A vibrant international presence with students coming from countries all over the globe.

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.

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…….”

International Pastoral Dean

Paul McCarthy “…it is a great privilege to have the opportunity to foster sufficient knowledge in the young men of this school so that they may be able to make informed decisions, wise choices, and question, with knowledge, the established norms and practices of today’s society’.

Fee Information $NZD

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
Other Important 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.

For information about enrolment, please feel free to email Hamish McCombie at

For enrolment forms please download the following:  

If you prefer, please use our Translated Enrolment Form >

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