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. Welcome to Nz - useful information.
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 Immigration NZ. Endeavour School cannot provide immigration advice.
Conditions of Acceptance
Endeavour School is able to offer placements for a number of International Students. 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 before the completion date as stated on their Offer of Place, 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
The Fee Refund procedure outlines how the school will manage a refund of International Fees
Withdrawal after enrolment -If an international student withdraws after the start date of their enrolment, reasonable written notice of withdrawal is required by the school. A refund will be provided less a minimum of 10 weeks tuition fee and any relevant non-refundable fees as outlined above.
The school failing to provide the course or ceasing to be a signatory or provider - In this event the school will negotiate with the student either a refund of the unused portion of the tuition fee for services not delivered OR transfer the amount of any eligible refund to another provider OR make other arrangements agreed to by the student, their family and the school.
Endeavour School MAY consider a refund when:
A Student changes to a domestic student during enrolment - If an international fee-paying family gains their residency or a work permit during the course of study, you will be eligible for free education in New Zealand and will be eligible for a refund of the unused portion of the prepaid fees; less a minimum of ten weeks tuition fee and other relevant non refundable fees. Residency or work visa documentation must be provided within 14 days of it being granted.
A student voluntarily transfers to another school signatory - If an international student requests a transfer to another signatory after the start date of their enrolment, reasonable written notice is required by the school. A refund will be provided less a minimum of ten weeks tuition fee and other relevant non-refundable fees.
A student's enrolment is brought to an end by the school - In the event of a breach of the Contract of Enrolment , the school will consider a refund less a minimum of ten weeks tuition fee, other relevant non refundable fees and any other costs the school has incurred in ending the student's enrolment. In the event of a breach of contract, no refund will be given to students enrolled at school for less than one full term.
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.