Formula for success…

A journalist once asked Albert Einstein to explain his formula for success. The great scientist thought for a second and then replied, “If A is success, I should say the formula is A = X + Y + Z. X being work and Y being play.” And what is Z? asked the journalist. “Keeping your … Continued

2015 Yubetsu Group

On 3 February, a group of seven students from Yubetsu Town, accompanied by Mr Yamada and Ms Sato, arrived at Darfield High School for an English language and NZ cultural experience for a period of ten days. Yubetsu have been visiting Darfield High School for over ten years. The group have had a wonderful time, … Continued

International Day Out

To celebrate the start of the school year,  international students and staff enjoyed a day out on Friday the 20th of February. To begin we drove over to the She Universe cafe at Governer’s Bay, enjoying the beautiful scenery along the way.  After taking some photos outside, we enjoyed real hot chocolates to go with the yummy … Continued

Yubetsu Scholarship

Kerey Leach Yr 12,This is my first year at Darfield High School, and my second time going to Japan. The last time was with another school for only three weeks whereas this is for 10 weeks, so I am grateful to Darfield High, Ms Hayakawa and also Yubetsu Council for giving me this opportunity. Thank … Continued

International students learning to ride

We are very proud of these Darfield High School students for being such great ambassadors for our school in two very different parts of the world. Amy and Emma attended school and joined in with lots of activities at school as well as visiting places of interest, including Whistler. They will do a presentation in … Continued


Tena koutou katoa Ko Lahnberge toku maunga Ko Lahn toku awa Ko te kura tuarua o tawera toku kura inaianei Ko Schmidt toku ingoa whanau Ko Marie‐Therese toku ingoa No Marburg ahau engari e noho ana au ki tawera mo te tou rua mano tekau ma tahi No reira Ten months ago the year was … Continued

Freddy from Germany

I had such a great time here in New Zealand and especially here in Darfield. I enjoyed school very much and met a lot of fantastic people here. The teachers were just great and so nice to me. The Athletics Day and Tabloid Sports Day were just fun. GO KIKORANGI! I’m gonna miss you all … Continued

Carolin from Germany

I don’t already want to say “Good bye”. It seems like I have only just arrived in New Zealand a few months ago but it’s actually already been almost 12 months. I want to thank all of you for making it such an amazing time! I have had so much fun with my awesome host … Continued

Antonia from Germany

This was my second life and I cannot write down a life on a sheet of paper. What I did here is what I will carry in my heart for all my life to come. It is the perspective of this world that I gained, and I thank luck, including Judy, Sarah and Shona, all … Continued

Chanin Pinthong

Hi. My name is Chanin Pinthong but you can call me “Safe”.  I’m a Year 13 student at Darfield High School. I’ve been staying here for three years. I enjoy staying in New Zealand, especially in Darfield. Darfield High School is not a big school but it’s filled with love and kindness. There are so … Continued