Fees and Enrolment

If you wish to process an application to enrol your child, please make contact with the Principal in the first instance, principal@georgestreet.school.nz or complete and submit the forms below:

International Student Information Handbook

Enrolment Forms and Information (once completed, please email to the school office)

Apply to enrol International Students Contractural Agreement

In accordance with rules set by the New Zealand Ministry of Education, a school fee may or may not be applicable, depending on each child’s residency status and allowable official exceptions.

Code of Practice

George Street Normal School is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Minister of Education. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the Ministry of Education website http://www.minedu.govt.nz/goto/international

International Student Fees

International student fees from 1 January 2020 are as follows:

Full year (four school terms): NZ $11,000

or paid per school term: NZ $2,750

or paid per short term visit,

1 to 5 school days:
 NZ $400

6 to 10 school days: NZ $800

11 days to 15 days: NZ $1,200

16 days to five weeks NZ $1,600

Five weeks NZ $2,000

More than 5 weeks: NZ $2,750 (as for a school term).

A $300 administration fee for visits up to five weeks or $400 administration fee for visits more than five weeks is also charged.


Please visit or contact the school and express an interest in enrolment. You are invited to make an appointment to meet with the Principal and ESOL co-ordinator. You are asked to make available:

  • Your passport

  • Your child’s passport

  • Your child’s birth certificate

  • An immunisation record

  • Evidence of insurance – travel and medical

  • Evidence that students will be living with parents

These will be photocopied and kept on file.


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 the website at http://www.immigration.govt.nz


  • The school monitors compliance with the Code of Practice effectively to ensure all requirements are met.

  • Students are provided with appropriate support services from a person or persons designated with the pastoral care responsibility for international students at GSNS.

  • Opportunities are provided for students to provide information on their well-being.

  • Student are welcomed and provided with an orientation programme.

  • Students receive appropriate levels of support with the English language, whether it is in ESOL classes, withdrawal or in-class support.

  • Learning in ESOL/withdrawal classes supports learning in mainstream classes.

  • Students are regularly assessed and receive feedback about their progress across the curriculum.