Kaitaia College caters for students within the very Far North of Te Taitokerau. We also welcome students from all over the world to experience our culture and our diversity from within our school and its wider community.

Our school will host international students and is a signatory to the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016 (the Code).

As a signatory to the Code, we strive to protect international students and provide them with a positive experience that supports their educational achievement. The pastoral care we provide includes supporting students in a new cultural environment, identifying and addressing the needs of students, including their safety and well-being, helping international students participate in New Zealand culture by enabling them to develop relationships and networks, supporting international students to achieve their goals.

The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students

In accordance with the Code of Practice, Kaitaia College:

  • maintains high professional standards
  • recruits international students ethically and responsibly
  • provides students with comprehensive, up-to-date, and accurate information
  • provides students with information before they enter into any commitments
  • conducts contractual dealings ethically and responsibly
  • recognises the particular needs of international students
  • ensures that students are in safe accommodation
  • has fair and equitable processes for addressing problems and grievances.


  • Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016
  • Education Act 1989


Enrolment Application Process

After receiving information to support their decision to enrol, international students are invited to complete an enrolment application. The international student tuition agreement (contract) formalises these and other conditions. Further agreements may also apply, such as the designated caregiver agreement.

Immigration Matters

Student Insurance

Behaviour Management


Class Placement


Fee Protecion and Refund Policy​​​​​​​

Dealing with Grievances


Safety and Well-being

New Zealand Law

Students must observe the conditions of their visa. If a student breaks the terms of the visa the school will report the fact to Immigration New Zealand, which may result in the student having to leave New Zealand.

All students are required to have travel and medical insurance for the duration of their period of enrolment, from home to home.

Students and parents/legal guardians must accept and abide by rules regarding behaviour and conduct that apply to all students. Unacceptable behaviour may result in the termination of tuition.

The student will attend school on all occasions when it is open unless prevented by illness or other urgent cause.

Class placements are decided on the evidence of assessment after arrival in New Zealand so all information given before enrolment about placement on courses and in classes 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 and the student's family accept the conditions of the fee protection and refund policy.

  • The school's complaints procedure for international students will be used to deal with grievances.
  • If a complaint is not resolved through the school's internal processes, students can make a complaint through NZQA.

Parents must keep their contact details (address, phone number, email address) held by the school up to date.

Students must observe the laws of New Zealand. All disputes will be dealt with in New Zealand law.