Avonside has places available for international students in Years 9 -13. Students will be accepted for periods from 1 term or longer and usually start in Term 1, 2 or 3.
A student may choose her courses from different levels.
Coming to a new country is exciting, but often confusing.
At Avonside there are always people who will help with problems that arise. The International Director is responsible for the students' admission, academic work and general welfare at school.
The Homestay Co-ordinator will arrange the students' board, meet her at the airport, help with uniform and supervise her general welfare while she is in New Zealand.
The classroom teacher, Form Teacher and Dean are available and the School Counsellors will help the student plan her future when she leaves Avonside, particularly if she is going on to University or Polytechnic.
An orientation programme will help students adjust to their new school.
(Please note: The Tuition fees all include 15% Goods and Services Tax, and are subject to changes in Government Legislation relating to finance or GST)
Fees for 2013
Tuition and administration $12 500 and adminstration $500 for the year.
Homestay $215 per week
The above fees do include airport pickup but do not include uniform, Insurance (which is compulsory) and NCEA exam entry fee.
Textbooks are provided but all other expenses such as stationery, class materials and course fees are to be covered by the student.
Travel and Health Insurance:
Eligibility for Health Services: Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly-funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website. http://www.health.govt.nz
Accident Insurance: The Accident Compensation Corporation provides insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website. Medical and Travel Insurance: International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand. Avonside can arrange your medical and travel insurance and will give details on enrolment.
Avonside offers an excellent homestay service.
The homestay co-ordinator will:
- Pick up each girl at the airport
- Arrange accommodation for her with carefully selected families
- These families will treat the student with kindness and help her with English and to learn about a new culture
- Make sure each girl has her own room and is given three meals a day;help with uniform, health insurance and setting up a bank account
- Look after the student's welfare while she is in New Zealand. The students will join in the family's activities and is expected to follow its rules.
- A student must not change her board without permission with the homestay co-ordinator.
- The school does not allow students to go flatting.
Students are not to make their own homestay arrangements but must do it via the school and the Homestay Co-ordinator for safety.