Frequently Asked Questions
What year levels can International Students start at St Peter’s
Year 7 – 13
What time of year can I start?
International students may commence studying at St Peter’s at any time during the year. It is preferable for students in Year 10 – 13 to start at the beginning of the year if possible. If that is not possible, we can look at placing students throughout the year.
What subjects can I study?
St Peter’s offers a wide range of subjects. See this link for a comprehensive overview of St Peter’s Curriculum:
Please note all subjects are taught in English. International students study together with New Zealand students. In years 7 – 10, students are taught core subjects (English, Mathematics, Religious Studies, Science, Humanities, Physical Education) as a whole class and in Year 10 – 13 students choose subject options that interest them.
English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) is available for international students who need extra help in English. The small classes are taken by a specialist ESOL teacher and students receive individual attention.
Care of students while at St Peter’s College
The Director and Dean of International Students are in charge of the students while they are at St Peter’s College and is available to offer advice, support or any queries you may have. If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact:
Mr John Zhang
Phone: + 64 9 524 8108 x 7371
St Peter’s has a strong Pastoral Care model and all teachers and staff are there to support students. See Pastoral Care for further information.
The Ministry of Education has a dedicated area for international students also:
St Peter’s Respect Code
Students are expected to follow the St Peter’s College Respect Code guidelines.
Where will I live?
Homestays are the preferred option for International Students at St Peter’s. There are many families from the St Peter’s Catholic community who welcome international students. Most are Catholic families, usually with boys attending the College with whom students can readily relate.
What are the fees?
The basic annual tuition fee is NZ$15,500 for international students. There are other costs involved such as insurance, homestay fees, school uniforms, camp costs, stationery and personal spending.
How long does it take to process an International Student application?
So long as you have all the correct documents you should be able to apply and start at St Peter’s within 6 weeks of making your application.
Where to from here?
Please feel free to make enquires by emailing Mr John Zhang: firstname.lastname@example.org
or fill in an application form:
and send to:
Mr John Zhang
St Peter’s College
T: +64 9 524 8108 x 7371
F: +64 9 524 9459