Welcome to Glendowie College

Welome!  Bienvenue!  Willkommen!  Bienvenido!  Ni Hao!

Glendowie College welcomes international students to experience the benefits of studying in a New Zealand co-educational school.

For several years, international students have been contributing to the special character of Glendowie College.  We are a strong academic school that takes pride in the high achievements of its students and provides support and encouragement for them to succeed in their studies. 

At Years 9 and 10 Glendowie College is offering the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) as its learning framework.  This is an internationally recognised course of study that integrates with the New Zealand Curriculum.

In Years 12 and 13 students undertake the New Zealand based and internationally recognised NCEA qualification.

Glendowie College offers a wide range of national curriculum subjects including: English as a Second Language (ESOL), English, German, Spanish, Mandarin, Accounting, Mathematics, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History, Economics, Business Studies, Classical Studies, Electronics, Graphics, Technology, Computer courses, Art, Music, Drama, Dance, Physical Education, Health, Outdoor Education, Hospitality and Food Technology.

Activities Programme

International students are encouraged to take part in the many activities offered at the College. Drama, dance, debating, music and sport are strong features of the College. We offer individual musical instrument instruction, and musical performance groups (jazz band, orchestra, ensemble groups, choirs and school productions) are open for all who wish to participate. Students are encouraged to choose from the full range of individual and team sports and outdoor activities offered.

English Language Proficiency and Opportunities

Evidence of English Language proficiency is a requirement of enrolment.   English Language Entry Level Requirements  English as a second language classes are provided by trained and specialist teaching staff at all levels. Students are “mainstreamed” (that is, attend our usual classes) to study other subjects. Senior students are prepared for the English Literacy standards required for entry into New Zealand universities.

AEAS Testing

AEAS Testing is a requirement for International Students intending to study at Glendowie College for one year or more.

International applicants, for whom English is a second language, must sit an entrance test administered by AEAS.  AEAS test results provide detail regarding the student’s English language proficiency and their general ability.  The AEAS Report will be considered alongside other information provided by the family when reviewing the student’s application.

AEAS Testing is available around the world, and students can register online.  Alternatively, your agent will be able to assist you with the registration process.  A copy of the student’s AEAS Report must be included with enrolment applications.

Student Welfare

The Director of International Students, together with the House Deans, provides student support in all pastoral care matters. This includes enrolment, orientation, academic programmes, academic counselling, insurance, designated caregiver and homestay service arrangements. Regular contact is made with designated and extra care-givers and homestay providers.

Our College is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. To meet the Code of Practice Requirements and Standards, regular contact is maintained between the Director of International Students, the Homestay Director and each student and their homestay family. Guidance for international students in their own language is available if required.

For more information on the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students visit http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/caring-for-international-students


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