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Absences

SMS: 027 202 3543 or 
absences@waitakiri.school.nz
 

Helpful Information

Code of Practice
The New Zealand Government has a legislation to ensure the safety and highest possible care of International Students and their families is undertaken during their time in New Zealand.

Waitākiri Primary School is a Signatory to the Code 2016 and complies with all government legislation.

The New Zealand Pastoral Care of International Students Code of Practice 2016 is available to read in a range of different languages.


Immigration and Visas
An International Student may enrol for up to 3 months on a visitor visa and must hold a student visa for longer study.  New Zealand Immigration has helpful information about applying for visitor and student visas. Visas must be obtained prior to the student studying and can be obtained once an Offer of Place is received.


Insurance
All International Students must have insurance prior to the student studying. Insurance must include unlimited medical care including repatriation and expatriation. 

There are a range of medical organisations where insurance can be obtained online. 
Southern Cross Travel Insurance
Unicare
Orbit Protect

International visitors must also be aware of our health system and entitlements.
Ministry of Health
ACC 


Accommodation for families
Homestays for students 10 years and over (subject to availability) may be available upon request. For families there are accommodation options in our area.
Garden Hotel and Restaurant - ask them about discount rates for Waitākiri School
Christchurch Homestays
Airbnb
Trademe Rentals
Christchurch Holiday Houses Burwood


Educational Pathways
Waitākiri School belongs to a Cluster of Learning (CoL) where schools work together for a common goal of student achievement and well-being.  We are a contributing school to Intermediates and High Schools that also host International Students.
Chisnallwood Intermediate
Avonside Girls High School
Shirley Boys High School


Adult English Language tuition
Ara - Institute of Canterbury
Hagley College
Alpha Educational Institute


Home Language and Community Support
New Zealand China Friendship Society
Korean Society of Christchurch
Vietnamese Society of Christchurch
Thai Society of Canterbury


Additional helpful websites
Driving road rules in New Zealand and Driving Guide for Tourists
NZ Police - keeping chiildren safe
Care of Children Act 2004
Children, Young Persons and their Families Act 1989
Child discipline New Zealand
Tenancy Services
Disputes Tribunal