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Te Puke International Prospectus

High School

For a real Kiwi experience... www.tepuke.school.nz


Dear International Student, I am proud to introduce our wonderful school to you. Te Puke High School is a friendly, future-focused school which aims to provide quality learning experiences for all students. Students are placed at the heart of our school. Our highly professional, dedicated staff strive to form strong, positive learning partnerships with each and every student. Within a supportive learning environment our students are challenged to reach their potential and become life-long learners. Te Puke High School is fast becoming known as a school that uses modern innovative technology to enhance learning. Education is an important asset for every young person’s future in an ever-changing world. Students of Te Puke High School are expected to take responsibility for their learning and aim for excellence in everything they do. Te Puke High School is small enough to care and large enough to compete. As Principal of Te Puke High School, I would take great enjoyment in seeing you come and take part in the wonderful opportunities Te Puke High School has to offer and have a real Kiwi experience. I hope to see you soon. Alan Liddle, Principal

Vision of Te Puke High School Students and staff of Te Puke High School are lifelong learners who value their education as an asset for achieving their potential. Students leaving Te Puke High School are technologically literate, able to aquire knowledge and learn new skills with relative ease and have the attitude and work ethic for success in an ever-changing world.


Te Puke High School • Te Puke High School is a friendly future-focused, co-educational community school. • There are approximately 1,000 students aged from 13 years to 18 years of age. • Classes are from Year 9 to Year 13 and an academic programme is offered to suit the individual needs of the student. • Te Puke High School has a small number of students from around the world and they receive personalised care. • The very important Core Values of Te Puke High School are Respect, Responsibility, Relationships and Reaching Potential. • A full range of subjects are offered, including Drama, Art, Music, Languages, ESOL and Outdoor Education.

Core Values

Reaching Potential

Relationships

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New Zealand • New Zealand offers every student a very supportive learning environment with relatively small class sizes and personalised attention from teaching staff. • New Zealand education system and qualifications are recognised and valued internationally. • New Zealand offers world famous scenic beauty and the opportunity to have many exciting adventures. • New Zealanders welcome other cultures and are well known for their friendliness. S w imm in

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Bay of Plenty • The Bay of Plenty offers adventure, beach life and beautiful landscapes. • The region’s towns have a vibrant, coastal lifestyle. • Sun, surf and shopping are some of the many reasons why the Bay of Plenty is a great place to stay. wellington

Te Puke • Te Puke is the Kiwifruit capital of the world and is located in the beautiful Bay of Plenty. • Te Puke has a population of approximately 7,200 residents. • Semi-rural but conveniently close to major centres and the wonderful coastline. • 4 beautiful white-sand beaches can be reached within 10 to 20 minutes drive. • Te Puke is a thriving farming region. • The area offers opportunities to enjoy beautiful scenery, bush walks, fishing, diving, surfing, jet boating, horse riding and many more fun activities. • Te Puke is an ideal place for international students to have a real Kiwi experience. • 3 Hours from Auckland city.

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Junior school Year English

Mathematics Science Social ScienceS Technology

The Arts

PE & Health Languages Computing

Year 9

• English

• Mathematics

• Science

• Social Studies

• Food Technology • Textiles Technology • Wood Technology • Metal Technology • Graphics

• Art • Drama • Music

• Physical Education & Health

• French • Japanese • Spanish • Te Reo Maori

• Information Technology

Year 10

• English

• Mathematics

• Science • Rural Science

• Social Studies • Economics

• Food Technology • Textiles Technology • Wood Technology • Metal Technology • Graphics

• Art • Drama • Dance • Music

• Physical Education & Health

• French • Japanese • Te Reo Maori

• Information Technology

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SENior school (NCEA* Levels 1, 2 & 3) English

Mathematics Science Social ScienceS Technology

Level 1

• English

• Mathematics

• Science • Agriculture • Horticulture

• Geography • History • Economics • Accounting

Level 2

• English • Media Studies

• Mathematics

• Science • Biology • Chemistry • Physics • Agriculture • Horticulture • Environmental Science

Level 3

• English • Media Studies

• Mathematics • Calculus • Statistics

• Biology • Chemistry • Physics • Agriculture/ Horticulture

*NCEA – National Certificate of Educational Achievements

The Arts

PE & Health Languages Computing

• Food and Nutrition • Fashion and Design • Wood Technology • Metal Technology • Graphics • Technicraft

• Art • Drama • Dance • Music • Music Performance

• Physical Education & Health • Health Studies

• Japanese • Te Reo Maori • Spanish • French

• Information Technology

• Careers Education

• Geography • History • Tourism • Economics • Accounting • Business Education

• Food and Nutrition • Fashion and Design • Automotive Engineering • Graphics

• Painting • Design • Photography • Drama • Dance • Music • Music Performance

• Physical Education • Outdoor Education • Health Studies

• Japanese • Te Reo Maori • Spanish • French

• Information Technology • Computer Studies

• Careers Education • Gateway • Early Childhood Studies • Youth Apprenticeship

• Geography • History • Tourism • Economics • Accounting • Business Education

• Food and Nutrition • Fashion and Design • Furniture Making • Automotive Engineering • Graphics

• Painting • Design • Photography • Drama • Dance • Music • Music Performance

• Physical Education • Outdoor Education • Health Studies

• Japanese • Te Reo Maori

• Information Technology • Computer Studies

• Careers Education • Gateway • Early Childhood Studies • Youth Apprenticeship

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Fun activities are arranged for international students each term by the Director of International Students to help promote international friendships and to add to their experiences.

Dance, drama and music

Culture At Te Puke High School international students are actively encouraged to engage in a wide range of co-curricular activities offered in Sports and the Arts, including:

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• Basketball, Canoe Polo, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Hockey, Kayaking, Motocross, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Skiing, Snowboarding, Surfing, Tennis, Volleyball and Waterpolo. • Bands, Choir, Dance, Orchestra, School Production, Talent Quest and Theatre Sports.


“Since the very beginning both the teachers and students were very friendly and gave me a very warm welcome. For me Te Puke High School is a good school with great environment and school system. I’m very happy to be here, both the teachers and students are very friendly.” – Farida,Thai student aged 17

“My homestay was wonderful! They did a lot of fun activities and trips with me and I felt really comfortable the whole time.” – Jana, German student aged 17

“I love this school because this school has very good friends and teachers. My teachers help me even if they are busy. All of the students at this school are very friendly.” – Shohei, Japanese student aged 16

“I loved and enjoyed so much being a student at TPHS. I have got a lot of memories of my year in NZ, but the ones I treasured the most are definitely from my time at school. To any international who is thinking about going to TPHS, don’t hesitate. If you want to have the most amazing time of your life, meet the most friendly and awesome people, TPHS is THE place to be!” – Claire, French student aged 17


Caroline Stevenson, ents Director of International Stud

Director of international Students • The Director of International Students interacts daily with the students and monitors their well-being and academic programme. • She provides on-going support for students to ensure that they are coping with life in New Zealand and at school. • The Director maintains regular contact with agents, parents and homestays.

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“I’ve lived in Te Puke and I’ve attended Te Puke High School. From my experience I would highly recommend this life changing experience to anyone who wants to study in New Zealand. I have really enjoyed being able to live in Te Puke and being able to attend Te Puke High School. I will NEVER forget it.” – Lautaro, Argentinean student aged 17

• English language support is available to all international students if necessary. • These small classes cater for all levels of English. • Support and preparation for the IELTS’ examination can be provided if required.

Orientation • International Students participate in an Orientation Programme on their arrival.

Accommodation Co-ordinator

• This programme provides information to help international students learn more about life in New Zealand, the school system and living with their homestay.

• She carefully selects friendly, active, warm and caring homestays for international students to have a real Kiwi experience.

• The Careers Department will help create an individual academic programme to best suit the student’s needs.

• She provides a wide range of homestay options, including farm stays, kiwifruit orchards, in town or near the beach.

Colette Hin tz, Accommoda tion Coordinator

ESOL Support

• The Accommodation Co-ordinator inspects, interviews and police-vets all new homestay families and meets regularly with them when they are hosting an international student.


All our homestays provide our international students with: • 3 meals a day, including school lunch • A separate bedroom which is fully furnished • Accommodation for the student’s entire stay including the school holidays • A welcoming, supportive and caring environment • A real Kiwi experience

Wonderful rural living

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Code of Conduct

Code Of Practice Te Puke High School is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Copies of the Code are available on request from Te Puke High School or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website in a variety of languages at: www.minedu.govt.nz/goto/international

New Zealand Immigration New Zealand Immigration Service is responsible for the issue of all visas for travel to New Zealand. Full details of visa requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service and can be viewed at http://www.immigration.govt.nz

Insurance International students must have current and comprehensive medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand. It is strongly recommended that the insurance covers travel to and from New Zealand as well as covering the student’s personal belongings. Travel and medical insurance for a year is approximately NZ $450 (luggage covered in transit only) or NZ $615 for full coverage. Te Puke High School is required to sight and approve all types of student insurance. An English translation of any overseas insurance policy is compulsory. Recommended insurance companies are: Unicare www.uni-care.org/claimforms.html Southern Cross Insurance www.southerncross.co.nz

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This can be arranged by the school if required.


For further information, please go to our website:

www.tepuke.school.nz

Or contact: Caroline Stevenson The Director of International Students

Te Puke High School 19 Tui Street, PO Box 344, Te Puke 3153 Telephone: +64 7 573 9769 ext.350 Fax: +64 7 573 9768 Email: international.students@ tepuke.school.nz


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