- All applications must be made on the official application forms. Where an application is made from within New Zealand, an interview with the student will be required to assess whether the proficiencies and career intentions of the prospective international student are matched by the educational opportunities offered by Takapuna Grammar School. Where an application is made from outside New Zealand, unless the student is interviewed by a member of the staff from the school, it will be done through a contracted agent in accordance with Section 9 of the Code of Practice.
- Once a student is accepted and has been provided with all the information required of the school by the Code of Practice, an offer of place will be made. Until such time as fees are paid and all documentation supplied as required (including visa, signed contract, home stay and guardianship names and addresses, insurance coverage), the student may not begin their course.
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Conditions of Acceptance
All student enrolments are subject to the following conditions:
- All contracts are for a period that terminates at the end of an academic year. Renewal of that contract is at the mutual agreement of both the student’s parents/guardian and the School.
- All international students must be accommodated in a home stay that is approved by the School. All international students must be living under adequate adult supervision. Where the student is over the age of 19, he or she may board or flat subject to the School approving the living arrangements. Where in the School’s opinion these living arrangements are unsatisfactory, the School has the right to require an alternative homestay.
- International students must attend the School on all days that is it open for tuition and where it is necessary for an international student to absent themselves from the School the reason for that absence must be communicated to the School. Where International students continue to absent themselves from the School for no valid reason they run the risk of having their contract with Takapuna Grammar School revoked. If this occurs the Immigration Department will be informed using the standard form.
- The student must abide by the rules and regulations that cover all students whilst at the School. A copy of the School’s Policies is available for inspection at the School’s Office and all rules are published in the school’s prospectus. Failure to follow the School’s rules or policies could result in the enrolment being terminated by the School under the Education (Stand-down, Suspension, Exclusion and Expulsion) Rules 1999. The school rules apply to international students 24/7.
- Students should not drive a motor vehicle to or from school until such time as they have produced a current driving licence that is valid for New Zealand and produce proof of a paid Insurance policy, at least third party.
- It is a requirement of enrolment that all International Students carry a comprehensive medical and travel insurance while enrolled at Takapuna Grammar School. Photocopied evidence of insurance not arranged through the school must be provided prior to the Student taking up any offer of place. (see appendix 1)
- Students should not be applying for leave for personal travel during school time, unless there is compelling reason to do so. This could include the visit of parents, an event organised through agents or where they are doing so as part of the activities of a host family, or accompanying an approved school trip. Students need to fill in a form and provide a supporting letter from Parents/Agents.
- Under the provisions of the “Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students” the school has an obligation to ensure that leave is only granted where it can be assured that the student will be supervised by approved adults and will be living in accommodation that meets the appropriate standard.
- All leave must be applied for at least six weeks in advance, and must include signed permission from parents/caregivers.
- Leave will not be granted where the agent of a student who is acting as a guardian denies permission.
If leave is taken without approval or when approval has been denied by the school, this will be regarded as a serious breach of discipline and could involve disciplinary procedures up to and including expulsion or exclusion.