Conditions of Acceptance

Te Akau ki Papamoa Primary School is able to offer placements for a number of International Students preferably to a maximum of one per nationality per class. Each enrolment application will be considered on an individual basis, taking into account the school’s existing student demand, class sizes and available resources.

  • Year 1-6 students (5-11 years of age) who are staying for longer than three months must live with at least one parent or legal guardian during the entire enrolment period. Those staying for short stays, i.e. less than three months, are also considered.
  • Students must be the appropriate age for the school.
  • No specified level of English applies.
  • An enrolment form and tuition agreement must be completed for every student, and signed by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Students will only be accepted if there is deemed to be space at the year level concerned and at the discretion of the Principal.
  • Students must pay their tuition fee prior to starting at Te Akau ki Papamoa School.
  • Students must have comprehensive Travel and Medical Insurance for the entire duration of their stay in New Zealand.
  • Students must have a current Student Visa that states they are studying at Te Akau ki Papamoa School and the parent or legal guardian must have a current Visitor Visa.
  • The School must be notified immediately of any change in contact details including residential address, phone numbers and accommodation type.
  • The School must be notified immediately of any change in visa status for both student and their parent/legal guardian as required by Immigration New Zealand
  • Te Akau ki Papapmoa School monitors attendance on a daily basis and if the child is going to be absent at any time, parents are required to inform the school.
  • Te Akau ki Papamoa School may choose not to enrol an international student who has additional needs if they are unable to provide the support that is deemed necessary for the student by health professionals such as physical or psychological clinicians. This will come down to a decision from the Principal and the Board of Trustees.
  • If a parent wants Te Akau ki Papamoa School to enrol their student as an International student with special needs but they do not meet the ASH requirements and are therefore not eligible for ORRS funding then Te Akau ki Papamoa School will seek their own professional advice and where necessary refer to the Human Rights Commission to consider.