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Our International Programme


Waimea College offers not just an education but a whole new lifestyle for our international students. As an international student you will be mainstreamed into regular classes with local students. You can choose from a wide range of subjects and will mix with a variety of other students.

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Our International programme provides:

  • experienced and committed staff dedicated to supporting you;
  • the opportunity for a world class education, including incredible outdoor education experiences;
  • specialist ESOL support classes from elementary to upper intermediate;
  • a safe environment which allows you to reach your full potential;
  • a wide range of sporting, cultural and recreational activities;
  • support for you to have an amazing experience in another country, while excelling academically and learning about yourself.

As an international student, you will live with a family in the Waimea College area. These families are carefully selected by our dedicated and experienced homestay staff, who regularly stay in touch with you and your family.

We work hard to produce well-rounded global citizens by also providing our domestic students with the opportunities to experience international exchange programmes.

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Download Our Prospectus

Introducing Waimea College – A guide for prospective International Students and Families

Message from our International Manager

Kia Ora, and a very warm welcome to all our past, present and future international students at Waimea College.

My name is Hayley Roper. I am the International Manager & Dean here at Waimea, I understand that the experience of international travel is a crucial aspect of personal development and know that when you select Waimea College as your international school of choice, you will be making a wonderful investment in your future and yourself.

As a prospective international student, my commitment to you is to guide and shape your experience of New Zealand into one that is safe, filled with unforgettable memories and packed with experiences that will become an integral part of who you are. I will always strive to maintain a caring and supportive connection between you, your parents and your homestay families; and work hard to ensure you and your international peers are effectively integrated into the Waimea College family.

Selecting an overseas school to study at is a big decision. I suggest you take a good look around our website and encourage you to make contact with me should you require any further information about our school. I look forward to hearing from you!

Hayley Roper
International Manager & Dean

International Manager - Hayley Roper

Apply Now!

Please contact Hayley Roper, International Manager for more information on how you could become a student at Waimea College.

Or select the link below to download our application form.