Moving to a new country gets more complicated if you have a family to consider. But rest assured, New Zealand is a great place to bring up children. It’s why so many Kiwis living abroad come back home when it’s time to start nesting. They know that children here enjoy many things other countries just can’t offer. New Zealand is the perfect place to bring up children.
It’s stable, peaceful and safer than just about anywhere else in the world – in fact we’re the second safest country in the world, according to the 2017 Global Peace Index. 76% of expat parents living in New Zealand felt that their “offspring are more healthy living in New Zealand” according to HSBC’s 2015 Expat Explorer survey. Nearly three in five agreed that they personally had become more physically active since their move. They’re among the reasons expats rated New Zealand first in the world for ‘health’.
There are wonderful opportunities for young people to grow up with easy access to sports and outdoors, space and freedom: to ride horses, to run along open beaches, to swim in clean water, to walk through native forests and to truly experience the beauty of nature.
New Zealand offers an excellent education system. For example, in what’s been called the “biggest ever global school rankings”, the OECD in 2015 put us comfortably in the top 20 nations for the quality of our schools.All eight of our universities come in among the top 500 QS World University Rankings for 2015/16.
Add in a safe learning environment and a healthy dose of the outdoor recreation available in our wide open spaces, and you have a recipe for producing resourceful and confident young adults ready to take on the world.
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