Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016
St Peter's Catholic School has been accepted as a signatory and has agreed to observe and be bound by the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016.
Copies of the Code are available on request from Endeavour School and from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) in a variety of languages:
or the New Zealand Legislation website:
Eligibility for Health Services
International 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
- Is the holder of a temporary permit that is valid for two years or more
If you do not belong to one of these categories and you receive medical treatment during your visit, you will be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to public-funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health and can be viewed on their website at http://www.moh.govt.nz
The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at http://www.acc.co.nz.
Medical and Travel Insurance
International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand. This policy must cover the student for the entire duration of the planned period of study. Welcome to Nz - useful information.
All students are required to have a current Student Visa (Fee Paying) to be enrolled at Endeavour School as an International Student. Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service and can be viewed on their website at Immigration NZ. Endeavour School cannot provide immigration advice.
Conditions of Acceptance
St Peter's Catholic School is able to offer placements for a number of International Students. Each enrolment application will be considered on an individual basis, taking into account the school’s existing student demand, class sizes and available resources.
- For the duration of their enrolment, all international students must live with their parents, have a valid student visa and have travel and medical insurance.
- Students must observe the conditions of their visa. If a student breaks the terms of their visa, St Peter's Catholic School has an obligation to report this to the New Zealand Immigration Service.
- The student and/or parents will provide academic, medical and other information that is relevant to the wellbeing and class placement of the student. All information given prior to the student starting at St Peter's Catholic School regarding class placement is provisional. The school reserves the right to adjust placements and individual programmes at any time if it is in the student’s interests to do so.
- The student will attend the school on all occasions when it is open unless prevented by illness or other urgent cause.
- Students and parents must abide by the School Code Of Conduct for International Students regarding behaviour both inside and outside of school hours.
- Students must observe the laws of New Zealand.
- Students must have Travel and Medical Insurance.
- No specified level of English applies.
- An enrolment form must be completed for every student, and it must be signed by a parent.
- Students will only be accepted if there is deemed to be space at the year level concerned and at the discretion of the Principal.
- Parents must inform the school of their address, telephone number and email address (whichever applies) and will advise the school of any changes with these throughout the duration of the study period.
PLEASE NOTE: If your child’s visa status changes from international fee paying to a domestic student during their time at St Peter's Catholic School, then the school’s Preference plan takes effect.
St Peter's Catholic School may choose not to enrol an international student who has additional needs if they are unable to provide the support that is deemed necessary for the student by health professionals such as physical or psychological clinicians. This will come down to a decision from Principal and the Board of Trustees.
If a parent wants St Peter's Catholic School to enrol their student as an International student with special needs but they do not meet the ASH requirements and are therefore not eligible for ORRS funding then St Peter's Catholic School will seek their own professional advice and where necessary refer to the Human Rights Commission to consider.
Student Withdrawal - Student Termination
If a student chooses to withdraw, St Peter's Catholic School must be notified in writing by the parents prior to the student’s last day, giving the date of the final day of attendance and the reason for leaving.
St Peter's Catholic School may terminate the agreement in the following circumstances:
- The student ceases to live with his/her parents.
- False documentation.
- Fees not paid in advance.
- Expiry of required immigration status.
- Breach of school guidelines for behaviour, conduct or attendance.
For any student withdrawal or termination, St Peter's Catholic School will notify Immigration Service. The Refund Procedure for International Students shall apply.