Enrolment, Term Dates and Fees

Important Information

To find out our term dates and fees, a guide to other costs and year level ages, please click on the links below.

To apply for enrolment please download and fill out the Application Form and Enrolment Contract.

In addition, if the student enrolling will not be staying in an Orewa College Homestay, please download and fill out the appropriate form

The following documents give you a summary about life at Orewa College.

Enrolment Process

  • Download and complete an enrolment form.
  • Supply a copy of your latest school report with an English transcript.
  • Supply a letter of recommendation from your school.
  • Supply an immunisation record.
  • Supply a letter written to Host Family by student.
  • Email the Director of International Students at Orewa College
  • Successful applicants will be sent an Offer of Place.
  • Upon receipt of fees and evidence of insurance, the documents needed to obtain a Student Visa will be issued.
  • A school representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your homestay.

Uniform Requirements

Orewa College expects all students to wear the uniform correctly. Please click here for the Uniform regulations.

International students attending Orewa College for longer than one Term are required to purchase a school uniform. The cost for this is $300-$400. You can purchase this from the Uniform Shop before or during the Orientation Programme. Click here for more details.

If students are enrolled for a Term or less, or they are enrolling for term 3 and 4, they can hire a uniform from the International Department.

Summer (term 1 or Term 4)

$50 for 1 skirt or shorts and 2 shirts and a school hat (compulsory).

Winter (Term 2 or Term 3)

$100 for 1 skirt or shorts, 2 shirts, jersey and jacket.

Students will have to purchase their own socks and shoes or sandals. If students want to bring their own black shoes with them, please click here to see uniform regulations.

If students have a uniform at their own school in their country and are enrolling for a Term or less they can wear their own uniform.

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 that 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

Accident Insurance

The Accident Compensation 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 and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at

Medical and Travel Insurance

International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand. We recommend and can arrange Unicare cover – 12 months New Zealand Student Plan cover. Further information can be viewed on their website at