International Students

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We have no more spaces for 2017.
We are accepting enrolments for 2018 now.
We advise you get your applications in early for 2018.

As a signatory to the Code of Practise for the Pastoral Care of International Students, Murrays Bay School welcomes International Students into our high standard learning programmes. Our school motto is ‘Choose to Excel’. All International students are accommodated in a mainstream class where they receive extra in-class support.

Students will also have the opportunity to improve their English skills through a special after school programme enhanced by the use of ICT. This programme will also be available to their parents who wish to improve their English skills.

 

Click here to download a 2017 International Student Guide

Click here to download a 2018 International Student Guide

Click here to download a International Student Enrolment Form

Click here to download our International Student Brochure

Click link below for the Code of Practice information

http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/education-code-of-practice/code-of-practice-resources-languages/

Murrays Bay School offers International Students:

• Pastoral care support
• Supportive and friendly teachers
• Warm and friendly classroom environments
• Quality learning programmes
• Regular parent communication
• An environment where cultural diversity is welcomed and valued
• Opportunities to participate in the Arts and Sport programmes
• English language support for non English speaking international students
• Pastoral Care support in home language (Korean, Mandarin and Japanese)

Pastoral care liaison person

http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/education-code-of-practice/code-of-practice-resources-languages/

Our Programme Goals
  1. To enhance the education and kiwi experience for our International Students by offering quality programmes which supports them learning English.
  2. To foster peer to peer relationships
  3. To enhance the cultural diversity of Murrays Bay School and community
  4. To support the funding base for learning programmes for all students at Murrays Bay
Applications for Enrolment at Murrays Bay School

When seeking enrolment the following process applies.

Prior to Enrolment

The International Student Enrolment Form and Tuition Fee Agreement is completed. School management will consider all applications.

Upon Acceptance

The tuition fee is to be paid.

The school will issue a receipt for the Tuition Fee and a letter to the Immigration Service advising of the school’s offer of placement in order for a student permit to be issued.

Prior to Commencement
  • The Students passport showing student permit must be sighted
  • The full Tuition Fee must be received
  • Proof of Medical Insurance must be sighted
  • Mother’s/ Father’s passport to verify documentation must be sighted
Costs

All International Students participate fully in all aspects of Murrays Bay School life including Waterwise and the Year 4 and Year 6 Camps. Uniform, stationery requirements, camp costs, government levy and administration fees are included in the listed tuition fee, for full year enrolments.

The International Student Fees for 2017 

Whole Year            Tuition Fees                              $11 000.00

(4 terms)                  Administration Fee                 $   2 000.00

                                  Total                                         $13 000.00

 

 

Half Year            Tuition Fees                                 $ 5 500.00

(Two Terms)         Administration Fee                   $ 1 000.00

                            Total                                             $ 6 500.00

 

 

One Term           Tuition Fees                                   $ 2 750.00

                                Administration Fee                      $    500.00

                               Total                                             $ 3 250.00

 

 

Short Term Student                                         $ 400.00 per week

No sibling discount.

Students who enrol for a full year get 1 set of free school and sports uniform.

All students enrolled long term and short term get free stationery.

Pastoral Care Of International Students

Code of Practice: Murrays Bay School has agreed to observe and be bound by the “Code of Practice for Pastoral Care of International Students”. Copies of the code are available from the school or from New Zealand Qualifications Authority at: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/assets/Providers-and-partners/Code-of-Practice/school-guidelines-code-of-practice.pdf

 

Complaints and Concerns: Students and parents may experience problems and difficulties in adjusting to life in New Zealand. Any problems will be first addressed by the Teacher and, then the Deputy Principal of International Students, if needed. The school’s Complaints Policy is applicable to International Students and their parents. The school adheres to the “Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students”. An appeal authority operates through the New Zealand Qualification Authority. The Domestic Resolution Scheme commenced on 1 July 2016. If you have a complaint about Murrays Bay Intermediate School, you can contact the New Zealand Qualifications Authority(NZQA) by phone on 0800 697 296 or email qadrisk@nzqa.govt.nz Or, if it is a financial or contractual dispute, you can contact Fair Way Resolution by phone on 0800774422. More information is available on the Fair Way Resolution website: http://www.fairwayresolution.com/istudent-complaints NZQA has produced a brochure for international students about the complaints process (PDF,148KB).

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 www.immigration.govt.nz

Health and Travel

Most students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. We require that all International Students have insurance that will cover the cost of medical treatment for the duration of their stay in New Zealand. Travel Insurance is also required to cover travel to and from New Zealand. It is recommended that this be taken out in New Zealand. Proof of Medical Insurance cover must be sighted by the school prior to commencement of study. For students wishing to study at Murrays Bay School the school can arrange health insurance at a competitive rate.

Accommodation

In keeping with government legislation Murrays Bay School will only enrol students who are living with a parent(s) for the duration of their stay at our school.

Grievances

Murrays Bay School undertakes to treat all complaints raised by students and parents seriously (including problems with other students).
If there is a problem, in the first instance, please talk with your son or daughter’s teacher. If the issue has not been dealt with to your satisfaction please make an appointment at the school office to speak with the Deputy Principal with the responsibility for International Students.

If you have seen the appropriate persons but the issue has not been solved, then please ask the school office to make an appointment with the Principal.

 

If you are still not satisfied then you can write to the Chairperson of the School Board of Trustees.

Code of Practice: Murrays Bay School has agreed to observe and be bound by the “Code of Practice for Pastoral Care of International Students”. Copies of the code are available from the school or from New Zealand Qualifications Authority at: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/assets/Providers-and-partners/Code-of-Practice/school-guidelines-code-of-practice.pdf

Complaints and Concerns: Students and parents may experience problems and difficulties in adjusting to life in New Zealand. Any problems will be first addressed by the Teacher and, then the Deputy Principal of International Students, if needed. The school’s Complaints Policy is applicable to International Students and their parents. The school adheres to the “Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students”. An appeal authority operates through the New Zealand Qualification Authority. The Domestic Resolution Scheme commenced on 1 July 2016. If you have a complaint about Murrays Bay Intermediate School, you can contact the New Zealand Qualifications Authority(NZQA) by phone on 0800 697 296 or email qadrisk@nzqa.govt.nz Or, if it is a financial or contractual dispute, you can contact Fair Way Resolution by phone on 0800774422. More information is available on the Fair Way Resolution website: http://www.fairwayresolution.com/istudent-complaints NZQA has produced a brochure for international students about the complaints process (PDF,148KB).

Termination of Contract

Murrays Bay School can terminate enrolment in the event of:-
• Continued and unexplained absenteeism
• Disruptive behaviour
• Criminal behaviour
• A false declaration being made prior to or on enrolment

Murrays Bay School Refund Policy

If the pupil withdraws from their course of study before the completion date they may be eligible for a refund of tuition fees.
In order to be eligible for any refund the parent or legal guardian must apply in writing to the Board of Trustees setting out the special circumstances of the claim within one month of the last day of attendance.

 

If the application is made before the start of the course, fees will be refunded in full less an administration charge of $200.00 to cover costs incurred by the school.
If the application is made after the start of the course, but before the second half of the course, fees will be refunded less:
• An administration charge of $200.00
• Costs to the school already incurred for tuition.
• Components of the fee already committed for the duration of the course, including proportions of salaries committed of dsffteachers and support staff.
• Costs already incurred for the use of facilities and resources.
• The proportion of the Government Levy the school is required to pay.
• Any other costs already incurred.
If the application is made after the second half of the course, you will not receive a refund except in exceptional circumstances.
If an International Student gains residency during the course no further fees are to be paid and a refund may be made of the unused portion of prepaid fees. The new resident will now abide by the school enrolment scheme. Documentation must be provided within 14 days.

 

The Board of Trustees will make no refund:

• Where students are asked to leave the School because of misbehaviour, poor attendance or violation of school rules
• Where students wish to transfer to another school
• Where students return home for any reason other than the serious illness or death of a close family member
• If the enrolment application is found to be inaccurate in any way hence the contract will be terminated.
The Board of Trustees will ensure that there is a reserve of funds to cover International Students’ prepaid tuition fees in the event that a refund should be necessary.
Please contact the office on 478 6239 to request a prospectus or to find out more about our International Enrolment Scheme.

Murrays Bay School Policies

Our school policies can be viewed on the School Docs website:

http://murraysbay.schooldocs.co.nz/

 

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