Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016
Endeavour School has been accepted as a signatory and has agreed to observe and be bound by the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016.
Copies of the Code are available on request from Endeavour School and from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) in a variety of languages:
or the New Zealand Legislation website:
Eligibility for Health Services
International students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand unless they are:
The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) 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 http://www.acc.co.nz.
Medical and Travel Insurance
International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand. This policy must cover the student for the entire duration of the planned period of study.
All students are required to have a current Student Visa (Fee Paying) to be enrolled at Endeavour School as an International Student. 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 http://www.immigration.govt.nz.
Conditions of Acceptance
Endeavour School is able to offer placements for a number of International Students preferably a maximum of two per Learning Community. Each enrolment application will be considered on an individual basis, taking into account the school’s existing student demand, class sizes and available resources.
PLEASE NOTE: If your child’s visa status changes from international fee paying to a domestic student during their time at Endeavour School, then the school’s zoning plan takes effect. You will need to live within the school zone for your child to maintain their placement.
Endeavour School may choose not to enrol an international student who has additional needs if they are unable to provide the support that is deemed necessary for the student by health professionals such as physical or psychological clinicians. This will come down to a decision from Principal and the Board of Trustees.
If a parent wants Endeavour School to enrol their student as an International student with special needs but they do not meet the ASH requirements and are therefore not eligible for ORRS funding then Endeavour School will seek their own professional advice and where necessary refer to the Human Rights Commission to consider.
Student Withdrawal - Student Termination
If a student chooses to withdraw, Endeavour School must be notified in writing by the parents prior to the student’s last day, giving the date of the final day of attendance and the reason for leaving.
Endeavour School may terminate the agreement in the following circumstances:
For any student withdrawal or termination, Endeavour School will notify Immigration Service. The Refund Procedure for International Students shall apply.
Refund Conditions and Procedures
As fees are payable in advance refunds may only be granted at the discretion of the Board of Trustees in exceptional circumstances.
If a student withdraws from his/her course of study, he/she may be eligible for a refund of tuition fees. The following procedures and guidelines would apply:
In any dispute regarding the above, the decision of Endeavour School Board of Trustees is final.
International students have an insurance cover approved by the school. This ensures that the student fees can be refunded if the School becomes unable to deliver courses to International students. Endeavour School has an ‘open door’ policy for all students and families.
If you have any queries or concerns at any time throughout the duration of your stay, please talk to one of the teachers in the Learning Community or the International Student Manager.