Being a signatory to ‘The Code …’ means that the school operates under a set of rules which ensure the welfare and education of international students is of prime concern. More information can be seen at the Ministry of Education website.
Before you can enroll at a New Zealand high school you must obtain the appropriate Student Permit/Visa. Please check out our Immigration Service website to find out where your nearest NZ Immigration Service office is. You will also be able to download an application form and find out what documentation is required to accompany your application.
All international students must have personal insurance which provides cover for both medical expenses and loss of personal property. Students/parents/agents are welcome to arrange insurance themselves before the student travels to New Zealand as long as the school is provided with details of the cover – in English.
The school is happy to purchase insurance (at student’s expense) on the student’s behalf. The default insurer used by William Colenso College is UNI-CARE. Details of Uni-Care’s cover can be found on their website.
It should be noted that if insurance is purchased from a home country insurer, the school cannot assist with claims.
Please refer to Application Process in Downloads section.