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International Students

Kia ora and welcome to Waitākiri Primary School
We welcome you and your family as International Students and welcome you to become members of our school and local community. 

We hope you enjoy our lovely city and our friendly people.

We have information for parents and students and will give you information and suggestions to help you become familiar with our culture, help you enjoy your stay and explain how we do things at Waitākiri Primary School.  Our school website can be translated into your language, using Google translate, if you need this. You will find this in the top right hand corner.

Our International Coordinator, Kim Hillson or myself will be able to assist you in your exciting journey of living in another country and be able offer helpful advice and information that you need.

Please take the time to view these movies about Waitākiri and Christchurch:

Our office and teaching staff are also very happy to help you. If you require further information or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at

We look forward to you joining our school and local community.

Ngā mihi

Andrew Barker


Code of Practice
Waitākiri Primary School has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students as published by the New Zealand Ministry of Education.  Copies of the code are available on the website and are available in many different languages.

If you have an specific questions or would like further information, please contact our International Coordinator, Kim Hillson on

To view the International Student Policies and Procedures, or any of our school Policies and Procedures, please click on this link:

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