International Students – Homestay Responsibilities

Homestay will provide students: Students will provide:
Three meals per day Education costs including uniform and device
Bed linen and towels Personal toiletries, clothing
Laundry Insurance: medical and property
Transport to and from school Recreation and entertainment costs
Students own room with desk, light for study and clothes storage facilities Travel (non-school)

Phone calls, internet cost including any connection fees (after approval from school)

The majority of homestays are within walking distance of the school. If homestays are out of town, a school bus will be available for students for transport to and from school (no cost to student).

If homestay application is made at the same time as the student application, accommodation is easier to arrange. Homestay accommodation is available for quarter and half year enrolments.

Home Stay Cost
Homestay cost will be $NZ285 per week.

I/We understand that the $285 per week is to be paid in advance and that the school administer this fund through a trust account, this includes a weekly charge of $15 for administration and banking.

I/We understand that a $150 placement fee will be charged for the initial homestay placement and one change in homestay. After the second change of homestay, students will be charged $150 placement fee for each placement thereafter.

I/We understand that if students vacate the homestay temporarily for a holiday or other reason, a holding fee of 50% per week will be made to hold the room.

* Please note: the estimated cost of living in rental accommodation in Pukekohe is $180-$200 per week rent – not including furniture, phone, power and food costs.

Home Stay Rules for International Students attending Pukekohe High School
International students at Pukekohe High School must live in a homestay organised by the school, or by their parents. All trips and travel or alternative accommodation away from school caregivers or homestays must be approved by the International Director and/or the Senior Management Team.

When a homestay has not been arranged through the school, the student’s parents must complete and sign the ‘Designated Caregivers’ form releasing the School from responsibility for the students welfare outside the school hours.

Pukekohe High School will administer the homestay accommodation fees for all Pukekohe High School managed homestays.

Students living in Pukekohe High School homestays must behave appropriately in the homestay and follow the individual homestay rules.

The wellbeing of all international students attending Pukekohe High School is the guideline for these rules.

All homestay students are given a “Pukekohe High School Homestay Booklet” that explains things such as: table manners in New Zealand, helping around the home, contact numbers for an emergency along with the 24 hour access number for urgent enquiries, which is monitored by the International Director/Homestay Co-ordinator.