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.
Download and complete the application form. Send us your scanned completed form to email@example.com. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We have an International Student Team dedicated to the care and support of every international student, who chooses to make their home with us.
International Student Coordinator
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.