Orewa College

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International Students have different reasons for coming to New Zealand. Some attend school for a short time to experience a different culture, improve their English, experience new opportunities and try different school subjects that are not available to them in their home countries like Dance, Drama, Hospitality, and Carpentry. Others come to study and gain NCEA qualifications which can lead to University entrance.
Whatever the reasons we are confident that you will enjoy school life at Orewa College, develop independence and make friends for life. We love witnessing the change and growth of our students. You are welcome to stay for as little as six weeks.


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North Island , Urban,  Small town,  Coastal


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Nearest Airport:

Auckland International Airport


Welcome to Orewa College

3 reasons to choose our International Student Program

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We make you feel Welcome
We are very proud of our school and town and look forward to welcoming you into our warm school community and helping you make the most of your time here.

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A New Zealand Experience
Students have the opportunity to experience outdoor activities, trips and fun, such as camping, surfing, snowboarding, the haka, bush walks and beach activities.

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Great Host Families
Orewa College provides great homestay accommodation in a safe, friendly community.

Offerings & Activities

School Facilities

The school has specialist classrooms for all of its teaching areas and has lots of playing fields and open spaces. Orewa College operates in a wireless learning environment.

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Subject Options

Spezial 1


Year 10

English, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, BioScience, Business Accounting, Business Enterprise, Digital Technologies, Drama, Food Technology, Geography, History, Spanish, Textile Technology, Visual Art, Dance, Design and Visual Communication, Chinese, Japanese, Music, Product Development , Te Reo Māori.


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Year 11

English, Mathematics, Science, Accounting, Carpentry, Dance, Design & Visual Communication, Digital Technology, Drama, Economics, Engineering, Food, Geography, Health, History, IELTS, Japanese, Media Studies, Music, Music Technology, Physical Education, Physical Science, Product Development, Social Science, Spanish, Te Reo Māori, Textile Technology, Visual Art, Workshop.


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Year 12

Art Design, Art Painting, Art Photography, Accounting, Biology, Business Studies, Carpentry, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Dance, Design and Visual Communication, Digital Technologies, Drama, Earth and Space Science, Economics, Engineering, ESOL - English for speakers of other languages, Food Technology, Geography, HarbourNet Online Learning, Health, History, Hospitality, IELTS Independent Learning, Japanese, Mathematics.


Music / Performing Arts

We offer an array of opportunities for students to get involved in the Arts from dance and drama productions, to singing, cultural and instrumental groups. Our students regularly compete and perform at regional and national levels in dance, drama, instrumental and singing. Our staff are widely experienced as both performers and teachers. With purpose built dance and music suites, drama classrooms, tuition rooms and a recording suite we have numerous facilities for our students.

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Orewa College has a strong commitment to sporting excellence by offering a wide range of sporting opportunities to all our students. Encouragement and support is offered to all levels, starting with social or beginners leading on to dedicated athletes who wish to develop their potential.

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Beach Volleyball

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Mountain Biking

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Touch Rugby

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Water Polo

Water Polo


Details & Facts

School Type: Day School

Gender: Co-ed

Qualifications: NCEA

Year Levels: 7-13

Religion: Non-Denominational

Total Enrolment: 2000

Total international students year 9 - 13: 75

Program Established: 1980s

International students accepted for: 9,  10,  11,  12,  13

Foreign Languages: Spanish,  Chinese,  Japanese,  Maori,  ESOL,  IELTS Prep

Info: French is available by arrangement for International Students, subject to numbers.

Entrance Dates: Term 1/January,  Term 2/April,  Term 3/July,  Term 4/October

Length of stay: 1 Term,  2 Terms,  3 Terms,  4 Terms,  until graduation,  Short term study (1 to 8 weeks)

Application Deadlines: Rolling

Application Process: Enrolment Form,  School Reports,  Teacher's Reference,  Student Letter of Introduction,  Offer of Place,  Payment Receipt

Website: www.orewacollege.nz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/OrewaCollegeInternational


Location: North Island , Urban,  Small town,  Coastal

Info: Orewa is the gateway to the Hibiscus Coast and is famous for its beautiful 3km beach. The town has a very friendly vibe and has a variety of shops, cafes and attractions. There is also a good bus service into Auckland City (37km) and Albany Mall (20km). There is opportunity to further explore New Zealand with Tour Companies who offer International Students weekend trips around the North Island and the South Island during the term breaks.

Specialized Programs: Leadership,  Outdoor Education,  Trips,  other

Info: The New Zealand Experience class is part of the scheduled timetable and International Students can choose to take this course as part of their regular programme, within school hours. It involves learning about various aspects of New Zealand life and culture both within and outside of the classroom. Examples of activities include snowboarding, learning the haka, bush walks and beach activities.

Accommodation: Homestay

Info: At Orewa College all international students are placed in homestay accommodation. The only exceptions are those living with a parent or approved Designated Caregiver.
In accordance with the Education Code of Practice, all host families are police checked and the homes assessed by the Homestay Co-ordinator prior to placement of students.

Student Services & Orientation & Counseling:

There is a two day orientation programme at the start of term, which covers how to find your way around school and how the school operates. We assist students to purchase or hire uniforms, issue passwords for wireless internet access and help with subject selection and bus passes. Students are introduced to Google classroom.
On the second day there is an all day outing to local points of interest to help familiarise students with our larger community.
The International Office is open every day to help overseas students make the most of their time in New Zealand.

Term Dates 2022:

Term 1: 01.02.2022 - 14.04.2022

Term 2: 02.05.2022 - 08.07.2022

Term 3: 25.07.2022 - 30.09.2022

Term 4: 17.10.2022 - 25.11.2022

Term Dates 2023:

Term 1: 31.01.2023 - 06.04.2023

Term 2: 24.04.2023 - 30.06.2023

Term 3: 17.07.2023 - 22.09.2023

Term 4: 09.10.2023 - 24.11.2023


Our Fee Structure

1 Term (Term 1 or 2 or 3) NZD 7925 EUR 4681,32
2 Terms (Term 1 & 2 or 2 & 3 or 3 & 4) NZD 15570 EUR 9197,24
3 Terms (Term 1, 2, 3) NZD 22050 EUR 13024,99
4 Terms (Term 1, 2, 3, 4) NZD 30150 EUR 17809,68
4 Terms (Term 3, 4, 1, 2) NZD 30150 EUR 17809,68

Tuition Fees cover: Tuition and homestay fees, administration fees, return airport transfers.

Homestay Fees per week NZD 300 EUR 177,21

Please note that 1 term consists of approx. 10 weeks in school and host family. Moreover please take into account homestay fees during school breaks/holidays.

Additional Fees: $30 per week extra for special diet request
Insurance approx costs $504 (44 weeks) $295 (23 weeks) $179 (11 weeks)
Uniform - all levels. Approximately $400
Stationery, depending on subjects. Approximately $100
Subject fees
Extra-curricular activities
Field trips
Bus fares
Device to access Google classroom

Fees information available online: www.orewacollege.nz/international/term-dates-fees-application

Please calculate additional costs for
Airfare approx. Euro 1200 to Euro 1600
Visa approx. Euro 160
Pocket money approx. Euro 200 to 250/month
If applicable additional health/accident/third part liability insurance

Health Insurance: optional


valid for school year 2023

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