Pukekohe High School Welcomes Students From Foreign Countries

Thank you for your interest in Pukekohe High School as a place for your student’s secondary education. Our aim is to ensure that each student is treated as an individual and is catered for in an interesting and supportive learning environment. Pukekohe High School is a state secondary school for girls and boys from levels 9 to 13 (13 to 18 years). The school is located in the town of Pukekohe, which has a population of 31,000 people and is 50 kilometres south of the city of Auckland, 45 minutes drive by car from Auckland’s International Airport. Pukekohe High School has 1750 students. Approximately 2% come from overseas countries. There are places for up to 45 full fee-paying students from overseas.

Pukekohe High School offers overseas students a complete learning experience:

  • A commitment to high academic standards and examination success.
  • A safe learning environment.
  • Easy access to three large universities and three polytechnic institutes.
  • Opportunities to participate in a wide range of sporting and cultural activities.

International students are:

  • Met on arrival.
  • Introduced to the school and local community.
  • Able to commence at any stage during the year.
  • Assisted with subject selections.
  • Given guidance and support.
  • Given tailored English language courses.

Our aim is to help overseas students improve in all areas of the English language. Classes are small and students receive individual assistance from trained and experienced English language teachers. Courses include:

  • ESOL (English for speakers of other languages). A full programme is available for all students at all levels. Students are assessed on arrival.
  • Academic courses that prepare students to sit New Zealand school examinations and to gain entry to New Zealand universities and polytechnics.
  • Pukekohe High School welcomes international fee-paying students.

Each student’s academic progress, attendance and adjustment to Pukekohe High School is closely monitored and reported to parents. Homestays are carefully arranged and monitored.

For further details complete our online application form here on our website. Alternatively contact the Director of International Students:

Phone: +64+9+237 0117

Fax: +64+9+238 6084

Email: international@pukekohehigh.school.nz

Student Short Term and Group Exchanges
Each year we offer short and long term study opportunities for interaction between our students and those from other countries as a way to encourage cross cultural understandings.

Individual students are also encouraged to take advantage of exchange opportunities that are provided through such organisations as Rotary Clubs and AFS, and each year we host overseas students through these programmes.

Click here to read the 2018 ERO Report

“The New Education (Pastoral care of International students) Code of Practice 2016” copies can be found on NZQA website www.nzqa.govt.nz

Pukekohe High School is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at www.minedu.govt.nz/goto/international.

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.

Eligibility for Health Services
Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full cost of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at www.healthline.govt.nz

Accident Insurance
The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents, and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at www.acc.co.nz.

Medical and Travel Insurance
International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand.