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Care & Support

Student Services

Long Bay College offers comprehensive student services and support, designed to make the transition to New Zealand an easy one and help students make the most of College life.

Pastoral Care and Support

Long Bay College has an International Department of experienced and dedicated staff. The department includes the Deputy Principal International, International Dean, Homestay Coordinator, International Student Administrator and International Finance Administrator. Chinese and Korean speaking staff are also available to support. The Deputy Principal (International) and International Dean oversee the welfare and academic progress of all International students.

The Careers Dean and Guidance Counsellors also support students with pathway and subject choices, as well as emotional challenges.

In addition, the International Prefects organise social and sporting events, including movie nights, games nights and craft days. The Orientation team, alongside International staff, also provides support to newcomers.

Qualified EAP (English for Academic Purposes) teachers provide English language support for all International students. Students will get to know these teachers really well and may choose to turn to one of them if additional support is required.

International Department

The friendly International team will welcome students to the College and provide guidance on all things “Kiwi”. Make sure to drop in and see them about anything to do with studying and living in New Zealand.

Services offered include:

  • International Orientation
  • Information about studying and living in New Zealand
  • Events at the College and making friends
  • Visas and insurance
  • Advice and support
  • Keeping safe and well
  • International accommodation information

First Days of School

  • Please arrive a couple of days before school starts. This will help you recover from jetlag and get ready for school.
  • We run an Orientation programme for all new students, to introduce you to our school, our routines, our co-curricular activities, our rules and our expectations. We will also talk to you about living in New Zealand, how to get the bus, and how to open a bank account here.
  • You will be expected to wear a school uniform. This can be bought at one of two local suppliers, or at school on the first day of each term. Your homestay parents / the International Department will help you with this.
  • Your English level will be assessed so that we know which classes are best for you. Once you have chosen your subjects, your timetable will then be sorted out, ready for you to start your classes.

Your School Programme

  • We will help you choose your subjects depending on your English level; then you will be given a timetable. There are six classes a day, 50 minutes for each subject.
  • School begins at 8.40am and finishes at 3.15pm.
  • Some homestays are slightly further away from school, and you may decide to get a bus to school with other students. If you need to get a bus to school, your homestay family will help you with this on the first day. The bus journey will cost $1-$3; you can use your student ID to get reduced bus fares. We can also show you how to buy an AT Hop card, to make it easier for you to travel on the bus.
  • Your homestay family will provide you with lunch, or you can buy it from our school canteen.
  • If you are late, you must sign in at the Student Centre. If you are absent for any reason, your homestay must notify the Student Centre by phone or email.
  • If you are sick during the school day, you must tell the teacher and see the school nurse.
  • There is a huge range of sports and cultural activities offered at school. We really recommend you join a club or a team – it is the best way to get to know other students, feel part of the school and improve your English. .

If you have any questions, we are here to help you. We want to you to stay safe and get maximum benefit from your time with us.

Concerns

If International students or their parents are concerned about a matter, in the first instance please contact the International Dean, Micky Smith, or the Deputy Principal International, Jayne Jones. If concerns remain about the matter’s resolution, please find out what to do next here .

Policies

For specific policies pertaining to our provision for International Students, please follow the links below:

Accommodation for International Students Policy

Fees Protection Policy for International Student Fees Paid in Advance

Foreign Fee Paying Students

International Student Scholarship Fund Policy

Internationalisation Policy

Refund of International Student Fees Policy




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