Endeavour School

International Student Information

As of February 2018, Endeavour School has been formally accredited by NZQA to accept International fee-paying students as part of our school community.

International Students will be placed within our Learning Communities across Years 1 to 6, alongside New Zealand students of similar age.  We will also provide English Language (ELL) teaching in small groups and every International Student will receive 1-4 ESOL lessons during class time each week .

All International Students are fully involved in school life and engaged in activities designed to improve and develop their English Language ability.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school!

Facilities at Endeavour School include:

A modern library, a large "Language Lab” learning centre for ESOL students, two large playgrounds, large playing fields, an astroturf playing court, a sandpit, a wide range of ICT equipment available for classroom use (iPads and ChromeBooks) and a wireless network throughout the whole school.

 Information Booklet for International Students & their Families .pdf


Extra Curricular features of the school:

  • Student Librarians
  • House groups and House Leaders
  • Student Counsellors
  • Peer Mediators
  • Kapa Haka
  • Music Lessons (to be booked through carl.watkins@musiqhub.co.nz )
  • Before/After School Care (run by the YMCA from Endeavour School Hall) 
  • Various sporting activities and school sports teams 
  • Lunchtime Gymnastics programme (http://www.thegymnasticacademy.com/book-now)
  • Interest groups -  Jump Jam, Gardening, Chess, Art
  • Cultural Celebrations/Festivals each term
  • Social Evening / Disco each term
  • Mufti Days (non-uniform days) to support community charities
  • Inter-school activities and competitions ( Cross-Country, Technology Challenge, ConnectED)


Programmes and Support:

  • Individualised assessment to establish English level and develop a learning plan
  • English Language Learning support programmes designed by the ELL Director of International Students
  • A friendly "International Student Buddy" to support in the Learning Community and playground
  • Access to in-class support by a Learning Assistant
  • BYOD and school chrome books to enable translation in class
  • Leaving Certificate upon completion of study at Endeavour
  • Workbook provided (for short stay groups)
  • Online access to Google Classroom and Linc-Ed  to inform  parents/caregivers about learning and student progress
  • ICAS exams (International Competitions and Assessments for Schools)
  • Language experience visits to local Hamilton community and schools
  • Parent information/coffee meetings 
  • An Orientation tour and booklet providing information about the school and our programmes

Prime Condition of Enrolment

In accordance with the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016, Endeavour School requires that all International Students under 10 years of age live with a parent or legal guardian.

Application Process

1. Complete the International Student Application for Enrolment form (download below).

For a child entering New Zealand for the first time please submit:

  • a signed Enrolment Application Form which includes any relevant health or behavioural information about the student
  • a photocopy of the student’s passport
  • a photocopy of both parent's passports
  • a copy of the student’s birth certificate
  • certified copy of most recent school report  
  • verification of address/accommodation in NZ
  • immunisation record in English ( this may need to be verified by an NZ doctor at a later date).
For a child enrolling from another school

To transfer to Endeavour School from another New Zealand school please submit:

  • a signed Enrolment Application Form which includes any relevant health or behavioural information about the student 
  • a copy of the child’s student visa that states Endeavour School as the provider.
  • previous school records such as formal school reports.
  • a written letter that states that Endeavour School has permission to contact their previous school (this conforms with the Privacy Act)
  • immunisation record in English (verified by a NZ doctor).

2. Email the completed enrolment form and documents as stated above to Endeavour School to the Director of International Students at  lisa.spaans@endeavour.school.nz.

3. On receiving these documents Endeavour School will issue you with an invoice for International Fees. 

4. Once the fees have been paid, a receipt and Offer of Placement will be issued. You will then be able to apply for a student visa.

Send a copy of both the student visa and the medical insurance documentation to Endeavour School. Please refer to this link Welcome to NZ   for further information on suitable travel and medical insurance.

5. Enrolment will be confirmed by email. An introductory appointment will be made for you with the Principal and the Director of International Students on your arrival in Hamilton. 

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.

Fees and Associated Costs

 Long Term Stay -Tuition Fees (payable in advance)
There is a first-time registration fee of $285 and an administration fee of $150, which is non-refundable.
The full fee for tuition for 2019-20 for students in Year 1-6 is $12,000 including GST for four school terms. This money is payable in advance.

Total fees for a full school year at Endeavour School are $12,435.00 NZD.

The tuition fee includes the following:

  • General tuition (using the New Zealand Curriculum)
  • ESOL programme (small group ESOL lessons 1-4 times a week)
  • Stationery
  • Annual school activity fee

Short Term Stay- Tuition fee available on application.

The tuition fee includes the following:

  • Daily ESOL programme (with an oral language and 'Kiwiana' focus)
  • Weekly Education Outside the Classroom trips
  • Limited stationery
  • An Endeavour School t-shirt and fleece jacket (winter only)

Please use the Individual Booking Request form form on this website to request further information.

Additional Compulsory Costs

There are other additional compulsory costs to cover compulsory activities such as class trips, outdoor education programmes and school camps. These costs will vary according to the year group the student is in. All additional compulsory costs need to be paid prior to the commencement of the school activity.

Students may also choose to take part in extracurricular activities such as joining a sports team or having music lessons. These are not compulsory activities but there will be a cost involved. 

School Uniform

Endeavour School has a compulsory school uniform. The purchase of this uniform will be an additional compulsory cost.  Please see the Uniform page within our website for pictures.  The Endeavour School uniform includes:
  • Polo Shirt
  • Shorts or Skort 
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Rain Jacket
  • Blast Fleece
  • Track Pants
  • Thermal Long Sleeve tops
  • Sports T-shirt
  • Winter Beanie
  •  Sun Hat

Links & Downloads

Endeavour Student Enrolment Application form .pdf


General Information & Conditions of Acceptance 

International Student Policy  

Helpful Information for International Students at Endeavour School 

Code of Practice 2019 - Korean

Code of Practice 2019 - Hindi

Code of Practice 2019 - Chinese

Code of Practice 2019 - Arabic



Lisa Spaans 




Director of International Students
24/7 Contact Person
Mobile: +64 27 650 7327

Marcus Freke
+64 7 855 5257

Meg Campbell




Deputy Principal
+64 7 855 5257

Joanne Levey




Office Manager
+64 7 855 5257

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