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.

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.

Check out this link for more information on studying in New Zealand:

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’).

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

English8 hours per 10 day cycle
Mathmatics8 hours per 10 day cycle
Physical Education & Health6 hours per 10 day cycle
Science8 hours per 10 day cycle
Social Studies8 hours per 10 day cycle
Options6 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

TechnologyArts/LanguagesGeneral
Resistant Materials TechnologyMusicFood and Nutrition
Design and Visual CommunicationsDramaEconomics
Digital TechnologyVisual ArtAgriculture
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

English8 hours per 10 day cycle
Mathmatics8 hours per 10 day cycle
Physical Education4 hours per 10 day cycle
Science8 hours per 10 day cycle
Social Studies8 hours per 10 day cycle
Health Education2 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 SubjectsHalf Year option Subjects
Visual ArtDrama
FrenchDesign & Visual Communication
Resistant Materials TechnologyResistant Materials Technology
Digital TechnologyDigital Technology
MusicTe Reo Māori
AgricultureEconomics
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

2020 International student fees and expenses

All fees quoted in $NZD

ACCOMMODATION:
Your fees include:
Homestay
Homestay accommodation $280 per week
The homestay fee includes full 7 day accommodation with all meals provided; laundry.
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
Per Term: $3,375
Full Year: $13,000
Homestay Fee: $280 per week; includes full 7 day accommodation with all meals provided; laundry.
Administration Fee: $1000

 

ADDITIONAL EXPENSES

Airport Transfer$150 round trip
Travel and medical insurance$620 (if arranged through Wairarapa College)
Uniform$700 (approx)
NZQA fees
For senior students (Year 11, 12, 13) sitting NCEA (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
NZ visa (on-shore application$250
Incidentals$500 (refunded if not used)
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].

2020 Term Dates
2020 Term 1:Tuesday 28 JanuaryThursday 9 April
2020 Term 2:Tuesday 28 AprilFriday 3 July
2020 Term 3:Monday 20 JulyMonday 25 September
2020 Term 4Monday 12 OctoberFriday 4 December