International

St Thomas of Canterbury College has a vibrant international presence with students coming from countries all over the globe. We have small ESOL classes with experienced teachers helping to support our students.

Homestays are provided for students requiring accommodation and support is provided through our International Director, Co-ordinator, teachers, and fellow students. St Thomas of Canterbury College has many popular specialised programs including ESOL, Rugby, Football, Basketball, Music, and Outdoor Education. Students can come short or long term and assistance is given to help students wanting to get into Universities.

A student must hold sufficient funds accessible in New Zealand to allow for all expenditure on his needs and to meet the requirements of the New Zealand Immigration Service.

For information about enrolment, please feel free to email Hamish McCombie at international@stc.school.nz

Enrolment Form
Rugby Program

International Team

International Director

Hamish McCombie “…..It is great to work at a school that is committed to making our International Students so welcome. I really enjoy seeing our international students develop their independence and confidence during their time at our College…….”

St Thomas of Canterbury College International language teacher
International Language Teacher

Elizabeth Kennedy   “…..Our English classes are always interactive and exciting. We run small classes with the lessons based on each student’s individual needs. Field trips and celebration events are highlights of the year. The students respect each other and we celebrate their cultures as an Inclusive Community.”

Fees Information

A student must hold sufficient funds accessible in New Zealand to allow for all expenditure on his needs and to meet the requirements of the New Zealand Immigration Service.

2021 Tuition Fee – $14500 per year (or $3625 per term)

Admin Fee $500 per year (One-off only)

Homestay Placement Fee $250

Homestay $265 per week

Short-term visits (less than 5 weeks) $475 per week

  • All fees are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Health and Travel Insurance is compulsory
  • Fees include all ESOL assistance
  • Fees include all curriculum costs except for overnight trips.

Additional Costs

  • School Uniform $750 approx (not required for short term visits)
  • PE Uniform $95
  • Personal stationery

Optional Costs

  • Trips away from school
  • Specialised music tuition
  • Outdoor education
  • NCEA Exam Fees
  • Personal educational and sporting equipment