International Students


The school offers places to a small number of international full fee paying students. At Otumoetai Intermediate School international students can become part of school classes and New Zealand families. The school encourages all students to become involved in school activities and international students are able to learn or improve their English by working and playing alongside New Zealand students.

Application Procedure
Application Form
Tuition Fees Refund
Code of Practice
Contact Information
Indemnity Form for Designated Caregiver
Application for a Homestay


Academic Year

The school year runs from Early February to Mid December.

Registration Fee

This non refundable fee covers the cost of administering an application to attend our school.
The 2018 fee will be $500.00 including GST.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee for 2018 is NZ$12,500.00. The tuition fee includes GST, all stationery, field trips, outdoor education and all school activities. Students must have insurance which can be arranged through the school. All students must also wear a school uniform and this will need to be purchased separately. Typically this will cost NZ$545.00 including GST. The school can arrange for this to be purchased for students on arrival at their New Zealand home.

Accommodation


Parents and friends provide accommodation in their homes close to the school. These are approved and monitored by the school's Accommodation Agent. The accommodation agent will act as the student's guardian on the parent's behalf and look after the needs of the students while they are in New Zealand. The school's accommodation agent will also meet the students on arrival at Auckland airport. The school's accommodation agent will charge a separate fee for accommodation and guardianship expenses. The school is known for the quality of education provided for its students and this is also a feature of the accommodation package available through the school.

The accommodation expenses are as follows:
Homestay: $260 x 46 weeks $11,960.00
Initial homestay placement fee: $100.00
Administration fee: $10 x 46 weeks $460.00
Insurance ( medical/travel approximately) $550.00
Airport pick up fee: $110.00

An individual costing will be given to you on request and will be dependent on the level of service a student requires. Money sent to the school for school expenses is deposited in an individual account for each student and the above costs met from this account. It is operated and supervised by the school's executive officer. A detailed statement of this expenditure is available to parents at all times.

The money in this account belongs to the parents of the student and the balance will be refunded when the student, for any reason leaves the school permanently.

Total cost of enrolment at Otumoetai Intermediate School.

The total cost of Educating your child at Otumoetai Intermediate School is NZ$25,520.00 This includes full care for your child and a quality education among top New Zealand students.

GST


GST is Goods and Services Tax and is added to the cost of goods and services bought in New Zealand. The amount of GST is 15% at present and where needed has been included in the amounts shown above.

Location and Facilities

Otumoetai Intermediate School is situated in Tauranga ( population 130,000 ) in the Bay of Plenty, 217 kms from Auckland. The Bay of Plenty climate is pleasantly warm and temperate and the area is a centre for horticulture. Tauranga is a port city for overseas shipping and is famous for swimming, surfing and boating.

International Students at Otumoetai Intermediate School

Otumoetai Intermediate School shares spacious grounds with Otumoetai College in the centre of a residential suburb not far from the harbour. There are specialist facilities for Art, Science, Computing, Technology, Dance and Drama as well as a well stocked Literacy and Information Centre. Sports are catered for both indoors and outside on the new all-weather Astroturf courts, swimming pool and at the College.

Extra Curricular Programme

The school has a strong tradition of sport, music, choir, tuition in musical instruments, drama and art. Students are given many opportunities to participate in out of school classes before or after school. Additional activities are also available during lunch breaks.

English Language Support


The tuition fee includes special individual help to assist the international students to learn English. There is no level of English required for entry to Otumoetai Intermediate School as the purpose of sending international students to our school is for them to be immersed in everyday life where they will quickly learn English from their peers, teachers and homestay families. The school does require a report from the student's last school translated into English to help us assist with class placement.

When a student arrives at Otumoetai Intermediate School

The international student will be met by one of the deputy principals who will oversee their tuition at the school. They will arrange for the following:

The student will be given a buddy of his or her age.
The buddy will show them around the school including: the office, sick bay, school boundaries, school canteen shop, restricted areas, toilets, specialist class rooms, school entrances, library, lost property area etc.

On going Support

International students receive ongoing support from:
Their class teacher
Class mates
The school accommodation agent as guardian.
ESOL teachers
Other international students of the same age.

Special Needs Students

The school does not cater for international students with special needs. Students who wish to apply for a place at Otumoetai Intermediate must be able to learn in English. Should any special learning needs become apparent, the parent will be responsible for all costs incurred.

Termination of Enrolment


Tuition may be terminated for gross misconduct or giving the school false or misleading information during enrolment.
When terminating tuition at the school, refunds will be made according to the school's refund conditions. These are available to view on a separate form.
If tuition is terminated, the school will notify the New Zealand Immigration Service. ( NZIS )


Non Attendance & Withdrawal Procedure

Parents are expected to inform the school or the school's accommodation agent if their child is leaving the school.
All applications for withdrawal must be made in writing.
If a student is withdrawn or ceases to attend, the school will notify the New Zealand Immigration Service. ( NZIS )


Final Considerations

If parents choose to send their son or daughter to Otumoetai Intermediate School, it will be because they wish their child to: Study
Be given top quality personal care and individual academic supervision.
Become part of a school in which there is only a small number of international students and where they can move on to higher education at Otumoetai College.
Live in a small city, which is a pleasant, safe and warm environment.
Be provided with full and safe guardianship while living in New Zealand.