I am proud to introduce our wonderful school to you and wish to offer you a warm welcome to Te Puke High School. As a student at Te Puke High School, you will be placed at the heart of our school and provided with many great opportunities.
International students can choose their course of study from a wide range of curriculum subjects and the school will do the utmost to provide you with an educational program that best meets your learning needs. In addition, international students are encouraged to get involved in the many sports and curricular activities that are on offer. We have wonderful homestay families that provide excellent care and support to their students.
I experienced a full year of adventures and was able to meet wonderful people. Going to New Zealand is one of the best decisions in my life. While I was staying in New Zealand, I lived in an awesome homestay family. The Kiwi students at Te Puke High School included me quickly in their groups and their friendships. If you aren’t sure yet if you want to do a year at Te Puke High School, my tip is…DO IT!!!
What makes us unique?
We have new, modern learning spaces and up to date technology for students to use. We are a friendly future-focused, co-educational community school. There is a full range of subjects to choose from including Languages, Arts, Academic, Music, ESOL, Technology and Sporting as well as Outdoor Education. The emphasis we place is that we can offer our international students a real taste of NZ life. Great location near beautiful beaches, Tauranga is the fastest growing city in NZ.
New Zealand is an amazing place with lots of awesome people. I had the best homestay I could have. They are kind, helpful and really funny! At Te Puke High School I had so much fun and I loved the big range of extracurricular activities and subjects! Coming to New Zealand was the best decision I ever made and I can only recommend it!
Sports, Activities & Trips
I am also sure you will love our Outdoor Education classes, these classes will give you the chance to see some lovely parts of NZ and learn some valuable outdoor education skills. In term one the focus is on kayaking, term 2 is tramping/hiking, term 3 is snow and term 4 is scuba diving. Each term involves a week long camp.
The international department have one-day international trips each term and in term 4 we offer a 2 week Activity programme for international students not sitting NCEA exams. These trips and activities are usually included in your tuition fees. They might include Hobbiton, lugging in Rotorua, surf lessons, white water rafting etc.
Most clubs and extra-curricular activities take place at lunchtime, after school and in the weekends. We have a Sports Coordinator that helps get our students involved in the many sporting opportunities in the school and community. Our teams really enjoy having international students join them.
Sports & Activities
- Rugby 7s
- Canoe Polo
- Cross Country
- Lawn Bowls
- Touch Rugby
- Water Polo
Languages we teach
- English as a second language
- Te Reo Maori
- Music Tutoring
- Percussion Ensemble
- Guitar Ensemble
- String Ensemble
- Junior Woodwind Ensemble
- Senior Woodwind Quartet
End of Year Programme
In term 4 we offer a 2 week Activity programme for international students not sitting NCEA exams. These trips and activities are usually included in your tuition fees. They might include Hobbiton, luging in Rotorua, surf lessons, white water rafting etc.
|Term 1||Term 2||Term 3||Term 4|
Director of International Students
International Student Manager
Please note that these fees are approximate. Contact StudyNZ or the school for exact fees depending on your choice of activities or subjects.
|Term 1||Term 2||Term 3||Term 4|
|School Fees||$3,625.00 NZD||$3,625.00 NZD||$3,625.00 NZD||$3,625.00 NZD|
|Homestay Fees||$3,080.00 NZD||$2,800.00 NZD||$2,800.00 NZD||$2,800.00 NZD|
|Extramural Fees||$ NZD||$ NZD||$ NZD||$ NZD|
|Study NZ Fees*||$3,600.00 NZD|
Our Fees include the consultation beforehand, school choice, assistance with all paperwork and visa application, preparation for time abroad. Pick up on arrival. Transfer to family or domestic flight depending on destination and support during entire stay in New Zealand for student and family. Airport drop off or check in support in Auckland for departure to home country depending on departure situation. We also offer orientation and farewell camps for our students on arrival and departure. Health Insurance is compulsory and can be taken out through StudyNZ with Unicare under our Master policy