How to apply Studying at Long Bay College in New Zealand is an exciting journey that requires planning ahead. Entry requirements Long Bay College caters for all academic levels leading to NCEA. The school has a student-centred approach to enable all students to develop their talents and reach their full potential. The main criteria includes a positive attitude with a readiness to learn and an openness to trying out new ways, and realistic expectations of achievements depending on natural ability and the time frame set by each International student and their family. In terms of English, Long Bay College caters for all levels of language with its EAP programmes. Students working at Foundation Stage (English Language Learning Progressions) will receive an intensive, full-time EAP programme before they are permitted to join other mainstream subjects. This is to ensure that all students are set up for success, as virtually all mainstream classes are taught in English. Once progress in English has been made, students will move into mainstream subjects in addition. All enquiries to Jayne Jones at [email protected] Application procedure To make the process easy, here is a simple outline of the steps to follow to apply to study at Long Bay College. Please submit an application at least three months before the term starts. 1. Submit your application To enrol online, please complete the international application form: 2018 secondary-application-and-agreements (003) An email will be sent when the application is received. 2. Find out if your application has been accepted Successful applicants will receive a Conditional Offer of Place, which will include an invoice for all fees owing. 3. Pay your fees 2019 LBC Term Dates and International Fees 4. Receive a Confirmed Offer of Place and receipt of payment With a confirmed offer, students will also receive your Pre-Arrival pack, which will include a pre-departure checklist and further information about how to make the transition and be successful in New Zealand. A link to our English language preparation course and the Orientation Day (first day) schedule will be provided. Details of homestay family and accommodation (where appropriate) and airport transfer will follow nearer the time of departure. 5. Apply for your student visa Processing time can vary, so it is important to apply for your visa as soon as possible to avoid delays. To find out more about visas, visit www.immigration.govt.nz What to bring: Passport and current visa to study in NZ Travel/medical insurance policy (if you decide to arrange it privately rather than through the school) Return airline ticket Prescription for any medications necessary, with a doctor’s letter Laptop (Microsoft compatible) Proof of purchase/receipts for any electronics eg mobile phone, laptop Adapter plug for electrical goods from your home country Personal items and clothes Adequate spending money in cash till you set up a bank account here Arrival in NZ: Make sure you let us know your exact flight and arrival details by sending us a copy of your airline ticket. We need these so that we can organise for our approved shuttle company to meet you at the airport. Pack your own bags. Do not carry anything for another person, even if they ask you to. When you arrive at Auckland airport you should have completed a Passenger Arrival Card. You must declare all food and drink even if it is packaged. You are not allowed to bring fresh food or drink into New Zealand. You should not carry a large amount of cash. Once you get off the plane, you will go through Passport Control, Baggage Claim and Customs. After this, you will come through to the main Arrivals area. You will see a driver from Shore Shuttles, our approved shuttle company, waiting for you and holding a Long Bay College sign with your name on it. You will then be taken to your new home. If you get lost, or if you cannot see your name on a sign, turn left and wait by the McDonalds sign – the driver will find you there. If you are worried, please phone our Emergency number on 0800 528437, Jayne Jones (Deputy Principal International) on 027 473 2555, or Yuki Ru (Homestay Coordinator) on 027 473 2503. We look forward to seeing you at Long Bay College!