Welcoming Homestays

All International Students who attend William Colenso College are placed in homestay accommodation with local families.

The Homestay Co-ordinator, Ms Jody Stent, arranges suitable homestay accommodation for all our International Students. If there are any concerns regarding the homestay situation, she deals with them.

Jody organises two major International Student trips during the year as well as our end of year international programme.
(Homestay Co-ordinator & partner, Teumu)

Field Trips

Each year special events are organised for International Students. These usually include:

  • Term 1 – a 4 day visit to several tourist attractions in the Central North Island region such as Rotorua, Taupo and Waitomo.
  • Term 3 – a 3 day ski trip on Mt Ruapehu
  • End of year – a special activity programme is organised for students who are not sitting the NCEA external examinations.