Waiuku College

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Kia Ora and greeting from Waiuku College in New Zealand. Our country is among the highest places countries in the OECD for educational achievement in literacy, numeracy and sciences. Waiuku College is proud to be part of that education system and we provide students with a safe and academically driven environment to achieve their potential.


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North Island , Suburban,  Coastal


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Nearest Airport:

Auckland International - 45 minutes


Welcome to Waiuku College

3 reasons to choose our International Student Program

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Waiuku is an attractive rural and farming community with a sense of community, often lost in large city environments. Students are offered an excellent learning environment close to the city.

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Waiuku College will offer Scholarship to students who demonstrate a high standard of sporting achievement and are willing to represent the school in either Basketball, Hockey or Soccer.

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Due to our location, we offer some sports like clay bird shooting & equestrian which are not commonly found in other schools.

Offerings & Activities

School Facilities

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Subject Options

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Year 10

All students continue with the following compulsory subjects:
English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies & Physical Education and Health
And can also choose optional subjects-Either: 2 full year options or 1 full year option and 2 half year options.
Full Year Options
Art, Design Technology, Mandarin, Spanish, Maori and Music
Half Year Options
Art, Graphics, Materials, Food Technology, Drama


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Year 11

Students choose subject options - 6 subjects at Levels 1,2 and 5 subjects at Level 3.
Please refer to http://www.waiuku-college.school.nz/senior-subjects/ for the list of subjects.
International students are allowed to take subjects across different levels.


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Music / Performing Arts

The school offers a wide range of art and cultural activities throughout the year including regular drama and musical performances, wearable arts competition, school talent quest, haka competition and a cultural week.

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Waiuku offers a wide range of sports throughout the year. Because of its rural location, there are many sorts within close proximity that may not be n offer at city schools, such as horse riding and clay-bird shooting.
The wild west coast beach of Karioitahi and the Waiuku Estuary offer all the water sports one could ask for.
Many sports are offered through the school and others may be done in the local community.
The International Department can also assist students to join local clubs.

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Details & Facts

School Type: Day School

Gender: Co-ed

Qualifications: NCEA

Year Levels: 9-13

Religion: Non-Denominational

Waiuku College provides students with a safe and academically driven environment to achieve their potential.

Total Enrolment: 850 plus

Total international students year 9 - 13: 30 plus

Program Established:

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

Foreign Languages: Spanish,  Chinese,  Maori,  ESOL

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,  Registration Fee,  Offer of Place,  Payment Receipt

Website: www.waiuku-college.school.nz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/waiukucollegeinternational/


Location: North Island , Suburban,  Coastal

Info: Waiuku is a small and safe town with approx. 6000 people in a beautiful nature surrounding and only an hour drive from Auckland City and 45 minutes to the airport. Waiuku is also famous for its wild West-Coast black sand beaches for surfing, riding, paragliding etc. Options to ride are also available with some of our residential caregiver families on farms (transport to school is free by our school bus). Waiuku also has a large Supermarket, cafe, restaurants, shops, Tennis Club, Swimming Pool, Golf Course, Fitness Studios and Pony Club.

Specialized Programs:

Accommodation: Homestay

Info: A good residential caregiver family is of paramount importance for the international student. It is a home away from home. Therefore, all our caregiver families are carefully selected by our homestay coordinator.
We offer a selection of town and rural homestays on farms or lifestyle blocks. All homestays are either within walking distance to school or on the school bus route.
All caregivers' homes are inspected and families are interviewed by the Homestay Coordinator. All caregiver families are vetted in accordance with the requirements of the Code of Practice 2016 – for the Pastoral care of International Students.

Student Services & Orientation & Counseling:

The International Department at school offers the following support to students.
Upon arrival at the school, the students participate in a comprehensive orientation programme.
Students will also meet with the International Dean to discuss their subject options and to assess how their prior learning matched subjects chosen.
Pastoral Care
The International Student Manager is available to students on a daily basis to discuss any issues that may arise and to support the students in their ongoing studies and life in New Zealand. Both the Manager and Dean conduct regular interview to ensure that students are coping well with their school work and their life in Waiuku. Residential caregivers are also regularly visited by our Homestay Coordinator.

Term Dates 2019:

Term 1: 31.01.2019 - 12.04.2019

Term 2: 29.04.2019 - 05.07.2019

Term 3: 22.07.2019 - 27.09.2019

Term 4: 14.10.2019 - 06.12.2019


Our Fee Structure

1 Term (Term 1 or 2 or 3) NZD 3,625.00 EUR 2227,21
2 Terms (Term 1 & 2 or 2 & 3 or 3 & 4) NZD 7,250.00 EUR 4454,41
3 Terms (Term 1, 2, 3) NZD 10,875.00 EUR 6681,62
4 Terms (Term 1, 2, 3, 4) NZD 14,500.00 EUR 8908,82
4 Terms (Term 3, 4, 1, 2) NZD 14,500.00 EUR 8908,82

Tuition Fees cover: The tuition fee covers normal school tuition, textbooks (on loan), and orientation programme.

Homestay Fees per week NZD 250 EUR 153,60

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: • Uniform costs – See school website ( approx. $375)
• Stationery, includes subject workbooks (allow $200)
• School field trips, and camps (for some subjects)
• Entry fees to external examinations and awards
NCEA entry fee - $383.30. Senior students only.
• Competitions: Mathematics, Science, English and Chemistry
• Involvement in extra-curricular activities; sports, cultural, and clubs.

Fees information available online: www.waiuku-college.school.nz/international-study/international-tuition-fees/

Comment Fees: German and other European senior students are entitled to a tuition discount if they are here for 4 terms and are not sitting for NCEA exams as Term 4 is a short term.
Waiuku College will offer Scholarship to students who demonstrate a high standard of sporting achievement and are willing to represent the school in either Basketball, Hockey or Soccer. Students need to be enroll latest by Term 2 to be eligible to represent the school in competition.

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: mandatory

valid for school year 2019

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