Te Puke High School

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I am proud to introduce our wonderful school to you and wish to offer you a warm welcome to Te Puke High School. As a student at Te Puke High School, you will be placed at the heart of our school and provided with many great opportunities. International students can choose their course of study from a wide range of curriculum subjects and the school will do the utmost to provide you with an educational program that best meets your learning needs. In addition, international students are encouraged to get involved in the many sports and curricular activities that are on offer. We have wonderful homestay families that provide excellent care and support to their students.


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North Island , Small town,  Coastal


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Nearest Airport:

Tauranga Airport


Welcome to Te Puke High School

3 reasons to choose our International Student Program

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We have new, modern learning spaces and up to date technology for students to use. We are a friendly future-focused, co-educational community school.

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There is a full range of subjects to choose from including Languages, Arts, Academic, Music, ESOL, Technology and Sporting as well as Outdoor Education.

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The emphasis we place is that we can offer our international students a real taste of NZ life. Great location near beautiful beaches, Tauranga is the fastest growing city in NZ.

Offerings & Activities

School Facilities

We have a pool, dive pool, tennis/netball courts, football/rugby fields, computer labs, wifi, laptops for students, library, canteen, laser cutters, 3D printers, virtual reality programming and drones.

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Subject Options

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Year 10

Our Junior academic program is very modern and includes: Integrated theme classes which are core classes for English, Maths, Science, Social Science and Physical Education. Then there are option subjects that include Arts, Technologies and Language. Also we have learning for fun classes which have topics like Creativity, Energize, Expressive, Cultural, Global, Problem Solving, Scientific.


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Year 11

We have the main academic classes and then options include: Agriculture/Horticulture, Business Studies, Food and Nutrition, Hospitality, Fashion and Design, Furniture Making, Engineering, Design and Visual Communication, Visual Art, Drama, Dance, Music, Digital Technology and Languages.


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Year 12

We have the main academic classes and then options include: Agriculture/Horticulture, Business Studies, Food and Nutrition, Hospitality, Fashion and Design, Furniture Making, Engineering, Design and Visual Communication, Visual Art, Photography, Graphic Design and Promotion, Outdoor Education, Exercise Science, Sport and Recreation, Drama, Dance, Music, Digital Technology and Languages.


Music / Performing Arts

There are many opportunities to get involved in Music and Performing Arts at Te Puke High School. There is music tutoring each week if you would like to continue to play an instrument or learn a new one. There is also the school band and singing groups to join. Each term there is a Performing Arts event, in term one this is a Lip Sync competition, in term two we have a big production which involves singers, actors, dancers and the school band. In term three there is a Cultural Concert and other Performing Arts evenings and in term four there is a Talent Quest.

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Most clubs and extra-curricular activities take place at lunchtime, after school and in the weekends. We have a Sports Coordinator that helps get our students involved in the many sporting opportunities in the school and community. Our teams really enjoy having international students join them.

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Kanu Polo

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Table Tennis



Touch Rugby

Touch Rugby



Water Polo

Water Polo


Details & Facts

School Type: Day School

Gender: Co-ed

Qualifications: NCEA

Year Levels: 9 to 13

Religion: Non-Denominational

Te Puke High School is a friendly, future-focused school with approximately 950 students. Te Puke High School has made major advances in the use of modern computer technology to enhance student learning. Our highly professional, dedicated teachers provide a supportive learning environment where each student has the opportunity to thrive.

Total Enrolment: 950

Total international students year 9 - 13: 55

Program Established: 1923

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

Foreign Languages: French,  Spanish,  Japanese

Info: French, Spanish, Japanese and Maori are taught with teachers. There are no extra costs and most levels are taught except really advanced.

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

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: tphs.nz/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Te-Puke-High-School-International-698904140167031/

Most recent newsletter: enewsletter.skoolbag.com.au/783961c8


Location: North Island , Small town,  Coastal

Info: Te Puke High School is in the centre of Te Puke and is a 5 minute walk to the main shopping street. It is a semi-rural town with around 10,000 inhabitants. It is 20 minutes from Tauranga city, 15 minutes from Mount Maunganui and 45 minutes from Rotorua. The closet beach is 10 minutes away and lakes are 30 minutes. There are many wonderful things to see and do in the area.

Specialized Programs: Outdoor Education,  Trips

Info: I am also sure you will love our Outdoor Education classes, these classes will give you the chance to see some lovely parts of NZ and learn some valuable outdoor education skills. In term one the focus is on kayaking, term 2 is tramping/hiking, term 3 is snow and term 4 is scuba diving. Each term involves a week long camp.

The international department have one-day international trips each term and in term 4 we offer a 2 week Activity programme for international students not sitting NCEA exams. These trips and activities are usually included in your tuition fees.

Accommodation: Homestay

Info: Te Puke High School offers a wonderful range of homestays, some are near the school, others close to the beach and shopping mall or on farms and kiwifruit orchards. We carefully match homestays with our international students profiles and all homestays provide 3 meals a day, warm and comfortable bedrooms and a welcoming, supportive and caring environment. All homestays are selected carefully and Police Vetted.

Student Services & Orientation & Counseling:

The International Department comprises of the Director of International Student who interacts daily with the students and monitors carefully their well-being and academic program. She provides on-going support for students to ensure they are coping with life at Te Puke High School and in New Zealand. The Director keeps in regular contact with agents, parents and homestays. There is also the Administration and Homestay Manager who carefully selects and monitors our wonderful homestays. She also assist students with insurance claims, visa applications, booking trips and other queries and issues. On arrival the international students will participate in an Orientation Programme, providing information to help students settle in to New Zealand and school.

Term Dates 2022:

Term 1: 04.02.2022 - 14.04.2022

Term 2: 02.05.2022 - 08.07.2022

Term 3: 25.07.2022 - 30.09.2022

Term 4: 17.10.2022 - 02.12.2022

Term Dates 2023:

Term 1: 30.01.2023 - 06.04.2023

Term 2: 24.04.2023 - 30.06.2023

Term 3: 17.07.2023 - 22.09.2023

Term 4: 09.10.2023 - 01.12.2023


Our Fee Structure

1 Term (Term 1 or 2 or 3) NZD 3625 EUR 2141,30
2 Terms (Term 1 & 2 or 2 & 3 or 3 & 4) NZD 7250 EUR 4282,59
3 Terms (Term 1, 2, 3) NZD 10,875 EUR 6423,89
4 Terms (Term 1, 2, 3, 4) NZD 14,500 EUR 8565,18
4 Terms (Term 3, 4, 1, 2) NZD 14,500 EUR 8565,18

Tuition Fees cover: All class related costs except for Outdoor Education camps and activities.

Homestay Fees per week NZD 280 EUR 165,40

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: Administration fee - One term = $1000, two terms = $1000, three & four terms = $1,500
Uniform - $400 approx
Stationary - $50 approx
Sports teams - $100 approx
NCEA fees - $383.30
Insurance - $633 (subject to change as per Souther Cross)

Fees information available online: tphs.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Fees2021-2022.pdf

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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