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Wellesley College has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Ministry of Education. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website.
International Students enrolling at Wellesley must:
To grant a student visa, Immigration New Zealand will need to see the full letter of acceptance and the receipt of fees. No student may begin his tuition without the required visa and insurance. 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.
All documents can be emailed to email@example.com:
Wellesley College is able to offer placements for a number of international students. Each enrolment application will be considered on an individual basis, taking into account the school’s existing student demand, class sizes and available resources.
The applicant must complete the Enrolment Application Form and the Enrolment Contract and produce the following documents before the application can be processed.
Procedures once application has been received:
If the student is overseas, the documents are checked and assessed
Then, a conditional offer of place is made and invoices for fees deposit is sent (Fee transfer by Band Transfer into school account is recommended). The conditional offer of place will be confirmed upon receipt of fees.
– Students are required to attend all classes and be on time. Completion of all work including homework is mandatory.
– If students return to their home country during the school holidays, they may not take extra time away from school unless authorised by the school Principal. Requests must be made in writing by parents. Students must not return to their home country before the end of the school year, having completed all course work and taken the appropriate examinations.
– Student visa/permit will be issued for Wellesley College. Students may not transfer to another school until that visa/permit expires or it has been reissued to another school through an official transfer process involving NZ Immigration.
– Parents must sign all the required documentation which proves that they understand and accept the conditions of enrolment at Wellesley College.
– Wellesley College must be informed immediately of all changes of detail. This includes such things as the student’s or parent’s change of address, telephone numbers email or other changes.
– In addition to the conditions listed here, all conditions that are part of the contract with parents, the fees refund policy and other school policies also apply.
– Learning activities in which students investigate issues and solve problems of interest to them
– A balanced curriculum which has a discovery and exploration emphasis and encourages higher order thinking as keys to successful learning
– Opportunities to see the relevance of learning by applying it in a practical way to solve real problems
– Learning activities and experiences (both in and outside school) which enable all students to succeed regardless of previous achievement
– Programmes of work that are not so prescriptive that they stifle creativity and the opportunity to capture the teachable moment Teachers adapt the programme to the students to ensure the curriculum focus for each student is on personal development as well as on academic achievement. Wellesley College focuses on educating the whole child, emotionally, intellectually, socially and personally. Students are challenged with opportunities to participate in a range of academic, cultural, sporting and technology programmes.
2. Subjects offered
Wellesley College is a private boys’ school. It offers programmes in all areas of the New Zealand Curriculum. Details of the National curriculum can be found on the Ministry of Education’s website http://www.minedu.govt.nz This includes:
Orientation Programme and Support Services
International students at Wellesley College will be provided with a proper orientation process. Steve Girvan is primarily responsible for the orientation of the students and their on-going welfare within the school community. This will be done in close liaison with the classroom teacher and the Principal.
The Orientation Programme
On the student’s first day, he will be met by the Teacher Responsible for International Students and shown their classroom. All students will be mainstreamed immediately upon arrival with a small group withdrawn for further orientation, English testing, and teaching as required. Assistance with academic planning is given, if required.
The classroom teacher will be responsible for ensuring the new student has a buddy group consisting of two or more other students whose role is to help the new student with daily routines, timetables, and activities during the breaks. The teacher will also ensure the student knows where to find the sick bay, tuckshop, toilets, etc.
Orientation will include school layout, rules and regulations, counselling, support systems and resources available.
Familiarisation with New Zealand culture, schools and learning will be provided.
The International Student Director will continue to monitor the student during his time at school to ensure the student settles into the class and the school. The Director will also be available for support of the students, the classroom teacher, and the Parents/Caregiver.
Student Support Services
The following staff members are available for assistance, support, and for emergencies:
Principal – Mr Brendan Pitman
International Student Director – Mr Steve Girvan
All International Students are issued with a laminated emergency card which shows the Student’s name and address, name of parent/caregiver, contact phone numbers and room number at school.
The contact details for the International Student Director, Mr Steve Girvan, are detailed on the card so that students have 24 hour emergency contacts and support at all times.
A copy of the International Student Emergency Card follows:
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EMERGENCY CARD
24 Hour Contact Person:
Mr Steve Girvan, Director International Students
School Phone Number:
Mobile / After hours:
The school’s responsibility for the student ends on their last day of enrollment. Either party may terminate this agreement at any time upon 2 weeks’ written notice being given to the other party. If the agreement is terminated, the Fee Protection and Refund Policy will apply.
Fees as indicated below are due in addition to the $1000 non-refundable administration fee.
(Years 1 to 6)
|Duration||Weekly||1 Term||2 Terms||3 Terms||4 Terms|
|Cost||$ 625||$ 6250||$ 12 500||$ 18 750||$ 25 000|
|Duration||Weekly||1 Term||2 Terms||3 Terms||4 Terms|
|Cost||$ 800||$ 8 000||$ 16 000||$ 24 000||$ 32 000|
*All prices are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD)
**This fee is inclusive of English tuition, stationery and any incidental costs associated with the school programmes. This fee does not cover the cost of the school uniform, sports teams, photos and other non-educational school-based activities.
Fees paid by international students are secure and protected against the possibility of an interruption to the course. Our school’s internal procedures to monitor income and expenditure ensure that money is controlled appropriately.
The conditions of the Fee Protection and Refund Policy must be accepted and signed before enrollment begins. The School holds sufficient reserves to be able to refund the Student’s fees if the School is unable to provide, or continue, the course of tuition.
This policy provides clear procedures/guidelines for the protection of international student tuition fees and forms part of the Tuition Agreement. Under Section 228 of the Education Act 1989, the Board of Trustees has a responsibility to handle International Student Fees in a manner consistent with current school financial policies which will ensure that:
In order to comply with the policy:
– 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 related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website.
– All International Students must have appropriate travel and medical insurance. Insurance cover must be translated in English for the school and must meet the minimal cover standards as outlined by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. The guidelines for ‘appropriate insurance’ can be accessed in pdf format by this link via the NZQA Website. Insurance in New Zealand may be terminated due to non-disclosure of personal details. Should, for any reason, the international student have insurance terminated, the student will be required to be absent from school until appropriate replacement insurance is obtained. International students without insurance are unable to be enrolled at Wellesley College.
– All International Students (including group students) must have a New Zealand based comprehensive travel, medical and personal insurance policy in place prior to departing from home, and for the duration of their stay in New Zealand. The College will arrange for medical and travel insurance for the duration of the student’s enrollment at the parent’s expense. Wellesley College uses ‘Studentsafe’ Medical and Travel Insurance. Studentsafe is a product offered by Insurancesafe NZ, part of the Allianz Australia Insurance Limited.
If a Student Withdraws From School
If a Student Is Not Attending Their Course
a) Serious illness of self: An illness which prevents the student from attending any study institution and requires them to move home for special health care or a contagious illness which may be dangerous to others.
b) Serious illness of an immediate family member: A permanent or terminal illness which requires special health care at home in their home country and prevents the rest of the family to be studying or living abroad, due to needing to attend to the immediate family members’ health care plan.
c) Immediate family: Mother, father, brothers or sisters. Illness of any other family member which does not affect the students’ ability to study at any institution is not grounds for a refund however, we will happily grant leave to enable the family to visit their sick family member.