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NEW ZEALAND
HIGH SCHOOL SELECT
PROGRAMMES

    YOUR JOURNEY STARTS HERE
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CONTENTS
Introduction                        5   Southland
STS Common Values                   6   James Hargest College           80
Education Overview - New Zealand    8   St Peter’s College              82
High School New Zealand            10
New Zealand School Locations       12   Taranaki
                                        New Plymouth Boys High School   84
Auckland                                Spotswood College               86
Auckland Grammar School            14
Avondale College                   16   Waikato
Howick College                     18   Hamilton Boys High School       88
King’s College                     20   Mercury Bay Area School         90
Mount Albert Grammar               22   Taupo-nui-a-Tia College         92
Pukekohe High School               24   Waihi College                   94
Takapuna Grammar School            26
Waiheke High School                28   Wellington
                                        Hutt Valley High School         96
Bay of Plenty                           Kapiti College                  98
Bethlehem College                  30   Kuranui College                 100
John Paul College                  32   Wellington East Girls College   102
Mount Maunganui College            34   Wellington High School          104
Tauranga Boys College              36   Rongotai College                106
Whakatane High School              38   Upper Hutt College              108

Canterbury                              Manawatu-Wanganui
Burnside High School               40   Freyberg High School            110
Geraldine High School              42   Taumarunui High School          112
Mount Hutt College                 44
Oxford Area School                 46   Other Select Locations          114
Papanui High School                48   Classic Locations               115
Rangiora High School               50   Application Process             116
Roncalli College                   52   Young Learner Courses           117
Timaru Boys High School            54

Hawke’s Bay
William Colenso College            56

Nelson
Nayland College                    58
Waimea College                     60

Northland
Kamo High School                   62
Kerikeri High School               64
Whangarei Boys High School         66

Otago
Cromwell College                   68

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Dunstan High School                70
Queens High School                 72
King’s High School                 74
Logan Park High School             76
Mount Aspiring College             78

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INTRODUCTION
                                THIS IS STS
                            Each programme offered by STS encourages students to
                            broaden their global perspective and seeks to strengthen
                            their understanding of new cultures. Through developing
                            language, social and technical skills, we can help open the
                            door to an exchange of ideas, values and beliefs. Founded
                            in an era in which young people had limited opportunities
                            to travel and learn through experience, STS has since
                            helped thousands of students explore the world through
                            our educational programmes.

                            Ensuring customer and partner satisfaction with their
                            STS experience requires dedication to providing high
                            quality service. We continuously develop our courses
                            and products to remain at the forefront of international
                            education in a constantly changing world. Over the years,
                            STS has built up a strong reputation based on a long-term
                            focus, experience, a knowledgeable workforce and highly-
                            trusted programmes. These factors are the foundation for
                            our long-lasting partnerships with partners all over the
                            world.

                            Within this Partner Manual, you will find information
                            regarding programme contents, application requirements,
                            application processes and more. This will give you an
                            overview of the general information you require as one of
                            our High School partner agencies.

                            Although we have tried to include as much information as
                            possible, specific questions can always arise. If so, please
                            do not hesitate to contact our dedicated Partner Relations
                            team at partner.sales@sts-education.com and we will be
                            happy to assist you.

                                    “Our mission is to empower
                                         young people to grow
                                        through education and
                                            cultural exchange.”

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STS COMMON VALUES                                                                                                                                         STS COMMON VALUES
       Going on a high school year abroad means taking           exchange is an opportunity like no other; filled with    For us, expertise means that we know what we are talking
       a break from regular school life at home to try           new experiences, challenges and rewards that will        about and are able to share our knowledge with our clients.
       something completely new. Students will be going          have an enduring positive impact.                        Our credibility in this field comes from our expertise, allowing
       to school in a new country to study in one of their       What are your aspirations? We look forward to            us to provide the best programmes possible.
       high schools, experiencing everyday life in a totally     helping you achieve your goals and to share with
       different culture. Even though the trip may only last     you our passion for international cultural and           We have experienced other cultures and life
       a year, this once in a lifetime experience will stay      educational exchange through our high quality            abroad ourselves. We know how inspiring it can
       with the student for their whole life.                    programmes. The schools we partner with value            be, but also the hard work it can take to make
                                                                 community and want to welcome students from              it work. We are driven by a desire to get more
       Even with just one semester on a high school              abroad to share their excellent teaching and             people to take the step towards growth and
       programme, our students see enormous benefits in          facilities. We take student satisfaction seriously and   development through study and experiences
       their life. As our students gain more indepedence,        we are proud of our long history of safeguarding,        abroad. Our expertise gives us the confidence
       improve their language skills and become more             quality and extraordinary customer service.              to take responsibility for our work and contributes
       culturally aware they will see benefits in their school                                                            to the company’s development, which is something
       life, their future careers and most of all in their       High school exchanges can open many doors                we value highly. Expertise means that we are constantly
       personal development. They’ll have the chance to          in life and we feel privileged to be in a position to    searching for new approaches and techniques to deliver the
       make friends from all over the world and to live as       help hundreds of ambitious students every year by        best experience to our customers.
       part of a welcoming host family, broadening their         providing programmes that meet their needs and
       connections around the globe. An international            exceed their expectations.

                                                                                                                          Passion, for us, means that we see our work as much more
                                                                                                                          than just a job. We always do our very best and always go
                                                                                                                          the extra mile to deliver world-class education and
                                                                                                                          experiences. In our world, nothing is impossible -
                                                                                                                          we will always find a solution.

                                                                                                                          We are passionate people who want to make
                                                                                                                          a difference. That’s why we are always open to
         Professional                           24 hour emergency                     Fun and informative                 new initiatives and ideas. The only way to not
                                                                                                                          make mistakes, is to stand still. Passion means
       customer service                            contact at STS                      welcome camps
                                                                                                                          that we care. We care about the details, we care
                                                                                                                          about each other and we care about you. We love
                                                                                                                          the industry we work in and consider ourselves lucky to
                                                                                                                          provide many great experiences to our customers.

      Students matched                        Exciting optional trips                    Dedicated and
                                                                                                                          Our company is a result of the respect we show to the different
       by interests and                        throughout the year                      experienced local                 qualities, beliefs and abilities of our people. Our business is
        requirements                                                                     representatives                  built on understanding and embracing international
                                                                                                                          studies and cultural exchange. We are convinced
                                                                                                                          that this is best done by living in another country.
                                                                                                                          Respect and care are qualities that you find at
                                                                                                                          the heart of our company. Without respect,
                                                                                                                          none of this would be possible.

                                                                                                                          By respect we mean that we treat our colleagues
            Detailed                             Welfare standards                      STS Education –                   with encouragement and good will. Together
                                                                                                                          we create a positive working environment where
         pre-departure                            in line with strict                60 years of experience               we stand by our words and actions, and a place where
          information                                regulations                         in the industry                  courage and creativity thrive.

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EDUCATION OVERVIEW
Why become an exchange student?
Our programme is designed for high school students who want to combine English language study,
academics, activities, skills development, and cultural experience.
                                                                                                                                          AGE             5         6    7    8    9     10      11         12        13     14    15    16      17          18+

Academic Overview                                                                                                                      YEAR LEVEL         1         2    3    4    5     6       7           8         9     10    11    12      13

Students are provided the opportunity to:
                                                                                                                                                                                                INTERMEDIATE
    •    Improve language skills                                                                                                                              PRIMARY SCHOOL EDUCATION              SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SECONDARY SCHOOL             POLYTECHNIC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                EDUCATION                 INSTITUTE/
                                                                                                                                                                     (5-8 subjects)               EDUCATION
    •    Experience the New Zealand culture for themselves                                                                               LEVEL                                                   (8-10 Subjects)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (5-6 Subjects)             UNIVERSITY

    •    Share their culture with New Zealanders
                                                                                                                                                                                                INTERMEDIATE                                              TERTIARY
    •    Prepare for secondary education and the global workforce                                                                                                PRIMARY SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                                                                                   SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         EDUCATION
New Zealand state secondary schools are usually known as secondary schools, high schools or colleges. The timetable
is arranged around subjects, and although students continue to experience a broad and balanced curriculum, some
specialisation is possible, especially in Years 11 to 13. Secondary students may begin courses of a more vocational nature
while at school but there is no direct separation of programmes into academic and vocational streams. Students are also
provided with professional career information and guidance.

WELFARE                                                              HOST FAMILIES                                                    BOARDING SCHOOL                                                    WELCOME CAMP
The well-being, safety and welfare of young people who               Your host family will do everything they can to make             With STS, students can choose to stay with a local host family     A Perfect Start
study with us is our first priority and it is vital to ensure they   students feel at home and are always there for them. Many        or there are options to stay full or part time at the school.      It’s important for us that each student gets a great start to
have a great experience. We adopt clear policies for the             of our exchange students come to see their host family as                                                                           their exchange year. That’s why we offer an STS Welcome
welfare of all students and these standards apply to all             their second home and go back to visit many times after          We have a number of Select schools that offer boarding             Camp for all of our students. It’s the perfect way to kick off
staff and host families who we employ. As an exchange                their exchange is over. Feeling at home in the host family       as an option. Boarding schools provide students with the           their time abroad and get to know other STS students who
organisation in New Zealand, we are a signatory to the               is an essential part of the exchange experience and is very      opportunity to board fulltime, or for just the school week         have the same adventure ahead of them. It’s a time to have
Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International              important to us. Because the host family is such a big part of   and stay with a host family during the weekends and                fun and get ready for life abroad! Before traveling to your
students, so too is each New Zealand secondary school                students time abroad, we always do our utmost to find the        holidays. Those who choose to board full-time will stay with       host family, you will get the chance to familiarise yourself
who welcome in Select students. All our staff including              right family for each student.                                   a host family during the school holidays.                          with your new life as an exchange student. Workshops
the team in the New Zealand Office, local staff, leaders and                                                                                                                                             (where you learn more about the host country, discuss
host families undertake a police check prior to joining us.                                                                           The boarding option provides students with independence            daily life and adapting to a new environment) are mixed
In addition to this, everybody is thoroughly interviewed,            Safe and inspiring families                                      in a well-supported and supervised hostel environment.             with activities, sightseeing and excursions in the city where
and host families have their accommodation carefully                 All of our host families go through a careful selection          The students are supported to make the most of the many            the camp takes place. Students will be preparing with
checked before hosting students. Our highly motivated                process. Local STS staff know the families in their area,        sporting, cultural and academic opportunities the schools          other exchange students, while being led by experienced
senior management team have experience in the delivery               collect references and select only those families genuinely      offer.                                                             STS staff. Students find the STS Welcome Camp both fun
of educational tours for young people from across the                interested in welcoming international students into their                                                                           and rewarding, and the contacts made with other students
world, and we make sure all welfare policies are followed            homes. Every student also has a local STS representative         Our partners are able to offer those students interested in        often last for the rest of the exchange. The Welcome Camp
through.                                                             and or a home stay coordinator appointed by the Select           experiencing boarding school abroad options at a number            is sure to be the first of many great memories during their
                                                                     school.                                                          of schools in New Zealand in many different locations.             time abroad.

                                                                     All host families are different
                                                                     STS host families are all unique. They may live in the city or   ADDITIONAL FEES WILL BE APPLY.
                                                                     in the country, have teenage children or toddlers, be single
                                                                     parents or part of large families. The one thing they always
                                                                     have in common is a great commitment to young people
                                                                     and an interest in different cultures.

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HIGH SCHOOL IN NZ
                                                                                                   With the aim to provide a flexible, supportive pathway that
                                                                                                   gives students the skills and qualifications to succeed anywhere
                                                                                                   in the world, you can feel secure in the knowledge that you have
                                                                                                   chosen a fantastic country with a very good education system.
                                                                                                   Students attend Secondary School while on the High School
                                                                                                   programme in NZ. Secondary School is also known as high
                                                                                                   school or college and students work towards the NZ National
                                                                                                   Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). Some schools
                                                                                                   offer Cambridge International Examination and International
                                                                                                   Baccalaureate programmes. There are many new experiences
                                                                                                   to be had while studying in a NZ High School.

                                                                                                                                    WARM CULTURE
                                                                                                   New Zealand is a fantastic country made up of two main islands
                                                                                                   that have mountainous backbones and flat areas around the
                                                                                                   coast providing spectacular scenery and many recreational
                                                                                                   opportunities also known as Kiwis. New Zealanders are known
                                                                                                   to be some of the most friendly, down-to-earth people who
                                                                                                   love the great outdoors.

                                                                                                                                  OUR LOCATIONS
                                                                                                   We have an extensive network of schools, host families and
                                                                                                   local coordinators throughout New Zealand. From Kerikeri in
                                                                                                   the Bay of Islands at the far North of the North Island to the very
                                                                                                   bottom of the South Island where unmatched beauty provides
                                                                                                   a natural playground, students can choose which part of New
                                                                                                   Zealand they would like to spend their exchange in.

                                                                                                   AGE RANGE   PROGRAMME   TERM     SEMESTER     TERM       YEAR     HOST FAMILY

                                                                                                                 CO-ED      BOYS      GIRLS      PUBLIC   BOARDING      PRIVATE
                                                                                                                SCHOOL     SCHOOL    SCHOOL     SCHOOL     SCHOOL       SCHOOL

                                                                                                    SELECT QUICK FACTS
                                                                                                     Choose from multiple locations and schools

                                                                                                     Age criteria: Anywhere from 10 - 19 years on arrival, school

NEW ZEALAND
                                                                                                     dependent.

                                                                                                     Starting months: January, April and July

                                                                                                     Language requirement: Good English

                                                                                                     Dedicated local representative and 24 hour emergency line
New Zealand is a unique country with beautifull natural landscapes from rainforests and lakes to
deserts and volcanoes. The country is sparsely populated with naturally warm and friendly people     Welcome Camp in Auckland
and is home to more sheeps and cows than people. If you like adventure, nature and awesome
people, then New Zealand is the destination for you.                                                 School year: January – December

                                                                                                     Full board accommodation in a host family

                                                                                                     Choice of length of study – 1 term, semester, 3 terms, full year

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NEW ZEALAND
                                               1    AUCKLAND
                                                    • MOUNT ALBERT GRAMMAR
                                                    • AVONDALE COLLEGE
                                                    • TAKAPUNA GRAMMAR SCHOOL

SCHOOL LOCATIONS
                                                    • HOWICK COLLEGE
                                                    • AUCKLAND GRAMMAR SCHOOL
                                                    • PUKEKOHE HIGH SCHOOL
                                                    • WAIHEKE HIGH SCHOOL

                                                    BAY OF PLENTY
                                               2
                                                    • JOHN PAUL COLLEGE
                                                    • BETHLEHEM COLLEGE
                                                    • MOUNT MAUNGANUI COLLEGE
                      7                             • TAURANGA BOYS COLLEGE
                                                    • WHAKATANE HIGH SCHOOL

                                               3    CANTERBURY
                                                    • BURNSIDE HIGH SCHOOL
                          1                         • PAPANUI HIGH SCHOOL
                                                    • GERALDINE HIGH SCHOOL
                                                    • MOUNT HUTT COLLEGE
                                                    • OXFORD AREA SCHOOL
                                                    • RANGIORA HIGH SCHOOL
             11                        2            • RONCALLI COLLEGE
                                                    • TIMARU BOYS HIGH SCHOOL

                                               4
                                                    HAWKE’S BAY
                                                    • WILLIAM COLENSO COLLEGE
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                                               5    MANAWATU-WANGANUI
                                                    • FREYBERG HIGH SCHOOL
                                                    • TAUMARUNUI HIGH SCHOOL
                                   4
                                               6    NELSON
             6                             5        • NAYLAND COLLEGE
                                                    • WAIMEA COLLEGE

                                               7
                                                    NORTHLAND
                                                    • KERIKERI HIGH SCHOOL
                              12                    • KAMO HIGH SCHOOL
                                                    • WHANGAREI BOYS HIGH SCHOOL

                                               8    OTAGO
                                                    • DUNSTAN HIGH SCHOOL
                                                    • CROMWELL COLLEGE
                                                    • QUEENS HIGH SCHOOL
                                                    • KINGS HIGH SCHOOL
                                                    • LOGAN PARK HIGH SCHOOL
  9                                                 • MOUNT ASPIRING COLLEGE

                  3                            9    SOUTHLAND
                                                    • ST PETER’S COLLEGE
                                                    • JAMES HARGEST COLLEGE

                                               10   TARANAKI
                                                    • NEW PLYMOUTH BOYS HIGH SCHOOL
                                                    • SPOTSWOOD COLLEGE

                                               11   WAIKATO
                                                    • HAMILTON BOYS HIGH SCHOOL
         8                                          • TAUPO-NUI-A-TIA COLLEGE
                                                    • WAIHI COLLEGE
                                                    • MERCURY BAY AREA SCHOOL

                                               12   WELLINGTON
                                                    • KURANUI COLLEGE
                                                    • HUTT VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
                                                    • WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
                                                    • WELLINGTON EAST GIRLS COLLEGE
                                                    • KAPITI COLLEGE
                                                    • RONGOTAI COLLEGE
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AUCKLAND                                                                                                                               THE SCHOOL

EPSOM
                                                                                                                                      Auckland Grammar School has a 150-year, rich
                                                                                                                                      history of academic excellence, and is highly
                                                                                                                                      regarded internationally for preparing students
                                                                                                                                      for admission to some of the very best universities
AUCKLAND GRAMMAR SCHOOL                                                                                                               worldwide. The School prides itself on its strong
                                                                                                                                      school culture, which has been cultivated through
                                                                                                                                      tradition and the development of well-rounded
                                                                                                                                      young people, who strive to be the best they can be
AGE RANGE   TERM     SEMESTER    TERM       YEAR   PROGRAMME   HOST FAMILY     BOYS        PUBLIC
                                                                                                                                      in all pursuits.
                                                                              SCHOOL      SCHOOL

                                                                                                                                       APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

                                                                                                                                      •   Full Zapp application
                                                                                                                                      •   Good health
                                                                                                                                      •   Good grades (minumum C average)
                                                                                                                                      •   Good knowledge of English
                                                                                                                                      •   Skype interview before acceptance

                                                                                                                                       THE COMMUNITY

                                                                                                                                      The School is located in an affluent part of Auckland,
                                                                                                                                      close to the city centre. The Old Boys of Auckland
                                                                                                                                      Grammar School are influential in business, politics,
                                                                                                                                      science and education, and as such, the school
                                                                                                                                      receives generous endowment donations which
                                                                                                                                      ensure the best facilities are provided for the next
                                                                                                                                      generation of enrolling students.

                                                                                                                                       SPORTS

    LOCATION INFORMATION                                                                                                              The traditional sports are Rugby, Soccer, Hockey,
                                                                                                                                      Cricket, Athletics and Tennis. In recent years Cycling,
Auckland Grammar School is situated in the heart of beautiful                                                                         Bastketball, Badminton, Waterpolo, Weightlifting,
Auckland. The School is located a short walkable distance                                                                             Rowing, Cross-Country, Yachting, Chess, Golf, Table
from the city centre and the University of Auckland. The large                                                                        Tennis, Touch Rugby, and Multisport events have
16-hectare campus sits on the northern slope of Mt Eden,                                                                              also emerged as strong sports at Auckland Grammar
giving students the advantage of being close to the shopping                                                                          School. In 2004, Hamish Carter was our first Old Boy
district of Newmarket and the natural environment Auckland                                                                            to win a gold medal at the Olympics. At the 2016
is famous for.                                                                                                                        Rio games, 8 Old Boys represented New Zealand in
                                                                                                                                      weightlifting, cycling, rowing, hockey and rugby. The
    ACADEMICS                                                                                                                         School has 52 All Black alumni (Old Boys), including
                                                                      Age criteria:                   Preparation course:             Reiko Ioane who became the eighth youngest All
                                                                      13 - 19 years old               Welcome Camp in Auckland
Auckland Grammar teaches boys from the age of 13 to                                                                                   Black Test debutant in 2016 at age 19.
18 from Year 9 to Year 13. The School uniquely offers two             Starting months:                School year:
separate curriculums of NCEA and CIE – A Levels.                      January, April and July         January – December
                                                                                                                                       EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
                                                                      Language requirement:           School day:
•   Accounting & Economics      •   History                           good English skills             9am - 3.15pm
•   Art                         •   Latin                                                                                             A wide range of sports, music, drama, art, culture and
•   Biology                     •   Maths                             Visa: mandatory – extra fees    Subjects:                       volunteering programmes available. There are 50+
                                                                      apply                           mandatory and optional          sports on offer, 5+ music groups including orchestra,
•   Business Studies            •   Photography                                                       subjects.
•   Chemistry                   •   Physics                           Area choice:                                                    stage, concert and jazz bands, as well as rock and
•   English                     •   Physical Education                yes – always included in High   Optional trips:                 percussion groups. There are also 7x traditional music
•   French                      •   Product Design                    School Select.                  South Island and North Island   fixtures per year for students to demonstrate their
                                                                                                      tour                            talent publically as well as various cultural and drama
•   Geography                   •   Spanish
•   Graphics                                                                                                                          productions.

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AUCKLAND                                                                                                                              THE SCHOOL

AVONDALE
                                                                                                                                      Established in 1945, Avondale College very soon
                                                                                                                                      became one of the largest schools in New Zealand.
                                                                                                                                      Since 1945 there has been a steady increase in the
                                                                                                                                      scholastic and sporting achievements of the school.
AVONDALE COLLEGE                                                                                                                      Today both the school and its achievements rank it
                                                                                                                                      among the best in New Zealand. The school is 10
                                                                                                                                      Minutes from the Auckland CBD and close to two
                                                                                                                                      large malls. It houses 120 brand new classrooms,
AGE RANGE   TERM     SEMESTER    TERM      YEAR    PROGRAMME   HOST FAMILY     CO-ED        PUBLIC
                                                                                                                                      a Performing Arts Centre, Technology Centre, 2
                                                                              SCHOOL       SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                      Gymnasiums, and 2 Dance Studios all on a sprawling
                                                                                                                                      26 acre campus.

                                                                                                                                      APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

                                                                                                                                      • Full Zapp application
                                                                                                                                      • Good health
                                                                                                                                      • Good grades (minumum C average)
                                                                                                                                      •THE
                                                                                                                                        Good   knowledge of English
                                                                                                                                             COMMUNITY
                                                                                                                                      • Skype interview before acceptance

                                                                                                                                          THE COMMUNITY

                                                                                                                                      Auckland has a very diverse population of approx.
                                                                                                                                      1.6 million people. With such a culturally diverse
                                                                                                                                      population, there are many different events/festivals
                                                                                                                                      throughout the year that celebrate the different
                                                                                                                                      cultures of the population. Auckland is ranked 3rd in
                                                                                                                                      the world for quality of life (Mercer survey), has two
                                                                                                                                      harbours and is referred to as the “city of sails”.

                                                                                                                                      SPORTS
 LOCATION INFORMATION
                                                                                                                                      •   Archery                 •   Netball
Avondale College is located in the “Central West” area of                                                                             •   Athletics               •   Rugby
New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. It is a 10 minute drive                                                                         •   Distance Running        •   Rugby League
away from the Auckland city centre, and close to nature in the                                                                        •   Badminton               •   Snow Team
Waitakere Ranges and Piha/Muriwai surf beaches. Lynn Mall                                                                             •   Basketball              •   Squash
and the main train and bus transport hub is 1 km away from                                                                            •   Cricket                 •   Swimming
the school.                                                                                                                           •   Diving                  •   Tennis
                                                                                                                                      •   E-Sports                •   Ultimate Frisbee
                                                                                                                                      •   Fencing                 •   Underwater Hockey
 ACADEMICS
                                                                                                                                      •   Football                •   Volleyball
                                                                      Age criteria:                   Preparation course: Welcome     •   Hockey                  •   Water Polo
• Dual NCEA & Cambridge International Exam courses.                   13 - 19 years old.              Camp in Auckland city           •   Indoor Bowls            •   Weightlifting
• Science and arts subjects plus languages
                                                                                                                                      •   Lacrosse
  (Spanish, Japanese, German, French).                                Starting months:                School year:
• Specialist Academies – Academic, Sports, and Performing             January, April and July         January – December
  Arts plus an accelerate programme.                                                                                                  EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
• “Standard” NCEA subjects offered - English, Mathematics,            Language requirement:           School day:
                                                                      good English skills.            8.50am - 3.15pm
  Sciences, Social Sciences. Some speciality subjects -
                                                                                                                                      •   Anime Club              •   Magic the Gathering
  Psychology, Outdoor Education, Food Technology,                     Visa: mandatory – extra fee     Subjects:                       •   Creative Writing Club   •   Music groups/bands
  Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering,                     applicable.                     mandatory and optional          •   Dance                   •   Robotics
  Photography, Horticulture, Dance, Drama, Carpentry &                                                subjects.
                                                                      Area choice:
                                                                                                                                      •   Debating                •   Spirit of Adventure
  Design and Visual Communication.
                                                                      yes – always included in High   Optional trips:                 •   Garden Club             •   Spoken Word
• Top NZ School in Microsoft Competitions.
                                                                      School Select.                  South Island and North Island   •   K-Pop Group             •   Tai Chi
• Top ICT Certification provider for college students in NZ.                                          tour                            •   Kapa Haka               •   Theatre productions

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AUCKLAND                                                                                                                             THE SCHOOL

COCKLE BAY, EAST AUCKLAND
                                                                                                                                    Howick College is a dynamic and innovative
                                                                                                                                    secondary school, which fosters a culture of inclusion
                                                                                                                                    and diversity. Our students are encouraged and
                                                                                                                                    supported to reach their potential in all academic,
HOWICK COLLEGE                                                                                                                      sporting and cultural pursuits. A Howick College
                                                                                                                                    student aspires to be a passionate, motivated
                                                                                                                                    learner who follows the core values of: Commitment,
                                                                                                                                    Community and Courtesy. We offer an End of Year
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                                                                                                                                    Programme for non-NCEA students.
                                                                            SCHOOL     SCHOOL

                                                                                                                                     APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

                                                                                                                                    •   Full Zapp application
                                                                                                                                    •   Good health
                                                                                                                                    •   Good grades (minumum C average)
                                                                                                                                    •   Good knowledge of English
                                                                                                                                    •   Skype interview before acceptance

                                                                                                                                     THE COMMUNITY

                                                                                                                                    The school is close to beaches and shopping malls.
                                                                                                                                    Students are actively involved in fundraising and
                                                                                                                                    community projects.

                                                                                                                                     SPORTS

                                                                                                                                    •   Aquathon                •   Orienteering
                                                                                                                                    •   Athletics               •   Rock Climbing
                                                                                                                                    •   Badminton               •   Skiing
                                                                                                                                    •   Basketball              •   Snowboarding
                                                                                                                                    •   Chess                   •   Soccer
    LOCATION INFORMATION                                                                                                            •   Cricket                 •   Softball
                                                                                                                                    •   Cross Country           •   Surfing
Howick is an eastern suburb of Auckland, New Zealand,                                                                               •   Cycling                 •   Swimming
forming part of what is sometimes called East Auckland.                                                                             •   Duathlon                •   Table Tennis
Due to the numerous remaining heritage buildings and                                                                                •   Equestrian              •   Ten Pin Bowling
other historical remnants from its early European settlement                                                                        •   Golf                    •   Tennis
past. Howick has been called “perhaps Auckland’s most                                                                               •   Gymnastics              •   Touch Rugby
historically conscious place.”                                                                                                      •   Hockey                  •   Trampolining
                                                                                                                                    •   Lawn Bowls              •   Triathlon
                                                                                                                                    •   Mountain Biking         •   Underwater Hockey
    ACADEMICS                                                                                                                       •   Multi-Sport             •   Volleyball
                                                                                                                                    •   Netball                 •   Waterpolo
•   Accounting                 •   Geography                        Age criteria:                   Preparation course: Welcome
•   Art                        •   Graphics & Design                13 - 19 years.                  Camp in Auckland city
•   Building Construction      •   Health Studies                                                                                    EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
                                                                    Starting months:                School year:
•   Business Management        •   History                          January, April and July         January – December
•   Classical studies          •   Hospitality                                                                                      Students are encouraged to become involved in
•   Communication skills       •   Japanese                         Language requirement:           School day:
                                                                                                                                    many of the incredible opportunities we offer. The
•   Computer studies           •   Te Reo Māori                     good English skills.            8.40am - 3.20pm
                                                                                                                                    International Food Festival, School Production and
•   Dance                      •   Mathematics                                                                                      Principal’s morning tea are just a few of our highly
                                                                    Visa: mandatory – extra fee     Subjects:
•   Design & Image Making      •   Media Studies                                                                                    anticipated events. Groups include:
                                                                    applicable.                     mandatory and optional
•   Drama                      •   Music                                                            subjects.
•   Economics                  •   Outdoor Education                Area choice:                                                    •   Dance                   • Kapa Haka
•   English                    •   Physical Education               yes – always included in High   Optional trips:                 •   Debating                • Orchestra
•   Food Technology            •   Social Studies                   School Select.                  South Island and North Island
                                                                                                                                    •   Environment Club        • Theatre Sports
•   French                     •   Tourism                                                          tour
                                                                                                                                    •   Jazz Band

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AUCKLAND                                                                                                                                  THE SCHOOL

OTAHUHU
                                                                                                                                          Our students benefit from our rich history and the
                                                                                                                                          strong community that has developed around the
                                                                                                                                          College since its foundation more than 120 years ago.
                                                                                                                                          King’s College is an independent secondary boarding
KING’S COLLEGE                                                                                                                            and day school. King’s offers top performing sports
                                                                                                                                          and cultural/musical programmes. 26 sports are
                                                                                                                                          offered at excellent facilities on our large site. Aside
                                                                                                                                          from our own outdoor education camp, King’s also
AGE RANGE    TERM     SEMESTER    TERM       YEAR    PROGRAMME   HOST FAMILY     CO-ED      PRIVATE     BOARDING
                                                                                                                                          offers a Golf programme with Royal Auckland Golf
                                                                                SCHOOL      SCHOOL       SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                          Course which is next door to the College.

                                                                                                                                          APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

                                                                                                                                          •   Full Zapp application
                                                                                                                                          •   Good health
                                                                                                                                          •   Good grades (minumum C average)
                                                                                                                                          •   Good knowledge of English
                                                                                                                                          •   Skype interview before acceptance

                                                                                                                                          THE COMMUNITY

                                                                                                                                          We are located in a sprawling and beautiful historic
                                                                                                                                          campus with a strong community network. The
                                                                                                                                          relationships that our students develop, during their
                                                                                                                                          time at school, endure long after they have left the
                                                                                                                                          College grounds and we encourage them to foster
                                                                                                                                          these friendships and stay in touch with their King’s
                                                                                                                                          network.

                                                                                                                                          SPORTS

                                                                                                                                          •   Archery                  •   Netball
    LOCATION INFORMATION
                                                                                                                                          •   Athletics                •   Orienteering
                                                                                                                                          •   Badminton                •   Rowing
Rated as the third most liveable city in the world, Auckland is                                                                           •   Basketball               •   Rugby
an exhilarating mix of natural wonders and urban adventures.                                                                              •   Clay Target Shooting     •   Sailing
From shopping, dining and entertainment to appease all                                                                                    •   Cricket                  •   Skiing
tastes to art, culture and adventure, Auckland City provides                                                                              •   Cross Country            •   Squash
opportunities to suit everyone making it the perfect city to live                                                                         •   Cycling                  •   Swimming
and study in.                                                                                                                             •   Equestrian               •   Tennis
                                                                                                                                          •   Football                 •   Touch Rugby
    ACADEMICS                                                                                                                             •   Golf                     •   Triathlon
                                                                                                                                          •   Hockey                   •   Water Polo
•   Art History                  •   Marine Science                     Age criteria:                     Preparation course: Welcome
                                                                        14–17 years old.                  Camp in Auckland city
•   Biology                      •   Mathematics                                                                                          EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
•   Business Studies             •   Media Studies                      Starting months:                  School year:
•   Chemistry                    •   Music                              January, April and July           January – December
•   Classical Studies            •   Outdoor Education                                                                                    • Blues Band                 •   Orchestra
•   Computer Science             •   Philosophy                         Language requirement:             School day:                     • Boys’ Choir                •   Rock Band
•   Drama                        •   Physical Education                 good English skills.              8.50am - 3.20pm                 • Concert Band               •   Speech and Drama
•   Economics                    •   Physics                                                                                              • Drama Productions          •   Stage Challenge
                                                                        Visa: mandatory – extra fee       Subjects:
•   English                      •   Psychology                         applicable.                       mandatory and optional          • Girls’ Choir               •   String Orchestra
•   French                       •   Science                                                              subjects.                       • Instrument and vocal       •   Symphony
•   Geography                    •   Spanish                            Area choice:                                                        lessons                    •   Theatre Club
•   Global Perspectives          •   Te Reo Māori                       yes – always included in High     Optional trips:                 • Jazz Band                  •   Theatre Sports
•   History                      •   Technology & Design                School Select.                    South Island and North Island   • Kapa Haka                  •   Writing Club
                                                                                                          tour
•   IT & IM                                                                                                                               • Make-up for drama

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AUCKLAND                                                                                                                                    THE SCHOOL

MOUNT ALBERT
                                                                                                                                           Mount Albert Grammar School, founded in 1922, is
                                                                                                                                           a co-educational New Zealand Government High
                                                                                                                                           School of spirit, pride and tradition. Set on a large,
                                                                                                                                           superbly equipped campus, the school is a vibrant,
MOUNT ALBERT GRAMMAR SCHOOL                                                                                                                friendly and welcoming place which provides excellent
                                                                                                                                           pastoral care. With large grounds it has superb
                                                                                                                                           facilities, including the original historic buildings, 2
                                                                                                                                           heated swimming pools, tennis courts, large playing
AGE RANGE    TERM     SEMESTER     TERM       YEAR    PROGRAMME   HOST FAMILY     CO-ED       PUBLIC     BOARDING
                                                                                                                                           fields, 2 gymnasiums, an astronomical observatory,
                                                                                 SCHOOL      SCHOOL       SCHOOL                           dance and drama studios and an 8-hectare working
                                                                                                                                           farm.

                                                                                                                                            APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

                                                                                                                                           •   Full Zapp application
                                                                                                                                           •   Good health
                                                                                                                                           •   Good grades (minumum C average)
                                                                                                                                           •   Good knowledge of English
                                                                                                                                           •   Skype interview before acceptance

                                                                                                                                            THE COMMUNITY

                                                                                                                                           Mount Albert is an inner-city suburb of Auckland,
                                                                                                                                           which is the largest city in New Zealand. Auckland has
                                                                                                                                           been named the third most liveable city in the world,
                                                                                                                                           on the Mercure Quality of Life Survey, four times in
                                                                                                                                           the past five years. Mt Albert is close to Auckland’s
                                                                                                                                           beautiful harbours, islands, beaches and forest. Mt
                                                                                                                                           Albert has a rich history – from settlement by Māori
                                                                                                                                           centuries before the Europeans arrived, to its status as
                                                                                                                                           one of Auckland’s more desirable suburbs.
 LOCATION INFORMATION
                                                                                                                                            SPORTS
The school is located 15 minutes from downtown Auckland,
New Zealand’s largest city and business capital. Auckland is                                                                               The school is a top sporting school, regularly winning
an exciting diversity of art, music, cuisine, cultural activities,                                                                         New Zealand championships in a wide range of
and sports. The city hosts numerous events to enjoy                                                                                        sports. There are elite sports academies for :
throughout the year.
                                                                                                                                           •   Basketball
                                                                                                                                           •   Cricket
                                                                                                                                           •   Football
                                                                                                                                           •   Netball
                                                                         Age criteria:                     Preparation course: Welcome     •   Rowing
                                                                         14–17 years old.                  Camp in Auckland city           •   Rugby
 ACADEMICS                                                                                                                                 •   Swimming
                                                                         Starting months:                  School year:
                                                                         January, April and July           January – December
The school’s top 5 ranking in the New Zealand government                                                                                   We also offer more than 20 sports.
NZQA Scholarship examinations reflect the school’s academic              Language requirement:             School day:
excellence. A large range of academic subjects are offered.              good English skills.              8.45 am - 3.10 pm                EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
The school emphasises academic achievement within a
                                                                         Visa: mandatory – extra fee       Subjects:
caring and supportive environment and provides students                                                                                    • Choirs                     •   Jazz bands
                                                                         applicable.                       mandatory and optional
with an excellent foundation for university education in New                                               subjects.                       • Clubs                      •   Music tuition
Zealand and overseas. Students are integrated into the school            Area choice:                                                      • Cultural concerts          •   Orchestra
system and involved in all aspects of school life.                       yes – always included in High     Optional trips:                 • Dance and musical          •   String groups
                                                                         School Select.                    South Island and North Island     productions                •   Visual arts events
                                                                                                           tour
                                                                                                                                           • Drama

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AUCKLAND                                                                                                                               THE SCHOOL

PUKEKOHE
                                                                                                                                      Pukekohe High School is a rural school at the heart
                                                                                                                                      of a friendly, welcoming and very safe community,
                                                                                                                                      on the outskirts of Auckland. It is close enough to visit
                                                                                                                                      the city in 45 mins -1 hour by train/car or bus and 35
PUKEKOHE HIGH SCHOOL                                                                                                                  mins to Auckland Airport. It’s a fantastic central location
                                                                                                                                      for quality high street shopping, movies, recreational
                                                                                                                                      centres, gyms, ten pin bowling, theatres, motor/horse
                                                                                                                                      racing track, rugby stadium, fast food outlets and kiwi
AGE RANGE   TERM     SEMESTER    TERM       YEAR   PROGRAMME   HOST FAMILY     CO-ED       PUBLIC
                                                                                                                                      style restaurants.
                                                                              SCHOOL      SCHOOL

                                                                                                                                       APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

                                                                                                                                      •   Full Zapp application
                                                                                                                                      •   Good health
                                                                                                                                      •   Good grades (minumum C average)
                                                                                                                                      •   Good knowledge of English
                                                                                                                                      •   Skype interview before acceptance

                                                                                                                                       THE COMMUNITY

                                                                                                                                      Our European students enjoy the closeness to the
                                                                                                                                      beach and the water sport facilities/activities.
                                                                                                                                      We have an excellent outdoor education programme
                                                                                                                                      for students in Year 11, 12 and 13.

                                                                                                                                       SPORTS

 LOCATION INFORMATION                                                                                                                 •   Athletics                 •    Rock Climbing
                                                                                                                                      •   Badminton                 •    Rowing
The school is located in the Auckland region in the North                                                                             •   Basketball                •    Rugby
Island of New Zealand at Pukekohe High School is to be a                                                                              •   Cricket                   •    Soccer
positive place of learning where students are challenged,                                                                             •   Cross Country             •    Softball
become equipped to fulfil their potential and achieve their                                                                           •   Duathlon                  •    Squash
aspirations. The aim is to ensure that each student is treated                                                                        •   Equestrian                •    Swimming
as an individual and is catered for in an interesting and                                                                             •   Gym Sports                •    Table Tennis
supportive learning environment. The school is a year 9-13                                                                            •   Hockey                    •    Touch Rugby
high school.                                                                                                                          •   Netball                   •    Triathlon
                                                                                                                                      •   Orienteering              •    Wrestling
 ACADEMICS                                                            Age criteria:                   Preparation course: Welcome     •   Outdoor Education
                                                                      14-18 years.                    Camp in Auckland city
We offer one of the best Art, Music and Drama departments             Starting months:                School year:
in the North Island with highly qualified, passionate teachers                                                                         EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
                                                                      January, April and July         January – December
and artists. Our Hospitality and Catering programme
along with Media Studies, French, Art Photography,                    Language requirement:           School day:                     • Christian Youth              •   Kapa Haka
Drama/Performing Arts, Food Technology, Business and                  good English skills.            8.35am - 3.25pm                   Group                        •   Magazine production
Management studies, Sport Leadership and Physical                                                                                     • Concert Band                 •   Musicals
                                                                      Visa: mandatory – extra fee     Subjects:
Education and Health are also very popular choices for                applicable.                     mandatory and optional          • Dance                        •   Orchestra
students wanting to get the best experience from their                                                subjects.                       • Debating                     •   Rock Band
classroom studies. All of these classes are offered at senior         Area choice:                                                    • Drama                        •   Speech
levels yr 11-yr 13 (NCEA Levels1-3) with some being offered           yes – always included in High   Optional trips:                 • Environmentalists            •   String ensembles
at junior level as well. There are 7 different science subjects       School Select.                  South Island and North Island   • Interact                     •   Theatre sports
offered.                                                                                              tour
                                                                                                                                      • Jazz Band

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AUCKLAND                                                                                                                                  THE SCHOOL

BELMONT, NORTH SHORE
                                                                                                                                         Takapuna Grammar was opened in 1927 and is one
                                                                                                                                         of 7 Grammar Schools built in Auckland. The school
                                                                                                                                         is set on 12 hectares of grounds and playing fields,
                                                                                                                                         bordered by the Waitemata Harbour with Rangitoto
TAKAPUNA GRAMMAR SCHOOL                                                                                                                  Island dominating the seascape. The school is a
                                                                                                                                         signatory to the New Zealand Ministry of Education’s
                                                                                                                                         “Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International
                                                                                                                                         Students”. The students have access to the support of
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                                                                                                                                         7 full-time International Department staff including
                                                                                 SCHOOL     SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                         1st language Korean and Chinese counsellors.
                                                                                                                                         There are approximately 1500 resident New Zealand
                                                                                                                                         students and because of the migration patterns over
                                                                                                                                         recent years, these students are from a wide range of
                                                                                                                                         ethnic backgrounds.

                                                                                                                                          APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

                                                                                                                                         •   Full Zapp application
                                                                                                                                         •   Good health
                                                                                                                                         •   Good grades (minumum C average)
                                                                                                                                         •   Good knowledge of English
                                                                                                                                         •   Skype interview before acceptance

                                                                                                                                          THE COMMUNITY

                                                                                                                                         Students mainly live inside a zone that has been
                                                                                                                                         created around the school, centred on the areas of
                                                                                                                                         Devonport, Takapuna and Milford. Students who
                                                                                                                                         reside inside this zone have absolute right of entry
                                                                                                                                         into the school. It is therefore a community school and
    LOCATION INFORMATION
                                                                                                                                         many of the students are the third or fourth generation
                                                                                                                                         of their family to attend.
Takapuna Grammar School is a government co-educational
high school situated on the North Shore of Auckland.
Auckland is located in the northern part of the North Island
of New Zealand. The Takapuna Beach area is a nightlife hub                                                                                SPORTS
and boutique shopping centre of the North Shore.
                                                                                                                                         •   Athletics                •   Rugby
                                                                                                                                         •   Badminton                •   Skiing
                                                                                                                                         •   Basketball               •   Soccer
                                                                                                                                         •   Cricket                  •   Tennis
    ACADEMICS                                                            Age criteria:                   Preparation course: Welcome     •   Cycling                  •   Touch Rugby
                                                                         13-18 years                     Camp in Auckland city           •   Golf                     •   Ultimate Frisbee
•   Art                            •   History                                                                                           •   Hockey                   •   Volleyball
                                                                         Starting months:                School year:
•   Biology                        •   Hospitality                                                                                       •   Netball                  •   Waterpolo
                                                                         January, April and July         January – December
•   Business Studies               •   Japanese                                                                                          •   Rowing
•   Chemistry                      •   Mathematics                       Language requirement:           School day:
•   Classical Studies              •   Media Studies                     good English skills.            8.40am - 3.05pm
•   Dance                          •   Music                                                                                              EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
•   Design and Visual              •   Physical Education                Visa: mandatory – extra fee     Subjects:
                                                                         applicable.                     mandatory and optional
    Communication                  •   Physics
                                                                                                         subjects.
•   Drama                          •   Spanish                           Area choice:                                                    •   Dance                    •   Kapa Haka
•   English                        •   Te Reo Māori                      yes – always included in High   Optional trips:                 •   Debating                 •   Music Groups
•   French                         •   Technologies                      School Select.                  South Island and North Island   •   Fan Dance                •   School Librarians
•   Geography                      •   Tourism                                                           tour                            •   Fashion Show             •   Theatre Sports

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AUCKLAND                                                                                                                                THE SCHOOL

WAIHEKE ISLAND
                                                                                                                                       Waiheke High School offers an exciting opportunity
                                                                                                                                       for students to be part of an island community. Just
                                                                                                                                       35 minutes by ferry from the centre of Auckland City,
                                                                                                                                       Waiheke Island is a very special part of New Zealand.
WAIHEKE HIGH SCHOOL                                                                                                                    Waiheke High School provides a quality educational
                                                                                                                                       experience with some unique subject opportunities
                                                                                                                                       because of the School’s unique location. The Sea
                                                                                                                                       Sports Academy and Viticulture courses are popular
AGE RANGE     TERM    SEMESTER   TERM        YEAR   PROGRAMME   HOST FAMILY     CO-ED       PUBLIC
                                                                                                                                       with international students. Waiheke High School has
                                                                               SCHOOL      SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                       a strong sense of community and there are several
                                                                                                                                       events in which the whole school participates. In
                                                                                                                                       summer, there is ‘Beach Sports’ day where all the
                                                                                                                                       students go to the beach and participate in a range of
                                                                                                                                       fun activities, from swimming and kayaking races to
                                                                                                                                       sand castle building competitions. Matariki is another
                                                                                                                                       significant event for the School. Matariki is held in
                                                                                                                                       June and is celebration of the Māori New Year.

                                                                                                                                        APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

                                                                                                                                       •   Full Zapp application
                                                                                                                                       •   Good health
                                                                                                                                       •   Good grades (minumum C average)
                                                                                                                                       •   Good knowledge of English
                                                                                                                                       •   Skype interview before acceptance

                                                                                                                                        THE COMMUNITY

                                                                                                                                       Waiheke Island is a special and beautiful place to live.
                                                                                                                                       It has golden sandy beaches with stunning scenery
                                                                                                                                       and clean blue water. Dolphins, and occasionally
                                                                                                                                       whales, are spotted in the waters around Waiheke.
    LOCATION INFORMATION                                                                                                               The most popular leisure activities revolve around
                                                                                                                                       the sea, for example: swimming, kayaking, fishing,
Waiheke High School is located on Waiheke Island. This is                                                                              snorkelling and sailing. Regular fast ferries run every
a small island off the coast of the upper North Island, close                                                                          half hour or hour between Waiheke Island and
to Auckland, New Zealand’s capital city. Waiheke Island is a                                                                           Auckland City.
35 minute ferry ride from Auckland City, and ferries usually
run every half an hour. Waiheke Island is a famous tourist
                                                                                                                                        SPORTS
destination which people from around the world come to
enjoy. The island is very safe and prides itself on being a
                                                                                                                                       •   Basketball               • Volleyball
caring community. The population is about 8,000.
                                                                                                                                       •   Football                 • Waka Ama (Māori
                                                                                                                                       •   Kick boxing                traditional racing
    ACADEMICS                                                          Age criteria:                   Preparation course: Welcome
                                                                                                                                       •   Sailing                    canoes)
                                                                       14–17 years old.                Camp in Auckland city

•   Art                          •   Mathematics                       Starting months:                School year:                     EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
•   Building & Construction      •   Music                             January, April and July         January – December
•   Business Studies             •   Painting
                                                                       Language requirement:           School day:                     Waiheke High School currently offers the following
•   Design & Visual              •   Photography
                                                                       good English skills.            8.30am - 3.10pm                 extracurricular activities, as well as sports mentioned
    Communication                •   Physical Education
                                                                                                                                       previously:
•   Drama                        •   Sea Sports                        Visa: mandatory – extra fee     Subjects:
•   English                      •   Sciences                          applicable.                     mandatory and optional          •   Lawn Bowls               • Theatre sports
•   Geography                    •   Social Studies                                                    subjects.                       •   Māori Performing Arts    • Ultimate Frisbee
•   History                      •   Spanish                           Area choice:                                                    •   Mountain Biking          • Weight & Circuit
•   Hospitality                  •   Technology Hard Materials         yes – always included in High   Optional trips:                 •   Orienteering               Training
•   Te Reo Māori                 •   Viticulture                       School Select.                  South Island and North Island   •   Robotics                 • Yoga
                                                                                                       tour
                                                                                                                                       •   Running

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BAY OF PLENTY                                                                                                                           THE SCHOOL

TAURANGA
                                                                                                                                       Bethlehem College is a co-educational, state-
                                                                                                                                       integrated (1/2 private & 1/2 public), Christian school,
                                                                                                                                       incorporating. Intermediate and Secondary. They
                                                                                                                                       enrol students from Years 1 -13 (or 5-18 years of age).
BETHLEHEM COLLEGE                                                                                                                      Bethlehem College has an enrolment of 1,700+
                                                                                                                                       students, including 80 international students from
                                                                                                                                       Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Papua
                                                                                                                                       New Guinea, South Korea, Thailand and the USA.
AGE RANGE    TERM     SEMESTER   TERM       YEAR   PROGRAMME   HOST FAMILY     CO-ED      PRIVATE      PUBLIC
                                                                                                                                       We encourage students to strive for excellence in all
                                                                              SCHOOL      SCHOOL      SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                       educational and personal endeavours, and value co-
                                                                                                                                       operation across groups, languages and cultures.

                                                                                                                                        APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

                                                                                                                                       •   Full Zapp application
                                                                                                                                       •   Good health
                                                                                                                                       •   Good grades (minumum C average)
                                                                                                                                       •   Good knowledge of English
                                                                                                                                       •   Skype interview before acceptance

                                                                                                                                        THE COMMUNITY

                                                                                                                                       Tauranga is the most populous city in the Bay of
                                                                                                                                       Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand.
                                                                                                                                       Tauranga is one of New Zealand’s main centers for
                                                                                                                                       business, international trade, culture, fashion and
                                                                                                                                       horticultural science. Tauranga is home to a large
                                                                                                                                       number of migrants, especially from the UK, attracted
                                                                                                                                       to the area by the climate and quality of life.

                                                                                                                                        SPORTS

    LOCATION INFORMATION                                                                                                               •   Athletics                 • Skiing &
                                                                                                                                       •   Badminton                   Snowboarding
Bethlehem College is situated in the beautiful coastal city                                                                            •   Basketball                • Squash
of Tauranga, approximately 2.5 hours south of Auckland.                                                                                •   Beach Volleyball          • Surf Lifesaving
Tauranga has a mild, pleasant climate and is a top holiday                                                                             •   Cricket                   • Surfing
and tourist destination, with the attraction of sun, surf and                                                                          •   Cross-Country             • Swimming
sand. Tauranga has a vibrant, multi-cultural community, with                                                                           •   Football                  • Synchronized
a fast-growing population (approximately 130,000), and is                                                                              •   Golf                        Swimming
now the 5th largest city in NZ.                                                                                                        •   Gymnastics                • Table tennis
                                                                                                                                       •   Hockey                    • Tennis
                                                                                                                                       •   Multi-Sport               • Touch Rugby
                                                                      Age criteria:                    Preparation course: Welcome     •   Netball                   • Tramping
                                                                      13–18 years.                     Camp in Auckland city           •   Rock Climbing             • Volleyball
                                                                                                                                       •   Rowing                    • Water Polo
    ACADEMICS                                                         Starting months:                 School year:
                                                                                                                                       •   Rugby
                                                                      January, April and July          January – December

•   Agriculture & Horticulture   •   Geography                        Language requirement:            School day:                      EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
•   Arts                         •   History                          good English skills.             8.35am - 3.15pm
•   Automotive Engineering       •   Mathematics                                                                                       •   Choir                    • School productions
                                                                      Visa: mandatory – extra fee      Subjects:
•   Business studies             •   Outdoor Education                applicable.                      mandatory and optional          •   Concert Band             • Shakespeare Club
•   Calculus                     •   Physical Education                                                subjects.                       •   Dance groups             • Stage Challenge
•   Christian living             •   Sciences                         Area choice:                                                     •   Drama groups             • String & woodwind
•   Classical Studies            •   Statistics                       yes – always included in High    Optional trips:                 •   Jazz Band                  chamber groups
•   English                      •   Technology                       School Select.                   South Island and North Island   •   Kapa Haka group          • Talent Quest
                                                                                                       tour
•   French                       •   Tourism                                                                                           •   Musical Theatre

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                                                                                                                                         John Paul College is a top performing state-integrated

ROTORUA                                                                                                                                  Catholic school catering to students from Year 7 to
                                                                                                                                         Year 13 with an enrolment of 1,200 boys and girls.
                                                                                                                                         JPC is widely respected for its many achievements
JOHN PAUL COLLEGE (JPC)                                                                                                                  of excellence in the academic, sporting and cultural
                                                                                                                                         spheres. The comprehensive systems of pastoral care
                                                                                                                                         and support ensure that each individual student can
                                                                                                                                         flourish to his or her fullest potential. The school has
                                                                                                                                         modern facilities with new Technology and Gym Blocks
AGE RANGE   TERM      SEMESTER   TERM        YEAR   PROGRAMME   HOST FAMILY     CO-ED       PRIVATE     PUBLIC
                                                                               SCHOOL       SCHOOL     SCHOOL                            and a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre which will
                                                                                                                                         be fully operational by mid 2020.

                                                                                                                                          APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

                                                                                                                                         •   Full Zapp application
                                                                                                                                         •   Good health
                                                                                                                                         •   Good grades (minumum C average)
                                                                                                                                         •   Good knowledge of English
                                                                                                                                         •   Skype interview before acceptance

                                                                                                                                          THE COMMUNITY

                                                                                                                                         The school is located in Rotorua which is a world
                                                                                                                                         famous tourist destination. Millions of tourists
                                                                                                                                         are attracted to the region each year to enjoy the
                                                                                                                                         unique geothermal features, the Māori culture,
                                                                                                                                         and numerous adventure attractions as well as the
                                                                                                                                         beautiful lakes, mountains and forests. With 72,000
                                                                                                                                         inhabitants, Rotorua is New Zealand’s eighth largest
                                                                                                                                         city and has modern facilities support a vibrant and
                                                                                                                                         comfortable lifestyle. Rotorua is often termed as
                                                                                                                                         “NZ’s coolest hotspot”.

 LOCATION INFORMATION
                                                                                                                                          SPORTS
Rotorua is situated in the central North Island – an hour drive                                                                          •   Athletics                •   Rugby
from the beach, two hours from the ski fields and three hours                                                                            •   Badminton                •   Shooting
from Auckland. A regular bus service can take you to most                                                                                •   Basketball               •   Skiing
parts of the country and there are regular flights from Rotorua                                                                          •   Cross Country            •   Soccer
Airport to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.                                                                                        •   Golf                     •   Softball
                                                                                                                                         •   Hockey                   •   Swimming
                                                                                                                                         •   Indoor Bowls             •   Tennis
 ACADEMICS
                                                                                                                                         •   Marathon Running         •   Touch Rugby
                                                                                                                                         •   Mountain Biking          •   Triathlon
• Adventure Based                •   Legal Studies                     Age criteria:                     Preparation course: Welcome
                                                                                                                                         •   Netball                  •   Volleyball
                                                                       13 - 19 years old.                Camp in Auckland city
  Learning                       •   Te Reo Māori                                                                                        •   Outdoor Bowls            •   Waka Ama
• Art                            •   Maths                             Starting months:                  School year:                    •   Rock Climbing            •   Water polo
• Classical studies              •   Painting                          January, April and July           January – December              •   Rowing
• Dance                          •   Performance Music
• Drama                          •   Religious Education               Language requirement:             School day:
                                                                       good English skills.              8.35am - 3.05pm                  EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
• Economics                      •   Photography
• English                        •   Physical Education                Visa: mandatory – extra fee       Subjects:
• ESOL                           •   Recreation                        applicable.                       mandatory and optional
                                                                                                                                         •   Choir                    •   School Magazine
• French                         •   Science                                                             subjects.                       •   Debating                 •   Shakespeare
• Geography                      •   Social Studies                    Area choice:                                                      •   Drama                    •   Stage Challenge
• Health                         •   Sport Science                     yes – always included in High     Optional trips:                 •   Kapa Haka                •   World Youth Day
• History                        •   Technology                        School Select.                    South Island and North Island   •   Music Ensemble           •   Young Designer
                                                                                                         tour                            •   Rock Bands                   Award
• Junior Spanish

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TAURANGA
                                                                                                                                      Mount Maunganui College is a modern, co-
                                                                                                                                      educational school established in 1959. In recent
                                                                                                                                      years, a major rebuilding and refurbishment
                                                                                                                                      programme has revitalised the buildings and
MOUNT MAUNGANUI COLLEGE                                                                                                               learning spaces. Set on 80,000 sq m of land in
                                                                                                                                      downtown Mount Maunganui, the school has a
                                                                                                                                      modern gymnasium (with indoor sprint track, squash
                                                                                                                                      court and fitness facilities) all-year swimming pool
AGE RANGE   TERM     SEMESTER    TERM       YEAR   PROGRAMME   HOST FAMILY     CO-ED       PUBLIC
                                                                                                                                      large playing fields, school hall and library. Specialist
                                                                              SCHOOL      SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                      teaching areas are provided for hospitality, drama,
                                                                                                                                      dance, music, computer science, art and design
                                                                                                                                      (with digital printers and a CNC laser cutter).

                                                                                                                                       APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

                                                                                                                                      •   Full Zapp application
                                                                                                                                      •   Good health
                                                                                                                                      •   Good grades (minumum C average)
                                                                                                                                      •   Good knowledge of English
                                                                                                                                      •   Skype interview before acceptance

                                                                                                                                       THE COMMUNITY

                                                                                                                                      Mount Maunganui and nearby Papamoa are
                                                                                                                                      very desirable places to live, so our area is one of
                                                                                                                                      the fastest-growing in New Zealand. The school
                                                                                                                                      grounds cover an expansive area with excellent
                                                                                                                                      facilities and are a short walk from the beautiful,
                                                                                                                                      golden Mount Maunganui surf beach. All students
 LOCATION INFORMATION                                                                                                                 are home-hosted within walking distance of our surf
                                                                                                                                      beach.

Our school is in one of New Zealand’s top domestic tourist
destinations. Mount Maunganui is the number 1 beach in
                                                                                                                                       SPORTS
New Zealand for the 6th year running. Mount Maunganui is
a seaside suburb of Tauranga City, New Zealand’s fifth largest
city, with an approximate population of 125,000 people.                                                                               Mount Maunganui              Several local optional
                                                                                                                                      College offers all major     excursions are offered
                                                                                                                                      sports in season.            (possibilities include):
                                                                                                                                      Particular strengths are:    • Hobbiton
                                                                                                                                      • Basketball                 • Rotorua
                                                                      Age criteria:                   Preparation course: Welcome     • Hockey                     • Tongariro Alpine
 ACADEMICS                                                            13–17 years old.                Camp in Auckland city           • Surfing                      Crossing
                                                                                                                                      • Volleyball                 • Waitomo Caves
The school serves students from years 9 to 13 for national            Starting months:                School year:                    • Water polo                 • White Island
qualifications (NCEA) levels 1, 2 and 3 and IELTS preparation.        January, April and July         January – December
All major academic subjects are offered and taught by
                                                                      Language requirement:           School day:
well-qualified teachers. Specialty classes include: Outdoor           good English skills.            8.40am - 3.10pm
Education (surfing, mountain biking, rock climbing);
                                                                                                                                       EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Hospitality (includes practical cooking); Marine Studies (with        Visa: mandatory – extra fee     Subjects:
dive course and dive trips); Tourism; Sport Science; as well as       applicable.                     mandatory and optional
                                                                                                      subjects.                       Students at Mount Maunganui College have access to
all Performing Arts.
                                                                      Area choice:                                                    many co-curricular activities including sports, drama
                                                                      yes – always included in High   Optional trips:                 and music. International students are encouraged to
                                                                      School Select.                  South Island and North Island   join a co-curricular activity as a way to have fun and
                                                                                                      tour                            make new friends.

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TAURANGA
                                                                                                                                        Tauranga Boys’ College is a state secondary school
                                                                                                                                        for boys, located on the edge of the downtown
                                                                                                                                        area of Tauranga. Founded in 1958, the College has
                                                                                                                                        gained a national reputation as one of the best state
TAURANGA BOYS COLLEGE                                                                                                                   boys’ schools in New Zealand. The College values the
                                                                                                                                        goodness of tradition, encourages excellence in all
                                                                                                                                        things, and it provides the opportunities for boys to
                                                                                                                                        expand their range of skills and abilities as they work
AGE RANGE    TERM     SEMESTER    TERM       YEAR    PROGRAMME   HOST FAMILY     BOYS        PUBLIC
                                                                                                                                        through the process of becoming good men. Most
                                                                                SCHOOL      SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                        importantly, it has set standards for boys to aspire to,
                                                                                                                                        over its 50 years.

                                                                                                                                         APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

                                                                                                                                        •   Full Zapp application
                                                                                                                                        •   Good health
                                                                                                                                        •   Good grades (minumum C average)
                                                                                                                                        •   Good knowledge of English
                                                                                                                                        •   Skype interview before acceptance

                                                                                                                                         THE COMMUNITY

                                                                                                                                        Tauranga is the most populous city in the Bay of Plenty
                                                                                                                                        region of the North Island of New Zealand. Tauranga
                                                                                                                                        is one of New Zealand’s main centers for business,
                                                                                                                                        international trade, culture, fashion and horticultural
                                                                                                                                        science. Tauranga is home to a large number of
                                                                                                                                        migrants, especially from the UK, attracted to the area
                                                                                                                                        by the climate and quality of life.

                                                                                                                                         SPORTS

    LOCATION INFORMATION                                                                                                                Summer sports                Winter sports
                                                                                                                                        • Athletics                  • Badminton
                                                                                                                                        • Cricket                    • Basketball
Located in the beautiful Western Bay, Tauranga is a short
                                                                                                                                        • Duathlon                   • Clay Target Shooting
journey from Auckland and the tourist attractions of Rotorua
                                                                                                                                        • Mountain Biking            • Cross Country
and Lake Taupo. Tauranga, the main centre, is a vibrant city
                                                                                                                                        • Softball                   • Road Running
located at the entrance to one of the largest natural harbours in
                                                                                                                                        • Surfing                    • Fencing
New Zealand. Nearby Mount Manganui offers pristine beaches
                                                                                                                                        • Swimming                   • Football
and is a popular summer holiday destination. This beach is one
                                                                                                                                        • Tennis                     • Golf
of the best beaches in New Zealand for surfing and fishing.
                                                                                                                                        • Triathlon                  • Hockey
                                                                                                                                        • Volleyball                 • In-line Hockey
    ACADEMICS                                                                                                                           • Water-Polo                 • Orienteering
                                                                        Age criteria:                   Preparation course: Welcome
                                                                                                                                        • White Water Kayaking       • Rugby
                                                                        13–18 years old.                Camp in Auckland city
•   Accounting                    •   Mathematics                                                                                       • Yachting                   • Skiing
•   Art                           •   Media Studies                     Starting months:                School year:
•   Business Studies              •   Music                             January, April and July         January – December               EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
•   Classical Studies             •   Outdoor Education
•   Design                        •   Performing Arts                   Language requirement:           School day:                     •   Big Band                 •   Māori Culture
                                                                        good English skills.            8.40 am - 3.15 pm
•   Drama                         •   Sciences                                                                                          •   Classical Band           •   Mountain Biking
•   Electronics                   •   Social Sciences                   Visa: mandatory – extra fee     Subjects:                       •   Cycling                  •   Outdoor Pursuits
•   English                       •   Spanish                           applicable.                     mandatory and optional          •   Dance                    •   Performing Arts
•   ESOL                          •   Te Reo Māori                                                      subjects.                       •   Debating                 •   Photography
•   Hospitality & Catering        •   Technologies                      Area choice:                                                    •   Drama                    •   Rock band
•   Japanese                      •   Tourism                           yes – always included in High   Optional trips:                 •   Jazz Band                •   Tae Kwan Do
                                                                        School Select.                  South Island and North Island
•   Mandarin                                                                                                                            •   Jiu Jitsu                •   Theatre sports
                                                                                                        tour
                                                                                                                                        •   Kapa Haka

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