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Independent Engagement

Tap into authentic Kiwi independence here.  Email now to arrange a visit. Enrolment applications are welcome at any time.  

New Zealand Students

For students who are New Zealand Citizens or New Zealand Residents, complete the domestic student application form and submit it with the application fee.  


If your application matches a vacancy your family will be invited (parents and child) to visit the school for an interview.  


We will let you know within a week if your application has been accepted, and if so, will help you transition to Atea College as soon as you are ready.


Enrolment Form

Applications can be downloaded, scanned and emailed to

International Students

For International Students, complete the International Student Application Form and submit it with the listed Registration Fee.  If your application meets our criteria, we will arrange a interview and English test for the pupil. This can be done while the pupil is in their home country.


If the student's application is successful we will offer the pupil a place at our school. and you pay the Enrolment and Tuition Fees.  Once these payments are received we issue you with a receipt and the documents you need to submit with your application to Immigration New Zealand for a Student Visa.


The Government requires us to make special provisions for the enrolment and care of International Students.

Click here for details.

If you require further information before applying for enrolment, please complete the optional Expression of Interest online form:


Conditions of Enrolment 


We will do all we can to help parents but we have complete discretion as to which pupils will be enrolled. 


  • All new enrolments are provisional for a term and will be confirmed when we are satisfied the enrolment is appropriate

  • Attendance must be regular and punctual, with absences explained in writing

  • Students must complete class work and homework diligently and punctually

  • Our school discipline, rules and uniform code are to be supported

  • Teachers may only be approached about school matters at school

  • Fees must be paid by the due date

  • Attendance is required for all notified Parent Interviews

  • You must give one term’s notice of withdrawal from enrolment or courses.


Withdrawal from Enrolment and Courses:

One term’s written notice of withdrawal from enrolment or courses is required: 

  • We must know before a term starts if your child is leaving  at the end of that term: you pay that term’s fees

  • If you tell us of a withdrawal after the start of a term, you will need to pay that term’s fees, and the fees for the following term


School Policies

Our aim is to have a school where

  • children are safe and well taught,

  • rules an policies are minimal, constructive and helpful, and

  • everyone can have clarity about what is expected and how we do things 


So we publish as many of our policies as possible. Most of those can be found here.



All items of school uniform may be worn summer or winter as appropriate to the weather conditions. It is not necessary to purchase every item of uniform listed. Students and parents may choose those items which best allow them to be comfortably dressed in full school uniform at all times, including to and from school.

Carey College students in junior uniform
Carey College students in senior uniform

International Students

We welcome international students and make special provision for their learning and welfare.  


ATEA College is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by NZQA See prospectus for new details.  Copies of the Code are available on request from this College.


International Students enrolling in ATEA College must

  • Have a student visa to study in New Zealand

  • If in Years 1 to 8 be staying in New Zealand with a parent

  • If in Years 9 to 13 be in the care of a parent, or a relative or close family friend appointed by parents as Caregiver (even if living in a Homestay)

  • Be able to study at an appropriate level in English or be enrolled in an approved ESOL class

  • Pay the International Student Tuition Fee

Health and Travel Insurance: Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand unless they are a resident or citizen of Australia; 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 provide Travel and Medical insurance for international students.

Immigration: 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


Problems: Details for dealing with problems are in the student’s Away from Home page on this website.  See our prospectus for details.


International Student Fees & Refunds: International Students' fees for the full year must be paid before beginning their course. A portion of prepaid Tuition Fees will be refunded if an International Student withdraws before starting at ATEA College. No other refunds will be made. 


English Language Requirement: International Students enrolling in courses leading to external qualifications must have passed a ATEA College (or equivalent) examination in English to a satisfactory standard.  

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