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St John's College, New Zealand  
Pathway for International Students to St John's College
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Overseas High School students intending to study at New Zealand High Schools would need a good level of English. Direct enrolment into New Zealand High School is possible but it is recommended that students improve their English and learn about New Zealand before attempting to study at the High Schools. By enrolling on Waikato Institute of Education’s High School Preparation programme, students can improve their English and learn about New Zealand school culture, study systems or methods, exams and further tertiary education available in New Zealand. After completing Waikato Institute of Education’s programme, students will be better prepared to study in St John's College

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Students who enrol in our High School Preparation programme can enter St John's College  We Provide free service to help student enrol St John's College  after they finish High School Preparation Course.

St Johns College

Founded in 1961, St John's College not only offers first class education where academic excellence is our focus but also boasts the best location in Hamilton. It sits on a hill-top overlooking the city and is adjacent to the University of Waikato providing extension work to our senior students. With a current roll of 650, we are able to provide a more personal approach, get to know each child well and recognise his individual strengths and weaknesses.

We provide academic, sporting and cultural courses to suit each individual's needs. A strong Pastoral care support network allows each child to reach his full potential.

We welcome International students from a variety of countries for full time and short courses. Recognising the importance of internationalisation for all our students, we celebrate other cultures coming to join us at St John's. We pride ourselves on providing a safe and happy environment for all students. Individual care is provided by the Dean of International Students.

St John's College Offer:
  • Safe, happy learning environment
  • Excellent location adjacent to Waikato University
  • Dedicated, highly qualified and multi-lingual staff
  • Boys only - means a very focussed approach
  • Strong Christian family values and we instill the importance of respect and care for others
  • Supportive Pastoral Care and Guidance network in place
  • Wide variety of sporting and cutural activities
  • Individualised ESOL programmes with accent on assisting students with University Entrance credit requirement
  • Small classes
  • Full Orientation Programme and buddy system
  • Extensive choice of NZQA approved courses
  • Short term courses as well as full-time courses available
  • Homestays checked rigorously and monitored by the Dean
  • Clean, new modern facilities including technology suite and computerised laboratories
  • Spacious sporting grounds catering for all sports
  • Regular reports to parents
  • Email access for students
  • Educational excursions and adventure trips outside the classroom
St John's offer mainstream NZQA accredited courses for National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) leading to University or Waikato Institute of Technology courses.
Courses covered are NCEA Level 1,2 and 3 and Scholarship.

Subjects frequently chosen by International students include:
Accounting, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics with Statistics, Mathematics with Calculus, Computing, English, ESOL as well as many other choices.

Fee examples:
Annual tuition fee for International students is NZ$12,000 (payable in advance). 10 week course  NZ$3,200.
Other short term options available on request.
Homestay fees are NZ$200 per week.
Uniform approximately NZ$300
Stationery approximately NZ$200
Airport pickup: NZ$80.00
Medical insurance NZ$450 per year

Pastoral Care for International Students: Joint winner with Sacred Heart Girls' College, Hamilton of the 2005/06 Education New Zeland nationwide award for EXCELLENCE IN PASTORAL CARE of INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS. 

St John's College warmly welcomes students from a variety of overseas countries. On arrival at the College each student's level of competency in English is assessed to ensure they are placed at the appropriate level of study. The Dean of International Students oversees the academic programmes, progress and welfare of our students. Assistance with: renewal of visas, medical insurance and opening bank accounts is available. Extra buddy reading programmes with NZ students are provided free of charge. Enrolments are accepted throughout the year with students able to commence their studies on arrival. No more than 10 students per ESOL class.

English Language Requirement
Good English needed. However attendance at a language school prior to enrolment at
St John's College  may be required if a student’s English fluency is not satisfactory for his academic level.

Accommodation options: If a student requires accommodation the College can arrange a homestay, that is, living with a local New Zealand family. The homestay will provide the student with his own fully furnished room, three meals a day and laundry facilities. Homestay families are police vetted. The Dean of International students makes two visits to the Homestay residence twice a year to ensure the student is being well cared for whilst he is away from home.
Once a term the student is asked to complete an evaluation form about school life in general as well as his homestay so the Dean can monitor any concerns he might have.

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Waikato Institute of Education

Address: 103 London Street,
PO Box 773, Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone: 64 - 7 - 8382450   Fax: 64 - 7 - 838 2453