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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.
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.
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
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.
We welcome part-time students. The flexibility of our courses and classes means we are able to accept students part-time at any level, especially for Senior College in preparation for Cambridge International Examinations.
Part-time students are ATEA College students who attend classes for the relevant level and subjects. They wear our school uniform, take part in the life of the school, have class work and assignments marked, and gain the benefit of instruction from our specialist staff and interaction with other students. They are eligible for entry into ATEA College examinations and Cambridge International Examinations as ATEA College students (exam fees apply). However, they are responsible for supplying their own resources such as text books and stationery.
Up to two other courses may be added for part-time study. Bible or Divinity is a compulsory course for all students, including part-time students. (If taking more than three courses at ATEA College, full-time enrolment is required.)
Courses for part-time students normally have a minimum of 10 hours of classes a term (usually 1 hour weekly, but this can vary). Practicals (such as labs in science) count as separate courses so that most Senior College part-time science students are likely to need to enrol in two courses for each science subject.
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 http://www.immigration.govt.nz
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.