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International Students

Remuera Primary School welcomes applications from International Fee paying students who are of the correct age and will be living with a parent. Acceptance of these students will be at the discretion of the Principal and Board of Trustees. 

Enrolment Information

We welcome International Students at Remuera Primary School. We are a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students 2019, which enables us to enrol a number of students who are residing in New Zealand with their parent(s).

Our school provides a high standard of care for each International Student so that they are happy and settled as they are integrated in to a new country and school setting.  

  • First language, induction and buddy support offered
  • High level of pastoral care from a supportive and nurturing team 
  • Signatory to the Code of Practice Pastoral Care of International Students
  • Advanced English Language Intensive Programme and in-class support provided
  • Students fully integrated into all classroom programmes
  • International Student experiences and cultural opportunities​

PLEASE NOTE: We are not taking any enrolments until such time as New Zealand reopens its borders following the COVID-19 Pandemic.  We are however, accepting expressions of interest for 2021 and 2022.

​New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Code of Practice

Hosting your child is a privilege and responsibility we take seriously. The school is signatory to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students 2019 and is fully compliant with all sections of the code.  To view the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students 2019, please click on one of the following links.


  • English
  • 中文
  • 한국어
  • คนไทย
  • Lengua española

Specialist Teachers

We have four specialist teachers who will assist with teaching English to non-English speaking students. When students commence at our school, each student is assessed as to the level of English tuition required. Our Teachers are highly qualified, experienced and caring.  

School Uniform

International students are required to wear our school uniform. 

All items of uniform except shoes, socks, tights and the optional white short sleeve t-shirt for underneath the tunic are available from Argyle Schoolwear through their on-line store at www.argyleonline.co.nz 

The PTA (Parents Association) will hold second-hand uniform sales throughout the year. Details of these sales will be listed in the School Newsletter.

SUMMER (Terms 1 & 4) School Short Sleeve Polo Shirt
  Navy Culottes or Navy Shorts

All Season Dress (optional white short sleeve t-shirt can be worn under this dress)

Navy Cap or Bucket Hat compulsory)

(Terms 2 & 3)
School Polo Shirt either long or short sleeve
  White Long Sleeve Skivvy or Navy Shorts
  All Season Dress or Navy Cargo Pants
  School Sweatshirt
  Navy Culottes
  Optional navy tights 
FOOTWEAR Blue/Black/Brown Shoes or Sandals
(all year) Trackshoes (solid colour)
  Navy or White Socks
(all year) Navy Sports Shorts

House Shirts
House shirts are available to be worn in place of sports shirt, if your child is a new student to the school do not purchase until you have been advised which House your child has been assigned to.

International Student Tuition Fees

Fee information is available from the school office.

For further information contact the International Student Administrator: maryf@rps.school.nz

ESOL - English for speakers of other languages

English Learner Programmes are taught at the appropriate levels - from beginner to advanced. The ESOL programme caters for both Domestic and International students. In addition to in-class support, our ESOL teachers also provide a withdrawal programme where small groups of children with similar abilities receive intensive language acquisition work. These programmes are run by one of our three qualified ESOL teachers. Programmes are often provided in both "first language" and also English. Our Teachers are highly qualified, experienced and caring.  

Links to Policies & Documents

International Student Information Booklet

International Student Refund Policy


2020 Term Dates

Term One: February 3 to March 27 (earlier close due to COVID-19 School closures)

Term Two: April 15 to July 3 (please note "Learning @ Home" will operate from April 15 until the COVID-19 school closure is lifted)

Term Three: July 20 to September 25

Term Four: October 12 to December 15


2021 Term Dates

Term One: February 9 to April 16

Term Two: May 3 to July 9

Term Three: July 26 to October 1

Term Four: October 18 to December 16


Sister School Exchange

In 2012, we signed a Sister School Agreement with the Chulalongkorn University Demonstration Elementary School in Bangkok, Thailand. Each year, we welcome students from Bangkok and provide them with an emersion experience at our school.  Staying with RPS families, our Thai guests get to experience "Kiwi" life first hand.

The teachers who accompany the Thai Exchange Programme are also afforded opportunities to engage with our teachers and observe first hand the richness of the New Zealand Curriculum.