International Students at Wairarapa College

Wairarapa College is a school of 1070 students, situated in the thriving town of Masterton, a short commute to Wellington City. It is reliably linked by train, bus and air. Masterton is the hub of the Wairarapa district, which is rich in outdoor and farming pursuits. It has every facility and more that is expected in a medium sized town. They include excellent recreational centres and retail services.

Wairarapa College has a strong academic tradition and is rich in sporting and cultural opportunity. It has expansive grounds, farms, and teaching and learning facilities. There is an onsite pool and hostel, which has elaborate facilities. It is the largest school in the Wairarapa and has every opportunity available. Participation is encouraged and supported.

International students are welcomed warmly to this school. You will be able to participate in a wide range of sports, music, arts and cultural opportunities, have English language support and take part in academic and vocational courses leading to the NZ national qualifications.

Students can negotiate to stay with homestay families, either in town or in the country with rural or farming families or stay in our well-resourced hostel, where 7 day board in dedicated well-appointed student flats is available.

We recommend Wairarapa College to international students because of the high quality environment we can provide. It is a school with excellent students, facilities and opportunities. All school students are expected to show: purpose, pride, respect and gain success in their time here.

For further information contact The Dean of International Students, Mrs Jane Ogilvie, at:

[email protected]
Tel +6463700400
Fax +6463700401
Cell +64275888145

Accommodation

Students may not live in a flat or similar while enrolled at Wairarapa College.

Students must live in a homestay (organised by Wairarapa College or other) or with the family of a relative or close friend (organised by the parents ‘designated caregiver’) or in the school boarding hostel – Pōto-College House.

Where the parents arrange a designated caregiver for their child rather than using the School’s services, the parents are required to take full responsibility for the placement of the student with the designated caregiver.

Homestays

All homestay contact details (name, address and phone number) must be given to the school and any changes to the student’s contact details be notified to the school immediately. Fees for homestays should be paid to the school for the same period as the tuition fees.

Year 9 Curriculum

The purpose of the following information is to introduce to you”

a. Core subjects you will study
b. Option subjects within which you can choose.

Year 9 – Core Subjects – and the hours per 10 day Cycle

English 8 hours per 10 day cycle
Mathmatics 8 hours per 10 day cycle
Physical Education & Health 6 hours per 10 day cycle
Science 8 hours per 10 day cycle
Social Studies 8 hours per 10 day cycle
Options 6 hours per 10 day cycle

 

Year 9 – Option Subjects. Option subjects are divided into 3 main groups

Technology (you must choose 1)
Arts/Languages (you must choose 1)
General (a wider range of subjects)

All options have 6 lessons per 10 day cycle

Technology Arts/Languages General
Resistant Materials Technology Music Food and Nutrition
Design and Visual Communications Drama Economics
Digital Technology Visual Art Agriculture
Soft Material (Textiles) French
Te Reo Māori

You must chose one Technology option and one Art/Language option.

You must then choose two other option subjects from ANY part of the table, but no more than two technologies or two Art/Language options.

We encourage our students to choose a range of colours in order to broaden their educational experience.

Year 10 Curriculum

The purpose of the following information is to introduce to you”

a. Core subjects you will study
b. Option subjects within which you can choose.

Year 10 – Core Subjects – and the hours per 10 day Cycle

English 8 hours per 10 day cycle
Mathmatics 8 hours per 10 day cycle
Physical Education 4 hours per 10 day cycle
Science 8 hours per 10 day cycle
Social Studies 8 hours per 10 day cycle
Health Education 2 hours per 10 day cycle

 

Year 10 – Option Subjects

Students will choose to study the following:

– Two full year options
– OR one full year and two half year options
– OR four half year options

Full Year Option Subjects Half Year option Subjects
Visual Art Drama
French Design & Visual Communication
Resistant Materials Technology Resistant Materials Technology
Digital Technology Digital Technology
Music Te Reo Māori
Agriculture Economics
Drama

Note: Languages – It is preferrable that a language has been studied previously. However, entry to a course may be negotiated with the HOD.

International Fees and Expenses

2017 International student fees and expenses

All fees quoted in $NZD

ACCOMMODATION: Your fees include:
Option 1 – Hostel Full Year
7 day hostel full year $13,962.50
6 weeks holiday accommodation $1,500.00Option 2 – Hostel + Full Year
5 day hostel + weekend homestay $14,320.00
6 weeks holiday accommodation $1,500.00Option 3 – Homestay
Homestay accommodation $250.00 per week
Tuition: Individual orientation : Text-books : Full use of school facilities : An International Student Dean to care for you and to help you with any problems.

Your fees do not include:

Take-home workbooks : Additional materials for arts, technology etc : Fees for sports, clubs and activities : School trips (curriculum related).

 

Tuition fee Terms 1-2: $6,125 Terms 3-4: $6,125 Full Year: $12,250
Homestay fee $250 per week; includes full 7 day accommodation with all meals provided; laundry; 46 weeks $11,500
Homestay placement fee $250
Meet and Greet $140
Administrative fee $500
Medical / Activities fee (hostel only) $50

 

ADDITIONAL EXPENSES

Travel and medical insurance $470 (approximately)
Uniform $350 – $450
NZQA fees
For senior students (Year 11, 12, 13) sitting NZCEA (National Certificate of Education Achievement)
$383 (per candidate per year)
Scholarship subjects $100 (per subject per year)
Student permit applications, variations in conditions $150 – $300
Additional charges for accommodation (student plus supervising staff member) may be incurred depending on arrival/departure time of flights.

 

All fees are quoted in NZ dollars and include Goods and Services Tax (GST).
This is a New Zealand government tax payable on the supply of goods and services. If the GST increases, we reserve the right to amend our fees accordingly. All fees (including homestay fees) must be paid in full in advance. All advice of cancellations must be made in writing. For refund conditions please refer to our Refund Policy [see Information on Enrolment document].

2017/2018 Term Dates
2018 Term 1: 30 Jan 13 Apr
2018 Term 2: 30 April 6 Jul
2017 Term 3: 24 Jul 29 Sep
2017 Term 4: 12 Oct 7 Dec