"Studying at Avondale College has given me the opportunity to make friends from all around the world."
- MARIA, BRAZIL
For more than thirty years, Avondale College has been welcoming international students from all around the world! They come for the rich cultural experiences and excellent academic programme that is on offer here, and end up making friends that will last a lifetime!
WHY CHOOSE AVONDALE COLLEGE?
NCEA & Cambridge International (CAIE) courses & university pathways
Specialised guidance for students to gain top marks for entry to University
TOP ACADEMIC RESULTS
93% pass rate for NCEA
97% University Entrance (CAIE)
7 top in NZ results for Cambridge International
1st in World result for IGCSE Mathematics in 2020
ACCELERATE PROGRAMME FOR GIFTED STUDENTS (ask about our International Scholarships!)
HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS
A TOP PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL
#1 IN NZ FOR COMPUTING QUALIFICATIONS
New Zealand's leading provider of professional IT qualifications
Top NZ School in NZ Microsoft Office Specialist Championships for seven years
Microsoft World Champion in PowerPoint, out of 760,000 students worldwide
Personalised courses that meet your convalidation requirements [Norway, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, Germany, Italy]
SHORT TERM OR LONG TERM
Our main intakes are in January and July, but you can start your course any Monday!
OUTDOOR EDUCATION PROGRAMME AND CAMP AT MT RUAPEHU
WEEKEND & HOLIDAY TRIP OPTIONS
Hobbiton, Bay of Islands, skiing, South Island, Fiji and more!
10 minutes from the Auckland CBD
Close to two large malls
120 modern classrooms, 2 gymnasiums, 2 dance studios and a sprawling 26 acre campus.
Specialist Performing Arts Centre plus Technology Centre
CARING INTERNATIONAL STAFF
8 International Staff
24/7 pastoral care - cultural integration, academic, activity programmes, homestay support
WHY CHOOSE NEW ZEALAND?
New Zealand is a modern English speaking country with an internationally recognised high standard of education
It has a safe environment with a healthy climate.
New Zealand’s economy is strong, with a low level of unemployment and a high standard of living.
Students are able to also have part-time jobs while studying (up to 20 hours per week), by applying to modify their visa on arrival and with permission of the school and parents.
There is the opportunity to meet other international students from South America, European and south-east Asian countries while experiencing New Zealand “kiwi” and other cultures.
New Zealand is close to the beautiful Pacific Islands and Polynesian cultures.
To find out more about why New Zealand is a great place in which to study, visit: www.newzealandeducated.com
PASTORAL CARE OF STUDENTS
We have been hosting international students at Avondale College for over 30 years. All school staff are involved in making our students’ experience as positive and beneficial as possible.
Students are placed into a Year Level homeroom class, each of which has a Dean and Assistant Dean to support them. Counsellors are available for students who need confidential advice.
CODE OF PRACTICE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students provides schools with a framework for the care and support of students.
Follow this link for the Guidelines for Code of Practice for International Students
IMMIGRATION AND INSURANCE
Full details of immigration requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available from Immigration New Zealand, and can be viewed on their website at .
ELIGIBILITY FOR HEALTH SERVICES
Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at www.moh.govt.nz.
The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents, and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at www.acc.co.nz.
MEDICAL AND TRAVEL INSURANCE
International students (including group students) must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand.