Student Voice


"They say if you enjoy something, times goes fast, well time went fast while I was at Dannevirke High School (DHS). I have experience school life in a NZ city but definitely preferred DHS as they care about their International Students and provide warm and safe family/homestay environments. When I came to DHS, the students were all friendly, saying 'hi' and 'how are you' all the time. I couldn't understand what they meant when they asked 'how are you' as my English was very poor. Now I understand totally. I have unforgettable memories from attending DHS and would recommend this rural school to anyone."


“I’ve loved being at Dannevirke High School. I feel like I have learnt more practical knowledge at DHS than I would have in Germany. 

DHS has been unforgettable and the best eight months of my life". 


"I loved Dannevirke High School, my time here went really fast. I came as an Exchange student for 10 months. Thank you for everything". 


"What I know for sure that these 9 months were the best time of my life so far and I really appreciate how much the school and the people took care of me. Every time when someone here asks me how it was and how the people are I just tell them fantastic. I enjoyed it so much! Thank you! Lovely greetings to everyone!"


 "The ten months I spent here at Dannevirke High School has been unforgettable and also the best of my life. I have learned so much, not only on the academic side, but also about life, culture and people. There is something special about Dannevirke and the people living there, you find people that really care about you and that has so much to offer you and I have made friends I will keep for the rest of my life.''


Lucy spent 3 very good years at Dannevirke High School (DHS). The secret to her success was to study hard, make NZ friends and always ask questions if she did not understand. She immersed herself in the English language and embraced the New Zealand culture.

Lucy was a positive role model for other International Students with her dedication to her studies, supportiveness, encouragement and motivation. She became an active member on various school committees and participated in extracurricular activities. 

Lucy is now attending University in Auckland, NZ studying Medicine