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Pukekohe Intermediate is a co-educational school and enrols students in Year 7 and Year 8 aged between 11 and 13 years old

Code of Practice
Pukekohe Intermediate School has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Ministry of Education. 
Copies of the Code are available on request from Pukekohe Intermediate School or from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) website:


About Pukekohe

Pukekohe is the largest town in the Franklin district and is a popular shopping destination with a diverse range of specialty shops. It is situated about 45 minutes from the center of Auckland City. Pukekohe is also known for its car- racing track. There are many attractions and facilities available in the area, such as boutique shopping, library, recreational center, swimming pools, golf courses, sports grounds, beaches, cafes and restaurants. Local attractions include the Saturday morning market, golf, horse treks, a water-garden and west coast beaches. At nearby Glenbrook, rail enthusiasts operate historic steam trains for Sunday rides.


Application Requirements

To apply to enrol your child at Pukekohe Intermediate School, download the enrolment form and email completed application to:

Mrs Lynda Sharp 

Enrolment will not be allowed without parental signature. Once all documentation required is completed and fees paid, the student is enrolled at the school and the Offer of Place and confirmation letter for Immigration is given. It is the responsibility of the caregiver/agent to ensure that all documentation is completed to enable the child to attend school. The Education Act allows an international student to attend school for up to 3 months while the visa is being processed. After this time, the student will not be able to continue attending school until the student visa has been granted, sighted and photocopied by our school office. In cases where the appropriate documentation has not been organised within the 3 month period, and a child is unable to attend school, no refund will be given.


Conditions of Acceptance and Enrolment
Pukekohe Intermediate School accepts international students based on the number of places available at the time of application. 
A maximum start of the year roll is 18 full-time students.  An interview with the Director of International Students will be held as soon as possible after enrolment is requested.  Enrolment will be conditional upon the school being able to meet the needs of the child. This decision will be communicated to parents after four (4) weeks of attendance at school.  If further enrolment is declined, a full reason why this is being done will be provided.


Categories of Accommodation
The following types of accommodation are available for international students and must be approved by the school prior to completion of enrolment.
- School-arranged homestay.
- With their parents.
- With a designated caregiver who must be a close friend or relative.


The International student coordinator will visit the home and interview the caregivers before your child is enrolled.

Homestay accommodation fee is $360 per week.

(Plus a $150 homestay placement fee)


The course of study will be as Year 7 or Year 8 and will offer an initial intensive English language programme if necessary.  Students will follow the New Zealand curriculum and essential learning areas in Literacy, Numeracy, Science, PE and Health, Social Studies, the Arts and Technology.


English Language Proficiency
English language is important to make enrolment a success.  
However, we also recognise that foreign students may not have much beyond a basic grasp of English language, spoken or written.  If enrolment is accepted, your child will be tested to determine the entry level and initial support for English language.


Application & School fee: $300.00
Tuition fees: $13 200.00
Government levy: $1 000.00
Total $14 500.00
It is a requirement by the Department of Immigration that the full year's tuition fees are to be paid in order to get a student visa.
The tuition fee includes:
* All costs for normal school programmes including school stationery requirements and specialist programme and material costs.
* Entry fee for any external school examinations or testing programmes required and administered by the school.
* School module costs, school sport costs, school badges.
* Text books loaned for the period of study.

* Y8 student camp
Not covered in the tuition fee are:
* School uniform.
* Lost library books or any vandalism or damage to school property.
All fees are inclusive of GST
The above fees are for a student at Pukekohe Intermediate School for one (1) year.  Students enrolled for only one or two terms pay for their stationery and trips.

Fee Protection for International Students
The Pukekohe Intermediate School Board of Trustees guarantees a refund of unspent fees if the school becomes unable to continue to deliver the course.


Grievance Procedures
Any grievances can be resolved using the school’s Policy for Resolving Grievances, which is available from the school office. An Advice for international Students page is in this booklet.

Health and Travel Insurance
All international students MUST have insurance
International Foreign Fee Paying students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand unless they are:
* A resident or citizen of Australia; or
* A national of the United Kingdom in New Zealand; or
* The holder of a temporary permit that is valid for two years or more.
If you do not belong to one of these special categories and you receive medical treatment during your visit, you will be liable for the full costs of that treatment.  You must have insurance that will cover the cost of medical treatment in New Zealand for the duration of your stay in New Zealand. We also strongly recommend that you obtain insurance to cover your travel to and from New Zealand.


Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service, and can be viewed on their website at


On your son/daughter’s first day of school, they will receive an orientation to the school.  This will include a tour of the school and an introduction to their teacher, the Principal, and the school first aid person.

Refund Conditions
Any student who withdraws from his/her course of study before the student’s originally advised course completion date may be eligible for a partial refund of school tuition fees. An application for refund of school tuition fees must be made in writing.  Parents must write to the Board of Trustees explaining why the student has withdrawn from the course and the reasons for seeking a refund.  If the application is made before the start of the student’s course, school tuition fees will be refunded in full less the application fee of $300.00 to cover costs incurred by the school.  If the application is made after the start of the student’s course, but before the second half of their course, school tuition fees will be refunded less:
* The application fee of $300.00.
* Costs to the school already incurred for tuition on a term-by-term basis.
* Components of the fee already committed for the duration of the course, including appropriate proportions of salaries of teachers and support staff.
* Costs already incurred for the use of facilities and resources.
* The proportion of the Government Levy the school is required to pay.
* Any other costs already incurred.
If the application is made after the second half of the student’s course, no refund will be given except in exceptional circumstances. 
No refund will be given to a student who is expelled from the school by the Board of Trustees.
No refund will be given to a student who has breached the terms of their contract with the school.
Any student who becomes a permanent resident during their course will have their unused school tuition fees refunded from the end of the term in which they became a resident.


Pukekohe Intermediate School reserves the right to terminate the enrolment of any international student on the basis of continued and unexplained non-attendance.  In this event the New Zealand Immigration Service will be notified.  In the case of gross misconduct and/or serious disobedience by a student, the New Zealand Ministry of Education Stand-down, Suspension, Exclusion and Expulsion Rules 1999 will be followed.  These Rules can be found on the Ministry of Education web site at


Withdrawal Procedure
If you wish to withdraw your son/daughter from Pukekohe Intermediate School, please advise the Principal in writing at least two weeks’ in advance.  The school refund conditions will apply in the event of any withdrawal.


Grievance Procedures

Refer to the school policy on general complaints which can be obtained from the school office.

If you have concerns about your treatment by your education provider or by an agent of the provider, the first thing you must do is contact the principal or the international student director. The Code requires all institutions to have fair and equitable internal grievance procedures for students and you need  to go through these internal processes before you can take the complaint any further.

If your concerns are not resolved by the internal grienvance procedures, you can contact the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)



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