STUDY IN NEW ZEALAND | 2018/19 INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AGED 12â€“18 LOOKING TO STUDY IN NEW ZEALAND
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Why choose to study in New Zealand?
About New Zealand
What international students say about New Zealand
The New Zealand education system
The primary/secondary years
The secondary school academic year
About New Zealand secondary schools
English language study
Secondary education qualifications
Secondary education as a pathway to further study
Care of international students
The New Zealand student visa
Secondary school profiles index
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Using this directory This is the 20th Secondary Directory about secondary education in New Zealand. Its purpose is to provide specific information about the secondary education providers around the country that enrol international students. Information on fees, facilities, accommodation options, and living costs is also included.
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his directory demonstrates the wide range of secondary education opportunities available to international students who are seeking excellence in education in a variety of subjects. The secondary education providers listed in this directory are all Code of Practice signatories (see page 10: Care of international students), which means they have staff to assist their students with all aspects of New Zealand life. The information in this directory was correct at the time of printing. Information on courses and costs change over time, and updated editions of this directory are published every 12 months. The course options and academic programmes outlined in this directory have been confirmed by the institution as available to international students at
the time of printing. However, to avoid disappointment, enquiries should be made to authorised placement agencies or directly to the institution concerned. In addition, if you choose to study in a New Zealand institution, it is important to check course approval status with NZQA and cost details with the institution at the time of application. We also encourage you to refer to the Study in New Zealand student website www.studyinnewzealand.com for more information about institutions, courses, and the New Zealand lifestyle. Fees quoted, unless otherwise stated, are per annum. Where courses run for less than one year, the price stated is the total course fee. All fees and costs quoted, unless otherwise stated, are inclusive of goods and services tax (GST) and are in New Zealand dollars.
Why choose to study in
New Zealand? Around 100,000 international students live and study in New Zealand every year. Why? Because New Zealand has so much to offer, including world-class schools and universities, a safe and friendly environment, and natural wonders seen nowhere else in the world. From the deep, clear lakes and valleys of Fiordland to the sparkling waters of the Far North beaches, this country is a place of great beauty.
ew Zealand is also a fabulous place to learn and practice English. Our largest city, Auckland, is a multicultural metropolis of fine dining, nightlife, good shopping, and every modern convenience. The nation’s capital, Wellington, is a vibrant hub for the arts and café culture – there are more cafés per capita in Wellington than there are in New York – so you will have many opportunities to hone your conversational skills! The South Island’s Christchurch is recovering from the earthquakes that ravaged the city and is now bouncing back with innovative architecture, vibrant community spirit, and a new zest for life. Regional cities include Hamilton, Dunedin, Tauranga, Nelson, and New Plymouth. Though smaller, these cities offer a wide range of cultural and rural experiences. Here in New Zealand, we’re passionate about sport, and while you’re here you’ll be able to partake in everything from rugby to sailing, and cricket to bungy jumping. Cultural pursuits are important to New Zealanders too, and art, music, dance and film-making all thrive in both the regional and main centres. New Zealand has consistently ranked near the top in the Global Peace Index, and placed second in 2018. Kiwis have a proud reputation as friendly and laid-back people, and you will feel welcome and safe here. New Zealand’s education system is consistently ranked amongst the best in the world. Our schools offer a safe learning environment and a deep and rich education experience. Schools use the world-leading New Zealand Curriculum. The National Certificate of Educational Achievement programme (NCEA) is New Zealand’s main national qualification for secondary students in Years 11–13, and some secondary schools provide other qualification options, such as the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) or International Baccalaureate (IB). A New Zealand education will give you an international advantage because qualifications gained here are recognised all around the world. All the institutions listed in this guide are approved and have signed the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students in New Zealand. This means that each institution must provide adequate care for students, both inside and outside the classroom. Each institution can also give you details about how studying with them in New Zealand can work for you.
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About New Zealand New Zealand is geographically about the same size as Japan or Great Britain. The countryside is unique and spectacular, from rolling green hills to golden sand beaches, to barren volcanic plateaux and lush rainforests, all within a few hours’ drive.
ew Zealand has just 4.7 million people, known affectionately as ‘Kiwis’, who are easy-going, casual, warm and welcoming to their neighbours and those who travel to experience all that is New Zealand. New Zealanders travel overseas a lot (when you live 2,000 kilometres from your nearest neighbouring country, you have to travel a bit!) and this means they are well used to a range of cultures. New Zealand itself is a multicultural nation, with a fusion of Māori (the original settlers in New Zealand), Pacific Island, European, and Asian people combining to make a vibrant and colourful society. The official languages are English, te reo Māori, and New Zealand Sign Language, although many other languages are spoken by individual cultural groups. The climate in New Zealand is temperate, with relatively mild, wet winters, with temperatures between 8 and 15°C, and warm, dry summers where temperatures range from 20 to 30°C. The summer months are December, January, and February and the winter months are June, July, and August. The North Island is warmer than the South Island; however, the Southern Alps have world-renowned ski fields. The cost of living in New Zealand is similar to Australia and less than in Britain. The list below gives an idea of the costs of some well-known items. Many shops and services in New Zealand offer a student discount and some institutions offer student cards that entitle their students to discounts on and off campus. Home-based internet (at your institution, it will usually be free!): plans from $55 per month. Mobile plan: from $19 per month. Meal out: from $10. Movie at the cinema: $10–$16. Free local phone calls from a home phone. Cup of coffee at a café: $5. Domestic air travel: $49–$200. Shops in New Zealand are open from Monday through to Saturday, with a large number also open on Sundays. Shopping hours are from 8.30am to 5.30pm with a ‘late night’ shopping night once or twice a week, where shops may be open until 9pm. On Saturday and Sunday, shopping hours vary, from opening later and closing earlier, to those that close at 1pm.
What international students say about New Zealand* 94% of international students studying at secondary and composite schools (aged 16 years and over) in New Zealand were either happy or very happy with their experience. 94% were happy with the overall support that they had received from their school. 89% of students were happy with the choice of subjects on offer at their school. 76% of international students would recommend their school to others thinking of applying. Opportunity to improve language skills by studying in an English speaking country (96%), feeling safe (94%) and how people would behave towards them as an international student (90%) were important when selecting which school to study in. These were followed by academic reputation of the school (87%) and opportunity to go to a university or other school in another country (85%). 92% were happy or very happy with their living arrangements in New Zealand. Students were happy or very happy with: opportunities to make friends from other countries (95%); relationships with their homestay families (94%); help from homestay families on issues other than study (93%); quality of accommodation (92%); and quality of food (91%). 40% were looking to stay in New Zealand when they finished their studies and 42% planned to return to their home countries. *Source: published in February 2013 i-graduate survey (on behalf of New Zealand Ministry of Education) of 1,871 international students in New Zealand aged 16 years and over.
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The New Zealand education system TERTIARY
Universities and Colleges of Education
Polytechnics, Institutes of Technology, Wānanga and Private Education Providers
FOUNDATION PROGRAMMES SECONDARY AGES 13–18
Year 13 NCEA Level 3 Year 12 NCEA Level 2 Year 11 NCEA Level 1 Year 10 Year 9
National Certificate of Educational Achievement.
PRIMARY AGES 5–12 Year 1 – Year 8
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The primary/secondary years New Zealand schools provide an education for students aged five to 17 (sometimes accepting students up to 19 or 20 years of age). Secondary education fits into the New Zealand education system as the last five of 13 years of study.
Primary or intermediate school *
Primary or intermediate school *
Secondary school: NCEA Level 1 **
Secondary school: NCEA Level 2 **
Secondary school: NCEA Level 3 **
* Some primary schools include Years 7 and 8; others may have an associated intermediate school that is specifically for the two years. ** There is more information about NCEA on page 8. Some institutions offer other qualifications in place of, or in addition to, NCEA.
The secondary school academic year The secondary school academic year is a four-term system following the calendar year and running from late January or early February to mid-December. Term holidays are in April, July and October. Classes are generally held from 8.30am to 3pm, Monday to Friday. 2019 TERM DATES
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Monday 28 January – Friday 12 April
Monday 29 April – Friday 5 July
Monday 22 July – Friday 27 September
Monday 14 October – Friday 13 December
About New Zealand secondary schools N
ew Zealand secondary schools (often referred to as high schools, grammar schools, or colleges) are almost all state-owned, being funded by the New Zealand Government. However, a small percentage of schools are private (independent) or integrated (half statefunded). Private schools operate outside the state system and are often affiliated to a religion. Similarly, integrated schools have their own ‘special character’, often relating to religion. Many private and integrated schools offer a history of traditional education and principles. International students are accepted at both state and private schools, which work hard to offer a quality education to their students. Most New Zealand secondary schools are coeducational, but about 10 per cent are single gender boys’ or girls’ schools. To find
out about whether schools are coeducational or single gender in this directory, you need to check the information at the bottom of each school’s profile. New Zealand secondary schools offer a wide range of subjects. Schools set their own curriculum objectives within the national guidelines set out by the Ministry of Education, which are monitored by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). All schools, whether they are private or state-owned, must follow these guidelines. Many international students enrol for senior studies in Years 11–13 (15 to 19 years of age) in preparation for tertiary studies in New Zealand or other English-speaking countries. The curriculum guidelines mean that students can move from secondary to tertiary study easily.
The New Zealand secondary education system is consistent across all schools, with entry requirements, courses, educational standards, and curriculum being similar and designed to prepare students for tertiary study and for life on a global scale. The international PISA study confirms that New Zealand's school system performs relatively well. PISA is the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment – an ongoing, three-yearly survey of the achievement levels of 15-yearold students carried out across all the major industrialised countries. New Zealand has historically ranked near the top across the range of student achievement. The New Zealand secondary education system also fits well within other education programmes throughout the world.
English language study In New Zealand, students are taught in an English-speaking environment. International students share classes with New Zealanders and are always encouraged to participate in discussion and all aspects of learning.
nternational students often enrol in English language courses to improve their English language skills prior to commencing secondary education in New Zealand. All English language providers in New Zealand are registered with NZQA. This ensures that the standards of tuition are high and that courses are well maintained and meet international standards. International students who enrol in English language courses are tested and placed in the right programme to suit their ability. Classes are small so that individual students receive as much support as they require. New Zealand uses modern teaching methods, including conversation classes and language laboratory work.
Some English language providers are registered as testing centres for international English language proficiency testing, such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The institution provides courses leading up to the test, then students can sit their proficiency test. Note: For entry, most New Zealand universities require an IELTS mark of 6.0 or better from international fee-paying students, as well as a good academic record. Most New Zealand secondary schools listed in this directory are accredited to teach English language courses suitable for international students. Some have English language institutions as part of their school.
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Secondary education qualifications SECONDARY EDUCATION CURRICULUM
Students in Years 9 and 10 study a basic core of subjects – English, social studies, general science, mathematics, music, art and crafts, and physical education. A wide range of more specialist subjects are available from Years 11–13. Schools with an affiliation to a religion may also offer a compulsory religious course.
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) programme is New Zealand’s main national qualification for secondary students in Years 11–13. There are three levels of NCEA certificate, depending on the difficulty of the standards achieved. At each level, students must achieve a certain number of credits to gain an NCEA certificate. Credits can be gained over more than one year. NCEA Level 1 is offered in Year 11, Level 2 in Year 12, and Level 3 (and 4 – Scholarship qualification) in Year 13. These three (or four) levels are the first steps of eight levels in the National Qualifications Framework. To complete each NCEA level, students must earn credits, which are achieved by meeting standards in their chosen subject areas. Some standards are assessed by external examinations; others are assessed by internal assessment (marks from course work throughout the year). Each subject has three achievement levels that can be gained: credit, merit and excellence. These are awarded depending on the student's individual quality and correctness of work. For a student to be awarded NCEA Level 1, they must achieve 80 credits. Of these, eight credits must be in literacy standards and eight credits in numeracy standards. For a student to be awarded NCEA Level 2, they must achieve 80 credits, of which a minimum of 60 credits are at Level 2 or above. For a student to be awarded NCEA Level 3, they must achieve 80 credits, of which 60 must be at Level 3 or above and 20 at Level 2 or above. Students may also complete New Zealand Scholarship qualifications – essentially, NCEA Level 4.
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For more in-depth information about NCEA, levels of achievement, and course options, visit the New Zealand Qualifications Authority website www.nzqa.govt.nz. New Zealand has an international reputation as a provider of quality education. Education in New Zealand focuses on equipping students with skills and knowledge essential for both career and life on a global scale. The New Zealand Government works with officials worldwide to ensure qualifications are recognised. This provides an assurance to enrolling international students that whether you continue studying in New Zealand or move to another country’s education system, you will be able to credit your New Zealand qualification towards your future study. Some secondary schools provide other qualification options such as the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) or International Baccalaureate (IB). The secondary schools profiled in this directory indicate whether they offer these. If no indication is made, generally that means that the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) is the qualification offered.
University Entrance (UE) is the minimum requirement to go to a New Zealand university. UE builds on the NCEA Level 3 certificate by requiring you to have 42 of your Level 3 credits in subjects that have been approved as preparation for university-level study. To qualify you will need: NCEA Level 3 fourteen Level 3 credits in each of three approved subjects slightly higher literacy and numeracy requirements. NCEA enables students to link their secondary education to their tertiary education, with all levels recognised by universities and other tertiary education providers around New Zealand. For more information about NCEA and the New Zealand secondary education curriculum, visit www.nzqa.govt.nz.
Secondary education as a pathway to further study Following secondary school, many international students choose to continue their education at tertiary level in New Zealand.
here are numerous educational opportunities at tertiary level. All qualifications are of a very high standard and are closely monitored by their governing body, which ensures that good standards are maintained. Immigration New Zealand will only grant student visas for courses accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) or the sector body. Courses are available for academic, professional, and vocational studies at universities, institutes of technology and polytechnics, and private training establishments. In addition to these, there are the English language institutions, both private and those connected to New Zealand tertiary institutions. Options available for further study include:
BRIDGING COURSES AND FOUNDATION STUDIES
Many New Zealand tertiary institutions offer a certificate of university preparation, or foundation studies. If students leave school without the right NCEA Level 3 achievement standards, a bridging or foundation course can help them meet the entrance requirement of some degree pathways. Such courses may be offered as a summer school before the main academic year starts. Introductory courses may also be taught during the year, but this option can add an extra semester to their degrees or diploma programmes.
New Zealand universities are all research-based and stateowned. New Zealand universities offer courses from certificate level through to PhD. The academic year is from March to November. A July start date may be available for some courses. Summer semester courses (January to March) may also be available. All teacher training is undertaken through New Zealand universities, which makes it easy to undertake study in specific areas of education.
INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY AND POLYTECHNICS
PRIVATE TRAINING ESTABLISHMENTS
New Zealand institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs) are state-owned. New Zealand ITPs offer courses that are equivalent in merit to those offered in New Zealand universities. ITPs offer courses from certificate level, with some offering full degree and postgraduate level studies. The academic year is from March to November. A July start date may be available for some courses.
There are a large number of private training establishments (PTEs) throughout New Zealand. Some PTEs run courses in a particular discipline, such as business or travel and tourism. All PTEs are required to be registered with NZQA. Most run on a similar timetable to state tertiary institutions.
FURTHER INFORMATION For further information on the other sectors of education in New Zealand, you are encouraged to visit the Study in New Zealand student website www.studyinnewzealand.com.
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Care of international students New Zealand has a proud tradition of extending warmth and hospitality to students from other countries into its educational institutions. Our international students are an important and valued part of our communities. New Zealand offers a safe learning environment with excellent study opportunities and caring support services for international students.
ew Zealand was the first country to set up a mandatory Code of Practice for all institutions enrolling international students to ensure that our students are well informed, safe, and properly cared for. The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students establishes a framework for minimum standards, good practice procedures, and a complaints procedure for providers enrolling international students. The Code sets standards for education providers to ensure that: high professional standards are maintained the recruitment of international students is undertaken in an ethical and responsible manner information supplied to international students is comprehensive, accurate, and up to date
students are provided with information prior to entering into any commitments contractual dealings with international students are conducted in an ethical and responsible manner the particular needs of international students are recognised international students live in safe accommodation all providers have fair and equitable internal procedures for the resolution of international student grievances. The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students can be viewed online at http://goo.gl/iqeDUt. It is available in different languages and includes further information and guidelines.
Accommodation options New Zealand institutions offering courses to international students must provide accommodation for students while they study. There are various types of accommodation available; the most common is homestay and hostel-style accommodation. Students over 18 years of age may choose to find their own accommodation in a private flat or house. 10 SECONDARY DIRECTORY 2018/19
Staying in homestay-style accommodation involves living with a New Zealand family, in a house, with your own room. Your host family will welcome and treat you as a member of their family. Host families are carefully selected in accordance with the Code of Practice. The institution must be subject to a vetting procedure to ensure the environment is safe and caring. Breakfast and dinner are provided. The cost of homestay accommodation starts at approximately $250 per week, plus a one-time administration fee.
Many institutions have boarding hostels on-campus or nearby. Rooms are single or dormitory style, with all meals provided in cafeterias. Hostels are normally closed during the holidays and students who do not travel home can stay in homestay accommodation. Hostels are a good way for international students to meet people with the same interests. Costs of boarding hostels vary with each institution but may be between $200 and $280 per week.
PRIVATE RENTALS (HOUSE OR FLAT)
Students who are 18 years and older may be able to rent their own house or flat, or rent a room in a house/flat with other people. Students are required to pay for all utilities – electricity, telephone, and internet – and food, in addition to the cost of renting the room. ‘Flatting’ gives students much more independence, but of course, the institution is available for support. The cost to rent a room or flat varies significantly between cities and towns; usually it is more expensive to rent inner-city flats as opposed to renting in the suburbs, or in smaller towns. In major cities such as Auckland or Wellington, a room in a student flat could cost around $160 or more per week, with food and utilities costing an additional $120 per week.
The New Zealand student visa Immigration New Zealand grants student visas and permits and all applications are handled on a case-by-case basis by a specially assigned case manager. There are a number of steps you must follow when applying and it is important that you supply Immigration New Zealand with all the information that it requests so that your application can be processed. For more information about applying for a visa or permit or for information about undertaking employment as a visa or permit holder, visit Immigration New Zealand at www.immigration.govt.nz.
Steps to apply for a New Zealand student visa or permit STEP ONE
Complete the Application to Study in New Zealand form (INZ form number 1012) available from Immigration New Zealand offices in New Zealand and overseas and on the Immigration New Zealand website www.immigration.govt.nz.
Along with your completed and signed application form, you will also need to provide all the information listed on the back of the application form and the correct fee. If you do not submit the required information with your application, it cannot be accepted for processing and therefore will delay your application to study in New Zealand.
GUARDIAN OF A STUDENT VISITOR VISA
If you are enrolled in Years 1 to 8 of a school, or you are a student aged 13 or under and enrolled in a private training establishment, your parent or legal guardian must apply for a special visitor’s visa known as a Guardian of a Student Visitor Visa. This visa allows your parent or legal guardian to live with and care for you in New Zealand. However, your parent or legal guardian will not have to accompany you if you are: a domestic student enrolled in a school hostel approved by the Code Administrator at the Ministry of Education in Year 7 or 8 of a school, or aged 11 to 13 years and enrolled with any other provider that has approval from the Code Administrator at the Ministry of Education. If you are aged 14 to 17 years (inclusive), or you are enrolling in Years 9 to 13, your parent or legal guardian can apply for the guardian visa, but it is not compulsory.
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You may also need to provide a completed temporary entry X-ray certificate (INZ 1096) to show you have been screened for tuberculosis (TB).
STUDYING IN NEW ZEALAND FOR MORE THAN ONE YEAR
You will need to provide a completed medical and X-ray certificate (INZ 1007). Note: children under the age of 11 years and pregnant women and are not required to submit X-ray certificates unless a special report is required. For full details on health requirements, see the health requirements leaflet (INZ 1121).
Your application must be made and approved by Immigration New Zealand before you are able to travel to New Zealand. Contact details for worldwide offices are available from your local New Zealand Embassy or from the Immigration New Zealand website. Some New Zealand institutions are able to process your visa or permit application on campus. You will need to ask the institution that you are applying to if this is a possibility, or you can check the list available on the Immigration New Zealand website.
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Secondary school profiles index SCHOOLS Auckland Grammar School Burnside High School Cambridge High School Chisnallwood Intermediate School Fiordland College Glendowie College Henderson High School Lincoln High School Linwood College Macleans College Massey High School Mount Roskill Grammar School Onehunga High School Otaki College Otumoetai College Rangitoto College Sacred Heart Girls’ College, Hamilton St John’s College, Hamilton Saint Kentigern College Tauranga Boys’ College Tauranga Girls’ College Te Kuiti High School
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SCHOOLS BY TYPE STATE SCHOOLS
Auckland Grammar School Burnside High School Cambridge High School Chisnallwood Intermediate School Fiordland College Glendowie College Henderson High School Lincoln High School Linwood College Macleans College Massey High School Mount Roskill Grammar School Onehunga High School Otaki College Otumoetai College Rangitoto College Tauranga Boys’ College Tauranga Girls’ College Te Kuiti High School
Sacred Heart Girls’ College, Hamilton St John’s College, Hamilton
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Auckland Grammar School UNIQUE FEATURES Auckland Grammar School is the pre-eminent academic high school in New Zealand. Founded in 1869, Grammar is a state boys' school which believes in a rigorous academic education. Grammar staff inspire and encourage individual student intellectual and sporting aspirations, providing them with a complete set of tools to help attain excellence. Auckland Grammar’s academic success in national examinations is unparalleled in over 149 years. 100% pass rate in International Cambridge Examinations. 90% pass rate in University Entrance over the last 17 years. Placed first, second and third in the elite NZQA Scholarship exams annually. Auckland Grammar also provides an extensive co-curricular programme in sport, art and culture, and participation is encouraged as a way to promote teamwork, leadership and pride of performance. The Auckland Grammar philosophy is that tomorrow’s well-rounded individuals will understand life’s balancing act.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE (ESOL) SUPPORT International students are tested for English language proficiency and some may be required to complete an intensive course of English language and foundation studies before starting mainstream classes. Many students take ESOL as a mainstream subject throughout their study at Auckland Grammar. ACCOMMODATION Homestays with selected New Zealand families are arranged and monitored by the International Department. Students are also able to live with a parent on a guardian visa, or with a close family friend or relative living in Auckland. FEES Tuition fees: NZ$22,250 per annum ADDITIONAL INFORMATION For all enrolment information please refer to www.ags.school.nz/at-grammar/international-students or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
LOCATION The School is conveniently located in central Auckland at Epsom on the border with Newmarket, and close to major transportation links as well as the University of Auckland. FACILITIES The School campus covers 16 hectares of land and facilities include an auditorium, water-based artificial hockey turf, six artificial-turf tennis courts, an indoor sports stadium, two squash courts, three pavilions, two gymnasiums, two cricket wickets, three full-size rugby and three soccer fields, a music suite, library and information technology block. Grammar also has its own outdoor education centre at Ohakune, 30 minutes from the Mount Ruapehu ski fields. COURSE INFORMATION Auckland Grammar offers dual academic pathways: the New Zealand Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), as well as Cambridge International Exams (CIE). CIE exams offered at Grammar are: AS (Year 12), A2 (Year 13). Advanced coursework is offered at every level. Subjects offered include: accounting, biology, business studies, chemistry, classical studies, economics, English, French, geography, graphics, history, history of art, Japanese, Latin, Spanish, maths (calculus and statistics), music, physics, practical art, physical education, design and technology. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES A wide range of opportunities are available to students in culture and sports. Activities include: chess, debating, drama, electronics, film studies, journalism, music groups, photography, singing and traditional dancing from Asian, Māori, Samoan and Tongan cultures. The sporting clubs include: badminton, basketball, cricket, cycling, fencing, Kendo, long-distance running, hockey, rowing, rugby, scuba diving, soccer, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, waterpolo, weightlifting, wrestling and yachting. STUDENT SUPPORT Auckland Grammar values the diverse cultural contribution international students bring to the School community. We recognise the unique needs of international students and provide specialised support through the International Department. The School aims to provide students with a ‘home away from home’ whereby staff guide and assist students during their transition to New Zealand life, culture and norms. Academic guidance, welfare and pastoral care support include regular one-on-one meetings, as well as the coordination of social activities with our sister school. AUCKLAND •
Contact Details Rachel Fenton, Director International, Auckland Grammar School, Private Bag 99930, Newmarket, Auckland 1149, New Zealand Ph: +64 9 950 2183 Email: email@example.com Website: www.ags.school.nz
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Burnside High School UNIQUE FEATURES One of New Zealand’s largest (2,500 students) secondary schools. Arguably New Zealand’s best school for Performance Music. Aurora Centre for the Performing Arts (750-seat auditorium). STUDENT SUPPORT Four full-time international staff members for pastoral needs, International Leaders Programme, buddy system for new students, caring and supportive teachers. LANGUAGES (ESOL) SUPPORT Intensive high school preparation class for beginners. Integrated ESOL classes at all levels to University Entrance. ACCOMMODATION Homestay - students are carefully matched with host families. CURRICULUM Extensive range of subjects. Cambridge Mathematics. Languages include Japanese, German, French, Māori, Spanish and Mandarin. Outdoor Pursuits. Hospitality.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Over 20 music groups (including a full symphony orchestra, six choirs, jazz band and chamber music). Drama. Dance. Over 40 sports. Ski trips. SPECIALIST INTERNATIONAL COURSES Intensive ESOL course for students with limited English. Specialist Music Programme. FEES Tuition: NZ$15,500. Homestay: NZ$266 per week. Homestay Management: NZ$350. Administration: NZ$600.
Contact Details The Director of International Students, Burnside High School, PO Box 29677, Christchurch 8540, New Zealand Ph: +64 3 358 8383 Fax: +64 3 358 8380 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.burnside.school.nz
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Cambridge High School UNIQUE FEATURES Cambridge High School is a coeducational state school founded in 1883 and dedicated to providing the highest quality of education for its students. Cambridge High School is sited on 8.5 hectares of attractively planted, spacious grounds close to town, in semi-rural surroundings. Cambridge offers a mild climate, a safe, beautiful environment, and yet is only 15 minutes by car from Hamilton City, home of Waikato University, and 1.5 hours by car from Auckland International Airport. Students from Cambridge High School have established a highly successful record at Waikato University and other New Zealand and overseas tertiary institutions. The school prides itself in offering a balance of academic, sporting and cultural opportunities. We have welcomed international students since 1989 and value their presence in our school. STUDENT SUPPORT Have hosted international students since 1989 Decile 9 coeducational public high school Quality education International reputation Excellent facilities Great staff support for students Safe and beautiful environment At least four trips each year for international students Amazing opportunities Superb study destination You are able to study with New Zealand and international students from all over the world.
ACCOMMODATION All international students are placed into police-vetted accommodation in Cambridge. Most of our homestay families are located close to school. CURRICULUM Please visit our website to view our extensive range of curriculum subjects available: www.internationalstudents.school.nz EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Please visit our website to see what activities are available for students to take part in: www.internationalstudents.school.nz FEES Fees in 2019 (GST inclusive) for one year: Tuition: NZ$15,000 (includes ESOL tuition) Insurance including medical and travel: NZ$750 Contingency funds (for uniform/ stationery and school-based costs) NZ$2,000 Homestay placement fee: NZ$250 Homestay accommodation: NZ$240 per week.
LANGUAGES (ESOL) SUPPORT Placement within the school will depend on the level of competence in English as assessed by the school. It is expected that students will have a basic level of English understanding. ESOL classes are available at no extra charge.
Contact Details Mr Craig Fuller, Cambridge High School, Private Bag 882, Cambridge, New Zealand Ph: +64 7 827 5415 Fax: +64 7 827 4646 Email: email@example.com Websites: www.internationalstudents.school.nz or www.camhigh.school.nz Facebook: www.facebook.com/CHSNZInternationalStudents SECONDARY DIRECTORY 2018/19 15
Chisnallwood Intermediate School LOCATION Chisnallwood is located in the beautiful South Island Garden City of Christchurch. Fly direct into Christchurch International airport to be met by Chisnallwood Staff. UNIQUE FEATURES Chisnallwood Intermediate School is a two year Co Educational School which specialises in in Year 7 and 8 middle school education for students aged 10-14years. COURSE INFORMATION We are able to offer full or part time courses of study in a New Zealand classroom. The school delivers the core curriculum areas of English, Mathematics, Social Sciences, The Arts and Science. We then offer specialist programmes in Technology (Foods, Workshop, Visual Art and Robotronics) ICT Computer programming and coding. Physical Education and Sports Programmes Itinerant music and Performance music Education Outside the Classroom – which includes our own Camp facilities at Akaroa, Ski Trips, and Swimming lessons. Dance Groups and Rua Te Kakano and Pasifika Cultural Groups.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE (ESOL ) SUPPORT This is accessed by students who require support and to all students who attend for short term programmes. ACCOMMODATION The school is able to arrange homestay accommodation with New Zealand families. These families are New Zealand police vetted and approved in accordance with the Code of Practice. These homestays involve students in all aspects of family life and enable students to develop language skills in a family setting. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Internationally recognised Music programme with Orchestra, Jazz, Ukelele, Marimba, Rock and many other performance groups. Sports development programme to extend students who demonstrate talent in sport. Chisnallwood is signatory to the Code of Practice. FEES Available on request.
Contact Details International Director: Margaret Western. firstname.lastname@example.org Principal: Justin Fields email@example.com Ph. +64 3 388 4199 Website: www.chisnallwood.school.nz
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Fiordland College UNIQUE FEATURES Te Anau is a safe and vibrant community on the shores of Lake Te Anau. Locals are renowned for their friendliness and hospitality. Te Anau's status as a tourist destination means that it has wonderful facilities while maintaining its intimate atmosphere. Fiord land College is an ideal school for anyone keen to experience the 'real' New Zealand. It is a place where all can thrive. Fiordland College has a long tradition of hosting international students and values the cultural diversity they bring to the school. The student roll is 200 with approximately five per cent being internationals. The school year is from the end of January until the beginning of December, though commencement is flexible. STUDENT SUPPORT The Director of International Students ensures the social, academic and personal wellbeing of our overseas students. Also, small class sizes and a close teacher/pupil relationship ensure student welfare is well catered for. The average junior class size is 20 and senior class size is 10.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES The college offers a wide range of sporting and cultural activities including rugby, football, netball, basketball, volleyball, hockey, swimming, athletics, cross country, squash, music and drama. The Outdoor Education programme is a particular highlight. Other activities such as yachting, horse riding and golf are easily available in the local town. An added incentive is a free Milford Sound excursion to the value of NZ$300. FEES Annual tuition fees are NZ$13,500. Homestay is NZ$270 per week, approximately NZ$12,150 per year. Fees are payable in advance. Medical insurance is a compulsory requirement and this should be arranged through the college. ENROLMENT DETAILS Enquiries should be addressed directly to the school.
LANGUAGES (ESOL) SUPPORT A comprehensive English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) programme is offered, based on small group or individual tutorials. This is included in school fees. ACCOMMODATION Students can fly direct via Australia to Queenstown or via Auckland or Christchurch to be picked up at Queenstown or lnvercargill airports where they will be met by the International Director and taken to their homestay family. (A fee is applicable for short-term students) CURRICULUM A full range of academic subjects is offered from Years 7-13 (ages 11-18 inclusive). Environmental education is an increasingly important element of the curriculum. Fiordland College has won national awards and is seen as a leader in environmental education. Both short-term and full programmes are offered. Academic students from Fiordland College have established a highly successful record at the University of Otago and other New Zealand universities.
Contact Details Mrs Marie Galland, International Programme Director, Fiordland College, PO Box 23, Te Anau 9640, New Zealand Ph: +64 3 249 7819 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.fiordlandcollege.school.nz SECONDARY DIRECTORY 2018/19 17
Glendowie College UNIQUE FEATURES Glendowie College provides excellence in education to ensure all students are extended to the best of their abilities. This prepares students to be confident learners, have pride in their accomplishments and show respect for others. Established in 1961, Glendowie College has a proud record of academic achievement, with students achieving above average results in NCEA and scholarship examinations. We welcome international students into our classes and we value the contribution these students make to the multicultural character of our college. LOCATION Glendowie College is situated just 20 minutes from the centre of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. FACILITIES Glendowie College has many well-equipped specialist classrooms and facilities including the library, two gymnasiums, a technology suite, drama, art, dance and music areas, ICT laboratories and extensive sports fields. COURSE INFORMATION Programmes offered in the Junior School (years 9 and 10) aim to provide a broad education base. In the Senior School, years 11, 12 and 13 opportunities exist to undertake multilevel studies to prepare individual students for entry to tertiary education. NCEA at Levels 1, 2 and 3 is offered in a wide range of national curriculum subjects, including accounting, biology, business studies, chemistry, classical studies, computing, drama, dance, economics, electronics, English, geography, global studies, graphics, history, history of art, mathematics, media studies, music, art, photography, physical education, physics, science, technology, Mandarin, German and Spanish. Music, drama and debating are strong features of the school, with individual musical instrument instruction available and musical performance groups (jazz band, orchestra, ensemble groups, choir and school productions) open for all who wish to participate. Students are encouraged to participate in, and select from, the full range of individual and team sports and outdoor activities offered. Students are able to participate in regional and national sporting events and enjoy a great deal of success in competitive sport. STUDENT SUPPORT The Director of International Students, together with the dean of each year level, provide student support in all pastoral care matters. This includes enrolment, orientation, academic programmes, and mentoring, insurance, extra care and homestay service arrangements. Regular contact is made with extra caregivers and homestay families. Glendowie College is a signatory to The Education (Pastoral care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016. Teaching staff are dedicated to ensuring the success of their students, and student academic progress is monitored.
LANGUAGES (ESOL) SUPPORT ESOL tuition is provided for international students for whom English is a second language by trained and specialist teaching staff. Senior students are prepared to achieve the English language requirement for entry to New Zealand universities. ACCOMMODATION Homestay accommodation is available where students become part of a caring, local family during their time at the college. FEES The annual tuition fee is NZ$18,500 (including GST). Medical, travel and personal property insurance, as well as extra care (guardianship), is a condition of enrolment. The homestay, insurance and extra-care fees are available on request from the college. All fees are payable in advance. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Glendowie College is coeducational, with a roll of 1,200 students between 13 and 18 years of age. For enrolment information and an application form, please go to our website: www.gdc.school.nz. Email: email@example.com Telephone +64 9 575 9128 extension 135.
Contact Details Ms Lesley Walker, Director of International Students, Glendowie College, Crossfield Road, Glendowie, Auckland 1071, New Zealand Ph: +64 9 575 9128 Fax: +64 9 575 4460 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.gdc.school.nz
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Henderson High School UNIQUE FEATURES Henderson High School features the best of both worlds- the latest technology alongside traditional values, in a vibrant learning environment with Wi-Fi access to Google Classroom throughout the campus, 3D printers, laser cutters and drones, and top-notch friendly teachers. LOCATION Our school is situated on park-like grounds in Henderson, near the beautiful Waitakere ranges and world famous surf beaches, 20 kms from the Auckland CBD. The many local facilities include a sports stadium, Corbans Arts Centre, Whoa Studios, Virtual Reality Studio, Westwave swimming centre, movie theatres, parks, shopping mall and public transport hub all nearby.
FEES The 2019 full year tuition fee is $14,000, registration and airport pick up is $350, Insurance approx. $575pa, Uniform $400. Other costs may include workbooks and stationery, materials, trips. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Henderson High welcomes the diversity of students from many nations. Please visit our website www.hhs.school.nz and the Facebook page for lots of students’ success stories. www.facebook.com/HendersonHighakl.
SCHOOL FACILITIES Astroturf courts, international standard hockey turf, swimming pool and well equipped gym, dance studio and performing arts centre, art and photography room, modern library and tuckshop on site. The International Students’ room is a multi - purpose break - out space and one-stop information centre, with easy access to the Director’s office for help with any problems. COURSE INFORMATION We offer the NCEA courses, in both core and non- traditional subjects. These are reviewed regularly to ensure we keep pace with the best educational methods and directions. Students are interviewed frequently and guided through Academic Counselling meetings. STUDENT SUPPORT Henderson High School is a signatory to the Code of Practice and provides a multi –tiered support system from registration to graduation. A 24/7 advisor is on call for any emergencies as well as the Director, Deans, Counsellor and Health Worker. ESOL New students are assessed on arrival and extra English language assistance is provided in ESOL class. ACCOMMODATION There are two options, one is to live with a family member as Designated Caregiver, and the second is with one of our carefully selected host families. A large part of our application process is devoted to finding about students’ interests and preferences so we can match them accordingly. All host families are police vetted and checked frequently. The Homestay company provides additional support services and liaise with families through the school’s International Director.
Contact Details Henderson High School, PO Box 2141, Henderson, Auckland, NZ 221 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson 0650, Auckland Ph: +64 9 8389085 xtn: 737 Director of International Students; Mrs Paula Hart Email: email@example.com Website: www.hhs.school.nz SECONDARY DIRECTORY 2018/19 19
Lincoln High School UNIQUE FEATURES Lincoln High School is a large and vibrant, highly successful school in the one of the fastest growing districts in New Zealand. Situated close to Christchurch International Airport, the school is able to offer all the advantages of a city school in a safe, caring and spacious environment. Lincoln High School is a co-educational high school that prides itself on providing a values-based education for its year 9 to 13 students. The school’s quality teaching enables outstanding academic results, student pathways to higher education and the enjoyment of learning. The school is well resourced, including extensive information technology and modern learning environments. We offer a very wide range of courses, many of which are directly linked to courses in tertiary institutions. ACADEMIC Lincoln High School has a strong reputation as a very highperforming school academically, culturally and sporting and offers its 1,500 students a wide range of courses and activities. These include traditional subjects such as the Sciences, Mathematics, Social Sciences and English, as well as a wide range of subjects including Chinese, French and Japanese; we also offer five different art programmes that encompass Photography, Media Studies, Film Study and Production, Tourism, Food and Nutrition, Outdoor Education, Hospitality, Information Technology and Product Design. Students are fully prepared for National Examinations (NCEA) and are encouraged to enter other national and regional competitions. We value learning with others, lifelong learning and are a school that takes account of individual learning differences that lead to greater self-awareness.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Lincoln High School warmly welcomes international students. We have a 25-year history of hosting students from all over the world. All students participate in an orientation programme upon commencing their studies. We have a very strong English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programme to support language learning. Our International office has an open door policy and always welcomes students, parents and agents. SCHOOL FEES 2018 Tuition 1 year NZ$14,000 Tuition 1 term NZ$3,500 Administration NZ$200 Homestay NZ$260 per week Homestay Placement NZ$300 per year; NZ$75 per term
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Lincoln High School has an extensive range of activities that are offered to students outside the classroom, such as music, drama, debating and 30 sport options throughout the year, including basketball, badminton, hockey, volleyball, soccer, futsal, touch rugby and surfing. Outdoor education is a subject available in years 11, 12 and 13, with activities such as mountain-biking, kayaking, rock-climbing, tramping, snow-caving and overnight camps. Outdoor Education in the form of overnight camps is also offered in years 9 and 10. FACILITIES Lincoln High School is well resourced, with many specialist classrooms; we have three gymnasiums, including an international sized basketball court, a photographic dark room, film production facilities, a heated outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and astroturf. The school is fully networked with Wi-Fi; access to the large school intranet database is available anywhere in the school and at home via a modem.
Contact Details Lincoln High School, Director of International Students, 25 Boundary Road, Lincoln 7640 PO Box 69138, Lincoln 7640, New Zealand Ph: +64 3 325 2121 Fax: +64 3 325 2509 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.lincoln.school.nz/international
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Linwood College UNIQUE FEATURES Linwood College is a place where every learner is known and valued as an individual and where learner success matters. During their years at our school, each learner progresses through his or her various levels of learning and social development on personalised and career pathways. Our school has a wide variety of different cultures which we believe adds to the rich tapestry of what we have to offer international students. Not only will you experience life in a New Zealand secondary school but you will learn about many different cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Each learner belongs to a mentor group. The mentor teacher has responsibility for the academic and personal welfare of the learner. We know that effective learning occurs in a safe and caring physical and emotional environment. We embrace diversity and inclusiveness as we see this as reflective both of New Zealand society today, and of New Zealand’s global future. Linwood learners have an international understanding. Linwood College sees itself as representative of the age. Our community is socially and ethnically inclusive and as such is a mirror of New Zealand and the wider world. A Linwood learner embraces the concept of being valued and recognised for their worth, and knowing their place in the wider world community. Through our range of learning and social activities and events we celebrate our special blend of cultures and ethnicities, with everyone attuned to the wider pictures. Linwood College opens doors for learners to have experiences which will make them further aware of the rich society in which we live. ENGLISH LANGUAGE We offer an extremely flexible English Language programme to cater to individual needs. We cater for all abilities; from beginner through to advanced learners. Timetable flexibility is at the heart of how we organise language classes so students pick their other subjects first and English language fits around this. All students are given a placement test upon arrival so that we are able to understand their starting level and plan a programme which best suits their needs for maximum progress. We offer topic and project centred courses that not only enhance language ability but also develop students that have a greater understanding of the world around them.
SUBJECTS The full range of New Zealand curriculum subjects are offered to senior level to prepare students for the national secondary school qualification NCEA, tertiary pathways, University Entrance; whichever pathway suits you best. We offer a wide variety of different subjects ranging from hospitality to automotive, fabrics to childcare, drama to computing. You are sure to find something that challenges and excites you! FEES 1 term: $3,500 2 terms: $6,500 3 terms: $9,500 Whole year: $12,500 Short Stay (10 weeks) or less; $350/week Homestay: $250 per week (Placement fee $300) *Administration fees and activity fees also apply STUDENT SUPPORT All students are well cared for by subject teachers, mentor teacher, health and guidance staff, and the Director of International Students. Students have an orientation programme and help with course selection on arrival, assistance with visa applications and ongoing mentoring and support with issues and concerns. Our relatively small number of international students fosters integration into school and community life, and the ability to provide individual programmes of study. STUDENT VOICE “Lots of students from lots of countries. Everyone is very kind to me.” “At first, when I came here, I was so nervous but I’m enjoying it and have made a lot of friends. The teachers … every teacher is kind. If I can’t understand then they will help me and tell me again in an easier way.” “This school is quite small, about 700 now and the teachers know you, it’s like a community.”
CO-CURRICULAR There are a host of opportunities for participation; performing arts and sports cover a very comprehensive array of cocurricular activities on hand at Linwood College. There is something for everyone – from chess to theatre sports, from kapa haka to the school production, from netball to rugby, from jazz band to art club, from badminton to basketball.
Contact Details Director of International Students: Katie Stanton, Linwood College, 85 Aldwins Road, PO BOX 24034, Linwood, Christchurch, 8642 Phone: +64 3 982 0100 email@example.com Website: www.linwoodcollege.school.nz SECONDARY DIRECTORY 2018/19 21
Macleans College UNIQUE FEATURES “Top, High-Achieving School.” The whānau house system is an ideal framework for providing an effective environment for learning and growth. ‘Whānau’ can be defined as an extended family of approximately 280 to 300 students operating as a mini school within the larger school. This is a structure which encourages a strong set of values, social interactions, leadership opportunities, group loyalties and mutual support. Each student remains in that whānau house for the duration of their time at the school. All new students are placed in a whānau house with students in their year level, where they enjoy a family atmosphere in which students and staff together foster and encourage success. In this environment, individuals are encouraged to make the most of their talents, and personal development opportunities are abundant. The system creates a strong feeling of belonging and selfesteem where students feel accepted and valued. There are eight whānau houses named after well-known people in New Zealand’s history. Each house reflects the character of the person and this also creates an element of competition. Our students have been placed in the 'Top in New Zealand' and 'Top in the World' in the Cambridge (UK) International Examinations. Some of our students now study in Harvard, Princeton, Oxford and Cambridge universities.
LANGUAGES (ESOL) SUPPORT The ESOL department provides small, intensive classes at all levels. Students are tested on arrival and placed in a suitable class with fully qualified teachers who are highly experienced in teaching English as a second language. ACCOMMODATION All international students are offered homestay options. CURRICULUM Macleans College has established a deserved reputation for top performance in the area of academic success. In 2017 NCEA and Cambridge examinations, over 92 per cent of the students gained qualification to university. The school offers its students a number of curriculum assessment and qualification pathways, such as Cambridge examinations, and we are now a truly international school as a result. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES There is an extensive programme of co-curricular activities, supported by the unique whānau house concept. FEES NZ$19,500 per annum. Please see the college website for details. ENROLMENT DETAILS Please see the college website for details.
STUDENT SUPPORT All students enjoy a top-class pastoral care system which is also supported by the whānau house approach.
Contact Details Mr Patrick Lau, International Student Manager, Macleans College, No 2, Macleans Road, Bucklands Beach, Auckland Private Bag 94201, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand Ph: +64 9 535 2620 Fax: +64 9 535 2621 Email: LP@macleans.school.nz Website: www.macleans.school.nz
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Massey High School UNIQUE FEATURES Massey High School is a large, co-educational school in the West Auckland suburb of Massey. The school opened on its present site in 1970 and since that time the roll has increased to approximately 1,760 students. The school is situated approximately 30 minutes from the Auckland international airport and 20 minutes from Auckland’s CBD. Our students come from a diverse socio-economic background, reflecting the nature of the area. The school retains, and seeks to maintain its relaxed, friendly, rural atmosphere. The school’s current philosophy is to maintain the highest standards in academic, sporting, cultural and social areas, within a disciplined and caring environment. We pride ourselves on having a progressive approach to education, with an innovative curriculum model and staff of the highest calibre, who consistently encourage their students in their pursuit of excellence in academic, sporting, cultural and social activities.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT This is for students who need full-time English language assistance. Qualified and experienced teachers work with these students in small groups and help their integration into the mainstream school. STUDENT WELFARE The Deputy Principal, Head of ESOL, International Secretary and the Homestay Co-ordinator closely monitor and support the needs of all international students to ensure their total wellbeing. Homestay accommodation can be arranged for $NZ320 per week. There is a $350 placement fee for homestay which includes airport pickup. Uniform cost is approximately $NZ500. More details are on our website.
FACILITIES Computerised library; music suite; technical workshops and graphic design rooms; nutrition and textile classrooms; indoor heated swimming pool; athletic track; performing arts centre with café; modern science laboratories; specialist technology block; art and photography centre; two gymnasiums and a weight-training room. ACADEMIC Massey High School promotes academic excellence and our students achieve above the national average in the National Qualifications system. We have a proud record of academic achievement at New Zealand and overseas universities. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT At Massey High School, our school values of excellence, equity, respect, integrity and community, are encouraged, supported and fostered through leadership, and personal responsibility in our multi-cultural school community. Massey High School produces confident young people, who constantly strive to improve and will shape the world of tomorrow. DIRECT ENTRY INTO MAINSTREAM CLASSES This is for students with satisfactory English language skills. The annual tuition fee is $NZ15,000 for a full academic year and $NZ4,000 per term if less than a full academic year. The administration fee is $NZ600. Fees for NCEA examinations are currently $383.30 per year.
Contact Details Shirley Cranston, Deputy Principal, Massey High School, 274 Don Buck Road, Massey, Auckland 0614, New Zealand Ph: +64 9 831 0500 Fax: +64 9 833 9200 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.masseyhigh.school.nz SECONDARY DIRECTORY 2018/19 23
Mount Roskill Grammar School UNIQUE FEATURES Mount Roskill Grammar School opened in 1953 and today is one of New Zealand’s leading multi-cultural, coeducational schools with a roll of 2,100 students aged 13 to 18 from 70 countries. We have a welcoming atmosphere and a commitment to student support and success. Our aim is to help each student succeed by providing many opportunities in a safe environment. Rated as one of the 'Best Schools in Auckland' Pass rates exceed the national average at all levels Consistently in the top 10 schools for NZ’s premier awards. LOCATION Only 15 minutes from Auckland Airport and city centre Close to beaches, shops, parks and on main bus routes. FACILITIES Attractive, safe, extensive grounds with modern facilities including a commercial kitchen, 10 computer rooms, 16 science labs, 10 technology workshops, three gymnasia, fitness centre, swimming pool, artificial turf, music suite, library, hall. DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY We provide high speed broadband and Wi-Fi so students can use their own devices in the classroom. Our online portal gives parents direct access to their children’s academic progress. COURSE INFORMATION We offer an extensive subject range with academic, cultural, creative and practical subjects. All students are given a placement test and a timetable to suit their abilities and career aspirations. Advice on subject choices and pathways through high school to university is given to each student. We have had recent success in robotics, business and barista competitions and our students regularly represent New Zealand at Science/Maths Olympiads. ESOL SUPPORT We offer full on-site ESOL tuition at no extra cost. STUDENT SUPPORT We have a high level of student support, including a full orientation programme, day sightseeing trips, International camp, regular meetings, multilingual staff and ongoing support 24/7. We assist students with every aspect of their stay here, including entry into courses after graduation. ACCOMMODATION We have experienced homestay staff on-site. Students are placed with caring families close to the school and visited regularly. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 120+ extracurricular groups in sport, academic and cultural Community education classes (including Spanish) National success with hiphop dancing and gymnastics Links with local football, hockey and golf clubs Hockey, football and rugby academies Short-term enrolments and scholarships available on request. FEES NZ$14,500 tuition fee per year including ESOL classes NZ$1,500 administration, pastoral care and compliance NZ$260 per week homestay. AUCKLAND •
Contact Details Wendy Reid, International Director, Mount Roskill Grammar School, Frost Road, Mount Roskill 1041, Auckland, New Zealand Ph: +64 9 621 0050 Fax: +64 9 621 0055 Email: email@example.com Website: www.mrgs.school.nz Facebook: MRGS International
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Onehunga High School UNIQUE FEATURES We are the first government secondary school to open a business school in New Zealand The school offers specialised business courses at Years 10–12. Year 13 study the certificate in business and entrepreneurship. English language school The Language School is designed for adult learners 16 years plus. We offer the Pathway to English Proficiency course, where you can choose to study full time or part time. Fees are from NZ$75 per week part time or NZ$185 per week full time.
FEES 2019 Tuition: NZ$13,995 full year, NZ$6,997.50 half year and NZ$3,498.75 for one term Administration: NZ$1,800 full year, NZ$900 half year and NZ$450 for one term Insurance: NZ$600 full year, NZ$400 half year and NZ$200 for one term Homestay: NZ$270 per week, placement NZ$350.
LOCATION The school is 15 minutes to downtown Auckland and the international airport, situated in central Auckland. CLASSROOM FACILITIES Drama suite, dance studio, music suite, art and design rooms, computer labs, technical workshops, catering and hospitality facilities, science laboratories. OTHER FACILITIES Library, cafeteria, cricket oval, football and rugby fields, hockey turf, tennis and netball courts, gymnasium and fitness room. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COURSE INFORMATION High school 13-20 years old (Years 9–13); Business school 14-20 years old (Years 10–13). HIGH SCHOOL COURSE INFORMATION Academic departments Students are prepared for all New Zealand examinations, assessments and for tertiary education. Subjects are taught at all levels of the New Zealand curriculum Languages: English, ESOL (English as a Second Language), Chinese, French, te reo Māori, Samoan, Tongan. Mathematics: calculus, statistics, foundation maths Business studies: accounting, economics, finance and law, legal studies, entrepreneurship, global economy, leadership and management, enterprise studies Sciences: biology, chemistry, physics, foundation science Social sciences: social studies, geography, history and tourism, classical studies The arts: drama, dance, music, photography, painting, design, print making, image making, media studies, art history, visual arts Comprehensive outdoor education programme Academies; football, rugby and basketball Technology: electronics, catering and hospitality, fashion design, metal and wood technology, information and communication technology, graphics, automotives Physical education and health. STUDENT SUPPORT Fully staffed (four full-time) in the International Department and three staff in our Guidance Department. 24-hour supervision for international students. LANGUAGES (ESOL) SUPPORT Three full-time staff in the ESOL Department with all levels of ESOL offered. ACCOMMODATION A full-time Homestay Co-ordinator is employed at the school. Students are placed into Kiwi families and monitored carefully 24/7. AUCKLAND •
Contact Details Onehunga High School, 24 Pleasant Street, Onehunga, Auckland 1061, New Zealand Ph: +64 9 636 6006 Extn: 8010 Fax: +64 9 636 4465 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.onehungahigh.school.nz SECONDARY DIRECTORY 2018/19 25
Otaki College UNIQUE FEATURES Otaki College is a small (450 students), rural, multicultural, uniformed, coeducational school which takes students from Year 7 to Year 13. It is a very friendly, safe school where there is a lot of contact between students, staff and the Otaki community. The college has a very popular outdoor education option where students can experience a wide variety of outdoor activities and go on trips to different places in New Zealand. There are also many outdoor pursuits (swimming, surfing, surf life saving, fishing, boating, hiking, horse riding) available in Otaki. LOCATION Otaki is one hour north of Wellington and is situated between the mountains and the sea, and near a beautiful, clean river. FACILITIES Library, science laboratories, computer network, Performing Arts Centre (music, drama and dance), technology workshops
(wood, metal, clothing, food), art room, swimming pool, two gymnasia, tennis courts, sports field. COURSE INFORMATION A full range of subjects is offered, as would be expected in any New Zealand school. The complete list is described on the college website. German students can gain credit towards Arbitur. LANGUAGES (ESOL) SUPPORT Otaki College provides a caring environment which international students find welcoming and inclusive. Students join mainstream classes with Kiwi students and are then offered specialist English language classes. ACCOMMODATION International students live with local families. FEES Tuition: NZ$11,000 per annum or NZ$2,750 per term. Homestay: NZ$250 per week. Administration fee: NZ$500.
Contact Details Howard Manins, Director of International Education, Otaki College, POBox 36, Otaki 5542, New Zealand Ph: +64 6 364 8204 Fax: +64 6 364 5483 Email: email@example.com Website: www.otakicollege.school.nz
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Otumoetai College UNIQUE FEATURES Otumoetai College provides a quality, broad-based education that encourages high achievement, respects all cultures and leads all students to experience personal and academic success. Our vision is to create a united community of resilient lifelong learners where knowledge, social skills and a culture of care are valued and where all learners achieve their potential. LOCATION Tauranga is a beautiful, friendly and safe city on the east coast of the North Island. It is a popular recreation area for water sports – surfing, water skiing, wind surfing and sailing. It is 2 1/2 hours from Auckland and 2 1/2 hours from the ski fields.
LANGUAGES (ESOL) SUPPORT All levels of International English are available. The college philosophy is to mainstream English Second Language students with academic support. FEES Tuition NZ$16,000. ACCOMMODATION Students are required to live in a homestay or with a family member. The homestay fee for 2019 is $265 per week.
FACILITIES Include modern science laboratories, specialist arts, music and computer suites, workshops for soft and hard technology and hospitality, a large well-equipped information centre, two gymnasiums, a dance room, tennis and squash courts, sports fields and a heated swimming pool. COURSE INFORMATION Our curriculum is broad-based with flexible choices at all levels of NCEA. We provide a full range of musical, cultural and sporting activities. STUDENT SUPPORT The college has a strong careers counselling service, pastoral care and a school nurse with access to a physiotherapist.
Contact Details Mr Roy Ballantyne, Director of International Students, Otumoetai College, PO Box 8033, Cherrywood, Tauranga, 3145, New Zealand 105 Windsor Road, Tauranga, 3110, New Zealand Ph: +64 6 576 2316 ext 760 Fax: +64 7 576 4139 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.otc.school.nz SECONDARY DIRECTORY 2018/19 27
Rangitoto College UNIQUE FEATURES This world-class institution is one of the most internationally acclaimed New Zealand schools. Rangitoto College is proud to offer students an extremely wide selection of subjects and the choice of two world-class academic programmes (NCEA or IB) as a pathway to university. Our best students regularly gain ‘top scholar’ awards and scholarships to prestigious universities. Rangitoto College is the largest provider of students to Auckland University and our qualifications make it possible for students to be accepted into some of the world’s best universities, including Cambridge and Oxford in the UK, and Princeton in the USA. Rangitoto’s success is the result of expert teaching in a wide range of academic subjects and an extensive extra–curricular programme including music, dance, drama and over 40 different sports. The facilities, passionate staff and culture of excellence inspire students to become the best they can be. Rangitoto has a focus on diversity and has around 50 different nationalities in the school, which helps students prepare for life in a globalised world. LOCATION Rangitoto College is located on the beautiful, safe North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. The school is close to beaches, parks, shops and cinemas, and is about 25 minutes from downtown. FACILITIES Rangitoto College has some of the best facilities in the Southern Hemisphere, including modern classrooms, a library and information centre featuring senior study and reading rooms, computer access for all students, an auditorium, an Olympic standard all-weather hockey turf, three gymnasiums and a weights room, an all-weather athletics track, five sports fields, a purpose built science block with laboratories for physics, chemistry, biology and electronics, an English block featuring television and film studios and drama rooms, a music block with practice and performance space, a new dance studio with sprung floor, and a large modern swimming pool and sports institute on the school boundary.
STUDENT SUPPORT Rangitoto College has been hosting international students for over 15 years and we have developed excellent systems to help students adapt to life in a new country. A dedicated team of eight nonteaching staff, two academic deans and a deputy principal takes care of our international students and we meet students regularly to check they are doing well academically and personally. We have first language support for Korean and Chinese students. ENGLISH LANGUAGE (ESOL) SUPPORT Students are given an English test as part of our two-day orientation process when they first arrive. If needed, they are placed in an ESOL class for more intensive English study. Students also have the option of joining an IELTS preparation class. ACCOMMODATION Our students stay in carefully chosen homestays near the school. Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) is provided by homestay families. Host families support and care for students while in New Zealand and students stay in touch with their Kiwi families after leaving New Zealand. FEES Tuition Fee is NZ$16,000 per year or NZ$4,000 per 10 week term Administration Fee is NZ$2,000 per year Homestay is NZ$300 per week (NZ$320 if 13 years old) Homestay Placement fee is NZ$350
COURSE INFORMATION Rangitoto College offers both the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the New Zealand curriculum (NCEA). Both are modern qualifications which fit well with our core values and encourage students to develop critical thinking skills that will benefit them greatly at university and beyond. Rangitoto offers students the opportunity to try an extremely wide variety of subjects such as sociology, tourism, contemporary music, dance, drama, fashion & design, construction, engineering, business studies, digital technology, computer programming, legal studies, and food and nutrition. With such an extensive selection of subjects, we can help students tailor pre-university courses for their chosen major, such as Business, Medicine, Fashion Design, IT or Engineering. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Rangitoto College has an extremely large selection of art, music, dance, theatre and sporting activities for students to do in addition to their school subjects. Our Rugby Programme for International Students offers students the chance to quickly develop their skills and excel in New Zealand’s favourite sport. Leadership skills and teamwork are skills highly valued by universities and potential employers so our students are encouraged to participate in activities which help them explore their talents, learn negotiation and organisational skills, and gain confidence. AUCKLAND •
Contact Details Rangitoto College, Private Bag 93601, Browns Bay, Auckland 0753, New Zealand Ph: +64 9 477 0150 Fax: +64 9 477 4866 Email: email@example.com Website: www.rangitoto.school.nz
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Sacred Heart Girls’ College, Hamilton UNIQUE FEATURES A long and valued tradition of welcoming international students into our caring, supportive and safe environment. Top performance in national examinations at all three levels (NCEA). National award for pastoral care. International students have a voice on the student council. Christian hospitality is given to students from all backgrounds. Excellent English language teaching at various levels. Monitoring of academic progress regularly. Excellent preparation for universities. Scholarships available for academic, sporting and cultural high achievers. LOCATION Sacred Heart Girls’ College is close to the centre of Hamilton City (159,000) - New Zealand’s 4th largest city and largest inland city. Hamilton is in the Waikato region, famous for its agriculture, education facilities, tourist attractions and fine restaurants. It is a clean, safe, friendly modern university city, centrally located less than 1.5 hours drive from Auckland International Airport. FACILITIES Our attractive well resourced campus offers a modern, well equipped library, a visual arts suite, music suite, creative arts centre for the Performing arts including a theatre, a technology block, commercial kitchen and barista facilities, science laboratories, full sized gymnasium, artificial surface court and fitness centre. ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT Sacred Heart Girls' College offers an exciting academic programme with a wide range of subjects. Examination results for NCEA are well above the national average at all three levels. Specialist tuition in English language at different levels is offered within the curriculum in small classes at no extra cost.
STUDENT WELFARE AND ACCOMODATION Small groups of international friends and international learning coaches link with international students on arrival, so friendships can begin immediately. Students also benefit from the school's comprehensive pastoral care system. Most international students live in homestay accommodation that is carefully selected and vigorously checked by our homestay coordinator. FEES NZ$15,000 tuition NZ$250 a week home stay NZ$500 admin and supervision fee NZ$500 pastoral care fee NZ$500 contingency for years 9 and 10 NZ$1,000 contingency for years 11, 12 and 13. (to include examination fees, stationery, trips, camps, sporting affiliation and club fees, course costs)
Contact Details Director of International Students, Sacred Heart Girls’ College, PO Box 4064, Hamilton, New Zealand Ph: +64 7 856 7874 Fax: +64 7 856 2316 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.shgcham.school.nz
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St John’s College, Hamilton UNIQUE FEATURES St John’s College prepares young men for life in a college with a special Catholic character. Respect for others, hard work and family values are highly prized. Situated adjacent to the University of Waikato (New Zealand), it is only an hour’s drive from Auckland International Airport. It has a full-sized gymnasium, a music block, computerised library, technology blocks and up-to-date science blocks. The music department operates many instrumental groups as well as singing groups catering for divergent interests. STUDENT SUPPORT The dean of international students keeps in close contact with the students on a daily basis. Winner of an Education New Zealand National Pastoral Care Award. All students must have a New Zealand guardian who will take responsibility for them and look after their visa, travel and health needs, which parents would normally manage. The college can offer assistance with providing a guardian if required. ENGLISH LANGUAGE (ESOL) SUPPORT A qualified ESOL teacher assesses the students on arrival and orientates them into a school programme. Guidance and advice is given over the selection of subjects. ESOL classes are small (maximum 12 students) and are offered at junior and senior levels. The college can provide extra ESOL support, if required. ACCOMMODATION Homestays are the preferred option. Homestay fees are currently NZ$250 per week. CURRICULUM Years 9–13. The New Zealand national curriculum is taught at all levels. A great variety of subjects is offered with multilevel subject choice, leading to all tertiary education options, e.g. university, polytechnic and other tertiary providers. FEES Tuition fees are NZ$15,000 per year. This fee covers tuition and text books, but excludes public examination entry fees, personal stationery requirements and uniform. St John’s College warmly welcomes students from a variety of overseas schools. The dean of international students oversees the academic progress and welfare of our students. ENROLMENT DETAILS Enrolments are accepted throughout the year with students being able to start at any time. If you want to be treated as an individual, as someone special, then St John’s College is the school for you!
Contact Details Mr Donald Stark, Dean of International Students, St John’s College, PO Box 11-086, Hillcrest, Hamilton, New Zealand Ph: +64 7 856 7091 Fax: +64 7 856 3880 Email: email@example.com Website: www.stjohns-hamilton.school.nz
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Saint Kentigern College UNIQUE FEATURES The Saint Kentigern Trust in New Zealand offers Independent Presbyterian education for boys and girls in five schools on three campuses in Auckland. Students in the Middle College (Years 7–10) are taught in single-gender classes, while in the Senior College (Years 11–13) the classes are co-ed. The College campus is located on 100 acres, bordering the Tamaki Estuary, 16km from the centre of Auckland. The Trust is founded on strong Christian values such as respect and service to others. STUDENT WELLBEING Pastoral care is second to none for our students. A dedicated team of teachers and personal care specialists monitors the students’ progress socially, academically and emotionally, ensuring they settle well into school and thrive. LANGUAGE (ESOL) SUPPORT International students who are already proficient in English join the full academic programme, while students who require English language assistance join a programme to practice and develop both written and spoken English.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Our sports facilities and coaches are among New Zealand’s best and we enjoy success in regional and national competitions. We are deeply committed to performing arts. Drama students learn in dedicated spaces and perform in a professional performance venue. In addition, our separate music centre provides superb, soundproofed facilities for our choral and instrumental enthusiasts. FEES Visit the website www.saintkentigern.com to find the latest fee schedule. ENROLMENT ENQUIRIES WELCOME Please contact us by email, phone or in person. We look forward to introducing you to ‘A World of Opportunity' for boys and girls at Saint Kentigern in clean, green Auckland, New Zealand.
ACCOMMODATION Bruce House, our separate specialist boarding facility for boys and girls on the college campus, is the place that our international students call home. Saint Kentigern boarders are involved in every facet of college life and they develop a strong sense of school spirit. CURRICULUM Our international students come from many countries to enjoy New Zealand’s and Saint Kentigern’s unique learning environment. Academic success is expected of every student at Saint Kentigern and we challenge our students to excel. An unparalleled range of subjects is taught in modern, specialist facilities. Senior students have a choice of qualifications pathways. In the final two years of school, they can choose the New Zealand Qualifications Authority NCEA examinations or the International Baccalaureate programme. The college is a wireless campus and students work with their laptops and tablets to do collaborative class work, research and homework.
Contact Details Saint Kentigern College, 130 Pakuranga Road, PO Box 51-060, Pakuranga, 2140, New Zealand Ph: +64 9 577 0749 Fax: +64 9 577 0700 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.saintkentigern.com SECONDARY DIRECTORY 2018/19 31
Tauranga Boys’ College UNIQUE FEATURES Guiding boys aged between 13 and 18 to be ‘good men’ Tauranga is one of New Zealand’s safest and sunniest cities Dedicated caring international staff and teachers Graduating internationals students progress to university in New Zealand, Australia, Berkley, UK and USA Specialist English language courses with small classes, IELTS classes also available Intensive English Preparation class (three hours per day at no extra cost) Excellent sporting and outdoor education opportunities (learn to scuba dive, climb, kayak and kite-surf) School of choice for students who want to achieve both academically and sporting. LOCATION Located in the beautiful Western Bay, Tauranga is a short journey from Auckland and the tourist attractions of Rotorua and Lake Taupo. TAURANGA •
Tauranga Boys’ College students regularly lead the region in scholastic achievement, particularly in the National Scholarship Examinations. We also maintain a strong performance comparative to similar boys’ schools in New Zealand.
Tauranga, the main centre, is a vibrant city located at the entrance to one of the largest natural harbours in New Zealand. Nearby Mount Manganui offers pristine beaches and is a popular summer holiday destination. This beach is one of the best beaches in New Zealand for surfing and fishing. ACADEMIC Tauranga Boys’ College strives to create a strong academic purpose for young men. We are committed to the values and traditions of academic achievement at the highest level.
Contact Details Annette Roff, Director of International Students, Tauranga Boys’ College, 664 Cameron Road, Tauranga, New Zealand Ph: +64 7 578 4029 Fax: +64 7 578 4853 Email: email@example.com Website: www.tbc.school.nz
Tauranga Girls’ College UNIQUE FEATURES Tauranga Girls' College offers the best possible education for developing young women to be leaders of tomorrow. The college develops confidence and leadership skills through a wide range of subjects and activities. Highly qualified, dedicated teaching staff ensures academic results are consistently above national average. The college is proud of the number of students who experience national and international success in a wide range of sporting and cultural fields. Further information can be found on the school website. www.tgc.school.nz LOCATION The city of Tauranga is in the beautiful Bay of Plenty on the east coast of the North Island. With a population of approximately 127,000 it is the fastest growing city in New Zealand and is famous for its sun, beaches and horticulture. Tauranga provides an excellent balance between large city facilities and the more relaxed lifestyle found in provincial New Zealand. TAURANGA •
FACILITIES Tailor-made facilities and environments are provided in all academic disciplines. Performing arts, fine arts, and sporting amenities reflect the cross-curricular excellence in these fields. There is a purpose built International Student Centre, comprising of an ESOL classroom, student common room, kitchen and offices. HOMESTAYS Superior, quality homestays are offered for each student, with full board provided by the host family. FEES Registration: NZ$500 Yearly Tuition: NZ$15,200 Homestay Administration: NZ$750 Homestay: NZ$260 per week Insurance: NZ$585 per annum, approx. Student Expenses: NZ$2,000 (covers uniform, examinations, stationery and other school expenses in school trips. Any remaining money in account will be refunded)
Contact Details Tauranga Girls’ College, Director of International Students 930 Cameron Road Tauranga. 3112. New Zealand Phone: +64 7 5788114 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.tgc.school.nz
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FEES Registration Fee: NZ$550 Annual Tuition: NZ$15,250 Administration of Homestay Per Term: NZ$300 Homestay Fee: NZ$265 Insurance: NZ$600 Student Expenses: NZ$2,500 (covers uniform, subject fees, day trips and camps, any money left in the account will be refunded). Auckland Airport Shuttle Return NZ$200 For further information about Tauranga Boys’ College and enrolment and fee schedules, please go to our website www.tbc.school.nz and follow the link to our International page.
Te Kuiti High School UNIQUE FEATURES Te Kuiti High School is a state secondary co-ed school situated in the heart of the King Country also known as the Waitomo District. We are a community, co-educational school which prides itself on providing a safe and caring environment where staff and students work together toward common goals. ACADEMIC We encourage students to learn, to work hard, to try new things and to develop leadership so they leave Te Kuiti High School as mature, self-reliant, thoughtful young people. The school has gained a reputation for ‘punching above its weight’ with graduates featuring successfully in a range of professions and vocation. The hallmark for students of Te Kuiti High School is to be always prepared to show Manaakitanga through respect, integrity, positively and pride. Te Kuiti High School has a tradition of hosting and providing educational experiences for international students. STUDENT SUPPORT In order to maintain a high level of personal support and to ensure an "authentic" New Zealand experience, we limit the number of international students attending our school at any one time. Te Kuiti High School welcomes applications from International Students who wish to experience a rural lifestyle short or long term. We provide a broad, high quality education for all students. CURRICULUM The curriculum contains the eight essential learning areas: English and Languages, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Health and Physical Well-Being, Technology and the Arts. Students, regardless of their abilities, are expected to achieve their potential in a balanced curriculum. The school is a signatory to the ‘Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students’ which provides a framework for service delivery by educational providers to international students in New Zealand. The code applies to pastoral care and provision of information only and not to academic standards.
Students are guided on subject and option choices based on their previous academic record and course requirements for any future tertiary education and participate in an orientation process to ensure a smooth transition into a New Zealand educational setting. There are many opportunities for students at Te Kuiti High School to experience sport and cultural competitions and this can be done internally, locally, nationally and occasionally, internationally. ENROLMENT ENQUIRIES WELCOME Please visit our website www.tkhs.school.nz to download an application form today or email email@example.com for further information.
Contact Details Te Kuiti High School, Hospital Road, Te Kuiti 3910 PO Box 264, Te Kuiti 3941 Ph: 07 878 6292 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Information for international students aged 12–18 looking to study in New Zealand.