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
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.
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.
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.