New Zealand has an internationally recognised British-based education system with a clear qualification framework and pathways for secondary education into vocational training and the University sector.
New Zealand is situated in the South West Pacific approximately three hours flying time from Australia, it provides a peaceful and safe environment for studying. Well known for its beautiful scenery and clean unspoilt natural environment, New Zealand offers a wide range of sporting and cultural activities making New Zealand a diverse and interesting environment to live in. The population of four million people is made up from a wide variety of cultures.
The climate in the South Island is temperate and in the North Island, sub tropical.
Summer is from December - February, Autumn March - May, Winter June - August and Spring September - November and the secondary school year starts at the end of January and finishes in December.
Glendowie College has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Minister of Education. 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.
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 costs 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.moh.govt.nz.
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.
International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand.
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.
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