Category Archives: International

Fees and Policies


All prices have been quoted in New Zealand Dollars.

Full YearCost (NZD$)
Tuition Fee$13,000
Administration Fee (non-refundable)$1,000
Homestay Placement Fee$300
Weekly Homestay Fee$300
Homestay Change Administration Fee$200
Homestay Holding Fee$20 per week
Medical and Travel Insurance *$580
* Insurance premiums are calculated on exact travel dates and may, therefore, differ slightly from these estimates

Additional Fees

Subject FeesSome practical subjects have a charge for materials or workbooks used. This includes most Year 9 and 10 Option Subjects and includes but not limited to :-
– Outdoor Education
– Digital Technologies
– Food Technology
CompetitionsSome academic and sports competitions have a small charge to register
School TripsSchool trips usually have a small transport and entry fee
School Camps$300
ID Card$5

Click here for 2024 term dates. 2025 term dates are still being finalised.


Growing International Connections

We have enrolled our first international students who started this term. I thank our team including Mrs Dada and Mrs Clansey (International Student Coordinator) who worked hard to gain accreditation. This builds on the growing international connections which started with our annual attendance of the Hwa Chong Student Congress in Singapore and our reciprocal visit to our sister school in Nanching, China.

This reinforces the mantra “think global, act local” and helps our students to appreciate and understand other cultures and perspectives.

Growing greatness – Kia mana ake!

Our Application Process


Download and complete the application form. Send us your scanned completed form to
Your application is reviewed and you or your agent will be notified when a decision is made.
Sometimes we may require additional information.

Payment and Visa

An invoice will be issued along with a Conditional Offer Of Place (COP), which you can use to begin your visa application process.
Once payment is received by us, we will issue a receipt and an Offer Of Place (OOP). 

These, along with an assurance that accommodation has been arranged, will be required by you to obtain a Student Visa from the New Zealand Immigration Service

Accommodation and Flights

Once payment is received we will work to find accommodation to meet your needs if that is required.


You will need to have Travel and Medical Insurance before you arrive. 
If you’re staying in accommodation arranged by the school, we may arrange to collect you at the airport to bring you home if required.
Your host family will help you get to school for the first day.
We have an orientation program that will teach you everything you need to know about the school and how to maximise your time here.

Apply to Study

Applications for 2024 are now welcome.


All applicants are required to provide evidence of immunisation before their enrollment can be confirmed.

To complete the process, you will need to attach the following documents with your enrolment application.
  • Completed enrolment form
  • A scanned copy of your passport (and visa if you have one)
  • A photo
  • Your last school report, translated into English
  • Insurance certificate and policy details, translated into English (if you are booking your own)

Click here to see a description of our enrolment process.

Become a Host Family

Have you ever considered hosting an international student from Europe, the Americas, Russia or Asia? We are looking for families to become homestay providers to our international students. We need families for one term, two terms, and full-year periods. Families are reimbursed $300 per week.

What kind of families are we looking for?

We welcome applications from anyone in the Flat Bush area who speaks English in the home, has a clean, tidy home and a spare furnished bedroom, and has a desire to share their culture with an international student. Families need to be available and most of all, warm and welcoming.

Why host an international student?

Learning about a new culture through hosting an international student can be a very enriching experience, helping to enable people to understand other languages, food and customs.

If you are interested, we will endeavour to provide all the information you require. The application pack below contains information pertaining to expectations and guidelines which we hope will allow you to make that decision.


Students may live with one of the following :-

  • Their mother or father, who may apply for a Guardian visa to accompany them to New Zealand.
  • In a school approved homestay
  • With a family member or close family friend known to the student’s parents. This person is known as the Designated Caregiver (DCG) 


Some parents accompany their children to New Zealand. If students are living with a parent, the parent has full responsibility for the pastoral care of the student outside school hours.

Teachers and students from our sister school in Nanjing (Xian Lin Intermediate School) visiting MHJC


Many International Students choose to live in an accredited homestay arranged by the school. All our host families have been carefully selected by a highly trained and experienced team. We understand the importance of a relationship between the student and the host family and as such we aim to match students with a suitably compatible host family. Student needs and requests are always considered when making placements and this ensures that they are placed in an environment that works best for them.

Ian Morrison and Joan Clansey with our international students at the Bike Track Opening Ceremony

Our host families are wonderful and will give students the chance to experience the Kiwi way of life, as part of a caring family, and help them to develop their English language skills.

All homestay caregivers are police vetted in accordance with The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.

Designated Caregiver

Students can live with a Designated Caregiver (DCG) who is a person or family that the student’s parents have chosen to take care of their child while they are in New Zealand. The parents take full responsibility and accept the decisions made by their DCG regarding the day-to-day requirements of their child. Even though the parents have chosen the DCG, the school has a responsibility to check that the home is suitable for the student and if the caregiver will be verified as a DCG. All family members in the household over 18 years of age will be police vetted.

The DCG will need to sign the Designated Caregiver Agreement to acknowledge their understanding of the agreement and responsibility involved.

Do you wish to be a host family? Apply here!

Our Team

We have an International Student Team dedicated to the care and support of every international student, who chooses to make their home with us.

Senior LeaderInternational Student Coordinator

Raeesa Dada

Joan Clansey
Raeesa is responsible for managing the Global Connection portfolio.Joan is responsible for overseeing the International team. She approves applications and is the primary contact for parents, caregivers and agents.

Contact us at . Our administration hours are Monday to Friday, 8 am – 3:30 pm (New Zealand Standard Time). We will endeavour to respond on the next working day should your enquiry be outside of these hours.


Welcome to our school, the perfect choice for students who want the best of everything, a friendly multicultural school with great teachers and modern facilities. Located close to the airport and beaches, we are also in close proximity to the new Ormiston Town Centre.

Juliet Gao and Joan Clansey with fellow teachers visiting from Xian Lin Intermediate School in Nanjing

We have a team who are dedicated to the care and support of every international student who chooses to make their home with us for a few months or longer. To ensure that we provide the best care and attention to students, we are a signatory to the Ministry of Education’s Code of Practice – Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021 (The Code).

We welcome all prospective applicants to view NauMai NZ. This is an official government site for information on studying with New Zealand and will assist greatly in learning about, connecting with and exploring Aotearoa New Zealand.

We welcome international students to apply for the 2024 academic year.