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Homestays are an important part of your new life in NZ and we work hard to make your time happy. We have a homestay co-ordinator who will find you a nice home.

  • If you want to leave a homestay that we arrange, you must give 2 weeks notice.
  • If you want to keep the same home over summer, the fee is $50 a week to hold the room.

All students are supervised by school homestay staff, and all homestays undergo Police checks.  (This policy is the same whether the school provides you with a homestay or students live with family friends or relatives).

  • All students must live within a reasonable distance of the school’s zone.
  • All students must inform the school of any changes in caregiver arrangements immediately.
  • Under no circumstances can students find accommodation through advertisements or go flatting.

To apply for homestay, send in the homestay application form with your enrolment. 


 2018 Homestay fees are $260 per week ($11,960 for 46 weeks) paid in advance


If you would like to host an international student, please fill in the forms below and send them to the International Department, along with a bank deposit slip.  A member of the International Team will then contact you as soon as available to organise a visit and take photos of your home.  

Once we have your profile we then match you with a student who needs accommodation.  If you have any questions please contact the International Department.

Parental Representation/Guardian

Year 9 and 10 students need a parental representative while studying in our school. This can be a family member, a friend of the family or an employee of a guardianship company. Please advise if you prefer a person who can speak your language; or a NZ person with good knowledge of the school and community. We have a guardianship company which we recommend and application forms are available.

This nominated representative is necessary in time of emergency to give medical permission, support students in legal matters and be a point of contact with the school in guidance and disciplinary matters. Parental representatives can be provided for older students, on request.

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