How to Apply

All the documentation required to enrol as an International student can be downloaded here. Once documentation is complete, please email to our International Student Director, Yiwen Wu, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Please contact our International Student Director, Yiwen Wu, with any queries:


Phone: +64 9 535 1070


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Required Documents

Please present the following documents with your Enrolment:

  • Completed and signed Enrolment Application form.
  • Signed Designated Caregiver Agreement (if not living with parent/s)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Insurance Cover (original and English translation)
  • Copy of Student visa (as soon as it is issued)
  • Copy of Student's latest School Report translated in English


International Student Downloads 


International Student Enrolment Application Form


International Student Fee Schedule


Procedures on International Student Fee Refunds


Code of Practice NZQA Website


Homestay Booklet


Homestay Application Form


Application to become an Agent 


Agency Agreement


The Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice

Somerville Intermediate School has agreed to observe and be bound by The Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice published by the Ministry of Education. Copies of the Code are available on request from the school or from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) website at


NZ Education System

The New Zealand education system is modern and innovative. It is student-centred and aims to produce leaders and citizens equipped for the 21st century. Students are encouraged to think critically, question their understandings of the world and be active participants in their learning.

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New Zealand children start primary school when they are five years old and attend secondary school until they are 17 or 18.

For more information, click here to visit the Ministry of Education site.


Visas and 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


It is the responsibility of the caregiver/agent to ensure that all documentation is completed to enable the child to attend school.



All international stuidents require medical and travel insurance. Please click here to find a recommended provider for students.



Under New Zealand Ministry of Education regulations, all accommodation for international students must be approved by the school prior to completion of enrolment.

If you have nominated caregivers to look after your child during their enrolment at Somerville Intermediate School, the Principal or nominated agent will visit the home and interview the caregivers before your child is enrolled. Homestay accommodation fee is $310.00 per week.


Where students live with their parents, responsibility for the welfare of students rests with the parents outside of school hours.