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