International Students

The school welcomes enquiries about International Students. The availability of places depends on class sizes. Foreign Fee Paying students are offered extra tuition in English to assist in their integration into the school.

The tuition is delivered by a trained teacher to small groups of students of similar ability. The school rules and expectations of Foreign Fee Paying students are the same as for all students.

For further information please contact the school office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone 64-9-534 4363. view photos of our school

Information for students applying as foreign fee paying students

Availability of spaces
There may be limited spaces available for fee paying students and availability will be advised at the time of application. Email the school office to find out more details  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Foreign Fee Paying students are required to pay for their tuition in advance.  The following fees apply:

For 1 year's tuition (4 terms)  *$ 12,304.08
For 1 term (or part term)         $   3,883.40

*This price includes 15% GST, Ministry of Education Fee and and non-refundable levy and administration fee.  This also includes all tuition fees but does not include uniforms, stationery, Education Outside the Classroom or special trips or performances attended by the whole school or syndicates. Payment is to be made in advance. Tuition Agreement 

School Hours
School commences at 9.00am and finishes at 3.00pm Monday to Friday.  We ask that all students are punctual and if they are going to be absent from school that our school office be notified before the start of school each day, giving the reason for absence.

Course Details
Students are integrated into normal classes and become involved in the day to day learning of that class.  Each student will be assessed upon arrival at school as to the level of English tuition required.  Pupils will be removed from home classrooms as necessary for extra tuition from our staff that specialise in English tuition.  This teacher will also maintain liaison and support with home and has access to other specialised support as needed, e.g. internal grievance procedures.   For further information on the NZ Curriculum view the Ministry of Educuation website here 

Mellons Bay School is not allowed to arrange accommodation or homestay families.  All fee paying students must either live with parents or a legally appointed guardian. A legally appointed guardian is defined as a person, with the legal right and responsibility to provide for the care of an international student and appointed by a New Zealand or foreign court, or by testament and; usually providing for the care of the student in the student's home country. guardianship information

Students must have a current student visa before commencing study at Mellons Bay School.  The full amount of fees must be received before a student visa can be issued.  Parents seeking a guardian visa may request a letter of reference from the school to present to the Immigration Department. Immigration NZ 

Health and Travel Insurance
Most students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand unless they are:

  • A resident or citizen of Australia or
  • A national of the United Kingdom in New Zealand or
  • The holder of a temporary permit that is valid for two years or more

If you do not belong to one of these special categories and you receive medical treatment during your visit, you will be liable for the full costs of that treatment.  We strongly recommend that you have insurance that will cover the cost of medical treatment in New Zealand for the duration of your stay.  We also strongly recommend that you obtain insurance to cover your travel to and from New Zealand. 

Students are required to wear full uniform whilst they attend Mellons Bay Primary School and must abide by our school rules. view uniform here

Grievance Procedures
Please refer to the accompanying copy of the Code Summary. view here

Refund of Fee
Refer to attached refund guidelines. view here 

Enrolment Form
To download an enrolment form click here and general information click here

Checklist of application requirements

  • Passports sited
  • Enrolment form completed and signed
  • Tuition Agreement signed
  • Proof of medical and travel insurance
  • Proof of legal guardianship