Sancta Maria College offers a unique learning experience.
Our goal is to give each international student a personalised educational experience that will allow them to be educated holistically and to achieve their potential in all aspects of school life.
All our international students have access to first-class pastoral care from a team of caring, educational professionals who work closely with them to monitor their academic progress, their career pathways and their pastoral care needs.
Our international students perform well in this caring, structured environment so why not take a look and see if Sancta Maria College is the right choice for you and if you have any questions about enrolment, please contact me.
Director of International Students
NCEA is the title of the New Zealand assessment and examination framework which is adopted by the majority of secondary schools in New Zealand – this website explains how it works: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/studying-in-new-zealand/secondary-school-and-ncea/
Immigration and student visas – this website explains who can apply and how to apply: http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/study/
Entry requirements to New Zealand universities – this website explains the entry criteria for NZ tertiary institutions: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/
Code of Practice
Sancta Maria College has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Ministry of Education. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the Ministry of Education website at www.nzqa.govt.nz
Full details of visa 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 at their website at www.immigration.govt.nz
Eligibility for Health Services
Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at www.health.govt.nz
The Accident Insurance Corporation 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 insurance and other costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at www.acc.co.nz
Medical and Travel Insurance
International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand.