy, I came from china and I have been in New Zealand for 4 years. For the past 4 years I learnt a lot in Freyberg, Freyberg is a place full of love and care, the students are all happy and enjoy every day here.  The international staff always make us feel safe and comfortable. This year I am the international student leader; from the Freyberg senior council and the training day of leadership, I learnt how to play a role as a leader, I feel lucky to be in Freyberg for my past 4 years

Kate Tran


Being an international student at Freyberg is such a meaningful experience for me. It’s been a year and a half since I first came to Freyberg and got involved in the school’s diversity. The best part of getting into the school is that I have the chance to choose the subjects that I really enjoy like Design and Painting. Also, Freyberg gives me the chance to become more active, and encourages me to step out of my comfort zone by involving in many activities, and meeting more friends. I have learnt so many things and made precious memories with my friends here at Freyberg. I realize that high school life for me is all about growing, being confident, and becoming more involved. Enjoy and make the most of your time before getting into university.



My name is Rico. This is the fifth year I came to study in Freyberg. I’m enjoying learning about the new culture and making new friends from many different countries. I really enjoyed  skateboarding and played in the skateboard park and I also made some friends who have the same hobby as me in the school. At Freyberg, the students and the teachers are all very friendly to me, they also helped me a lot when I came here a few years ago. I like this wonderful school and I hope other people studying here will have an amazing high school time.