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.
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.
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.
International students are required to wear our school uniform.
All items of uniform except shoes, socks, girls' tights and the optional white short sleeve t-shirt for girls 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|
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|
|Optional navy tights|
|FOOTWEAR||Blue/Black/Brown Shoes or Sandals|
|(all year)||Trackshoes (solid colour)|
|Navy or White Socks|
|SPORTS UNIFORM||Sports Shirt|
|(all year)||Navy Sports Shorts|
|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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- Nikki Grant, English Learner Programme (ESOL) Co-ordinator & Middle School ESOL
- Natalie Morfett - Junior School ESOL
- Liz Stewart - Senior School ESOL
- Rachael Cole - Senior School ESOL
Links to Policies & Documents
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.