Huanui College welcomes international students as part of our school community. International students enhance the learning environment of our school and provide a valuable cultural student mix.
At Huanui College, the Director of International Students can assist with the application process and offer a full service for obtaining accommodation, student visas and travel and health insurance at no extra charge.
Once enrolled, students participate in a comprehensive orientation programme designed to orientate them with the school environment and expectations, as well as receiving ongoing pastoral care.
International students are integrated into regular classes across Years 7 to 13 and, where appropriate, receive extra support in particular subjects.
Code of Practice
Huanui College has been accepted as a signatory and has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, published by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Copies of the Code are available on request from the school or from the NZQA website
To apply, please contact the school and an application form will be sent out to you. The completed application form needs to include the following: a photocopy of the student’s passport, a copy of the student’s birth certificate, certified school reports, references and certificates from their current school. Students need to supply evidence of all prior learning in its original non-translated format.
Conditions of Acceptance
Students are accepted for enrolment following an interview, assessment of English language skills as appropriate for year level and consideration of:
- Level of written and spoken English Language
- Previous school reports
- Character references and testimonials
- Academic ability for courses chosen
- Co-curricular activities
- Available places in the applied for Year Level
- Suitable living arrangements
On acceptance and in consultation with the student, students are placed at an appropriate academic level. This placement is determined by the student’s academic ability, course content previously covered and age.
Huanui College follows the Cambridge International Examinations programme. The Cambridge International Examinations website has more details.
Please contact the school for information regarding fees.
International Tuition Fee does NOT cover the cost of:
- Private Music Tuition
- Laptops and any related computer costs
- Student visa and permit application fee
- Travel and medical insurance
- Uniform items (school and sport)
- Optional activities (costs will be advised in advance)
- Text books and stationery
- Entry fees for Cambridge International Examinations
Approximate uniform costs are as follows:
- Junior College – Years 7-9 $ 750.00
- Senior College Girls – Years 10-13 $ 600.00
- Senior College Boys – Years 10-13 $ 750.00
Fee Refund Policy
As fees are payable in advance refunds may only be granted at the discretion of the Principal in exceptional circumstances.
The bond is refunded at the end of the enrolment period provided one full term’s notice of leaving has been given in writing to the school.
International students have an insurance cover approved by the school. This ensures that the student fees can be refunded if the school becomes unable to deliver courses to international students.
A variety of homestay accommodation can be organised through the school or, if living in a self-appointed homestay, details of those arrangements must be provided to Huanui College. There is also a licensed hostel available for international student accommodation. Details of the hostel can be obtained from the school or through w-edu. All homestay and hostel accommodation is monitored by the Huanui College School Accommodation Coordinator in accordance with the Code. Costs of accommodation are varied and can be obtained from the Principal.
All students are required to have a current student visa to be enrolled at Huanui College. Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service.
Eligibility for Health Services
Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly-funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health.
The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs.
Medical and Travel Insurance
International students must have appropriate current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand. The Principal can provide information regarding available insurance options.
“I really like studying in New Zealand, especially Whangarei, for its clean environment and friendly supporters at school and in the community.” Hayoon – Korea