Wentworth College & Primary Private School. Gulf Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand. High quality independent education in a positive and caring environment.
Wentworth College & Primary Private School. Gulf Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand. High quality independent education in a positive and caring environment.

Application and Enrolment

Enrolment process

To make an application to study at Wentworth College or the Primary School, please download and complete the appropriate application form, and read our International Tuition agreement. This gives us all the information we need to make you an offer of place at our school, and if required, find you the best possible homestay family. You are welcome to return these forms to us either by email or post to the International Student Director.

 

 Wentworth College Application Form

 International Tuition Agreement

 Wentworth Primary School Application Form

 International Tuition Agreement

 

Step 1 Download and complete the Application form and read our International Tuition Agreement.

Step 2 Return it to the International Student Director either by email or post, and include copies of your most recent school reports and copy of your passport ID page.

Step 3 If we accept you, you will be offered a provisional offer of place and an invoice for the tuition and homestay fees. We may arrange a telephone or skype interview if necessary.

Step 4 Upon payment of the tuition fees, we will issue you an Official Offer of Place and a Receipt, which are the two documents required to enable you to commence the student visa application with New Zealand Embassy / Immigration.

Step 5 Our Homestay Coordinator will arrange a homestay family for you and advise you of the details. If required, the school can arrange for International Student Medical and Travel Insurance, which is a compulsory requirement of your stay in NZ.

Step 6 Notify us of your arrival times and we will arrange pick up at the airport and transfer you to Gulf Harbour. We will introduce you to your host parents. School uniforms can be arranged once you have arrived and remember to bring a copy of your student visa in your passport on your first day.

 

2018 International Tuition Fees

 Download the Tuition Fees pdf

2018 Tuition Fees per year (inclusive of Government taxes):

Wentworth Primary School – NZD $20,000

Wentworth College
Years 7 to 10 – NZD $24,500
Years 11 to 13 – NZD $26,500

Application Fee – $250 (one off payment)

Enrolment Fee – $1,000 (one off payment)

Homestay accommodation fees (per year) – $12,320
(44 weeks @ $280 per week)

Homestay placement fee (one off payment) $375

Homestay visiting fee (per year) $170

Airport transport cost (each way) $130

Medical insurance: students can arrange their own cover in their home country or Wentworth College can arrange Unicare cover. (Refer to Unicare website, www.uni-care.org – approximately NZ$550 for 12 months, New Zealand Student Plan cover.)

Payment of International Tuition Fees
Immigration New Zealand require international students to pay almost all fees associated with their schooling (including insurance) prior to issuing the student with a visa. Sundry fees, such as uniform costs, textbooks and class trips etc, will be invoiced as they arrive.

Extra costs:

  1. Stationery (allow NZ$100-NZ$200)
  2. Bus fares to and from school if applicable
  3. School Uniform (allow about $700)
  4. Pocket money
  5. Activity fees vary for each term, and cover field trips, levies and extra activities.
  6. Involvement in extra-curricular activities e.g sport, music (weeknights/weekends).
  7. If sitting CIE exams, exam fees (approximately $110 per subject)

 

Entrance Requirements

New Entrants Years 10 – 13

We have an English Proficiency Entrance Requirement for new entrants starting in years 10 – 13. Students entering at Year 10 need to achieve upper A2, whilst students entering years 11-13 need to be at level B1 in the Cambridge English Common European Framework of Reference for Languages tests, which is a testing level used world-wide. Students need to sit the Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) for Schools exam (if B1) or the Cambridge English: Key (KET) for Schools (A2). A list of overseas test centres are available here. For more information about Cambridge English Language Testing, click here. Year 10-13 students who wish to join us in 2018 who do not meet the level A2/B1 entrance requirement can consider a pathway whereby the student studies at a language school full time, for up to 12 weeks, prior to starting with Wentworth College.

New Entrants Years 1 – 9

Students starting in years 1 – 9 do not need to be assessed in English as our strong ESOL programme will be able to bring students with low levels of English up to the required standards by the time they start their exam years.

 

Visas and Immigration

International Students at Wentworth College will be able to study here on a NZ Student Visa. These are renewed annually. Wentworth College are happy to arrange the renewal of the student visa each year, a small administration fee of $150 applies for this service.

Assistance with Student Visas: If you do not wish to have an agent represent your child, we will happily arrange the Immigration paperwork for you. (A small fee of $150 applies for this service.)

Guardianship Visas – New Zealand Immigration allow one parent to accompany a student on an annual guardianship visa. The child must live with this parent for the duration of their study at Wentworth College. We can help you complete the Immigration paperwork if you wish to accompany your child for their stay in New Zealand.

 

School Uniform

International Students at Wentworth College will be required to wear a School Uniform. Click here for more information.

 

2018 Term Dates

 Download the Term Dates pdf

International Students may join Wentworth College at any time during the school academic year.

Wednesday 24th January – Course confirmation day for Years 12 and 13 returning students.
AND
Orientation Day for new and transferring students.

Term 1
Thursday 25 January to Friday 13 April
(College returning students)
Tuesday 30 January to Friday 13 April
(Primary new and returning students)

Term 2 Monday 30 April to Friday 29 June

Term 3 Monday 23 July to **Friday 28 September

Term 4
**Monday 15 October to Wednesday 5 December
(College)
Monday 15 October to Wednesday 12 December
(Primary School)

(**Subject to confirmation of Cambridge examination dates)

Public Holidays 2018

  • Monday, 29 January – Auckland Anniversary
  • Tuesday, 6 February – Waitangi Day
  • Friday 30 March to Tuesday 3 April – Easter weekend (incl. Tuesday after Easter Monday)
  • Wednesday, 25 April – Anzac Day (falls during school holidays)
  • Monday, 4 June – Queen’s Birthday
  • Monday, 22 October – Labour Day

For all international enrolment enquiries, please contact Rachel Vaudrey, International Student Director on 00 64 9 424 3273 or email rvaudrey@wentworth.school.nz

 

Rachel Vaudrey

Rachel Vaudrey
International Student Director

 

Wentworth College & Primary

Private Cambridge Education in Gulf Harbour, Auckland, NZ.
High quality independent education
in a positive and caring environment.

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