St Mary's Catholic School, Papakura enjoys a proud history and heritage where multiple generations have thrived and succeeded in our Catholic setting. Together with a stable and experienced staff who provide up to date professional knowledge and care for each child, an engaged and active parent community and a supportive Board of Trustees, our students excel across all curriculum areas.
Our school welcomes international students as part of our school community
We have a diverse community representing a range of different nationalities, reflecting the increasingly multi-cultural make up of our country and our Church.
All international students enrolling at our school must be with their parent/s who must have Guardian Visa and must live with the child whilst in New Zealand.
To apply please submit an application form, a photocopy of the student’s passport, a copy of the student’s birth certificate, and school reports.
Pastoral Care of International Students
International students enhance the learning environment of our school and provide a valuable cultural student mix. We have agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students; published by the Ministry of Education. Copies of the Code are available on request from the school or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at:
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 their website at:
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 entitlements to publicly-funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at:
International students must have appropriate current medical and health insurance while studying in New Zealand.
Enrolment Information and documents can be found below :
International Student Information and documents can be found below: