Enrolment, Term Dates and Fees

Important Information

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

  • International students attending Orewa College for longer than one Term are required to purchase a school uniform.
  • If students are enrolled for a Term or less, we will hire out the uniform at $100 for 1 skirt or shorts and 2 shirts, plus $100 for a jersey/jacket. On return of these items in good order 50% of the hire fee will be returned.
  • Students will have to purchase their own shoes/sandals, jackets and bucket hat (bucket hat compulsory in Term 1 and Term 4).
  • If students have a uniform at their own school in their country and enrolled for a Term or less they can wear their own uniform.

You can purchase the Orewa College uniform from the Uniform Shop. Click here for more details.

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