We are delighted that you are considering sending your child to study and learn at Auckland Normal Intermediate School.
We welcome enrolment applications from international students. At present there are students from around the world studying at our school. They come for a first class education and to take advantage of the many academic, cultural and sporting opportunities that Auckland Normal Intermediate has to offer.
Click here to view our International Student Prospectus.
Click here to view the Korean translation of our International Student Prospectus.
Click here to view the Chinese translation of our International Student Prospectus.
Click here to view our International Student Information Video.
Click on the following links to find out more:
Contacts for International Students
The following staff members are available for assistance, support and for emergencies.
Mrs Amy Harrison | International Director
Phone: 0064 9 630 1109
Mobile: 0064 21 248 9955
Mrs Kate Shin | International Student Advisor (Korean Teacher)
Phone: 0064 9 630 1109
24 Hour Emergency Contact After Hours
Phone: 0064 9 377 3404 | Mobile: 0064 21 899 445
Students come from different countries but they all have one thing in common – they enjoy studying at Auckland Normal Intermediate, living in Auckland and talking about their experiences.
“I always appreciate the support I get from the international staff and the quick response time when I need to contact them.”
Sanga Han, Parent & Caregiver, 2017
“I love the modern environments at ANI. I like the friendly staff, they are very helpful.”
Jiaxi Que, Chinese Student, 2017
“The school environment is good for my learning, I can experience all different subjects in different areas of the school with different teachers which I really enjoy.”
Hangyeol Kim, Korean Student, 2017
“ANI is a wonderful school with a friendly staff. The school allowed my daughter to blend in and pick up the language in a very short time. We are glad that we chose ANI.”
Olga Romanenka, Russian Parent, 2017
How to apply
Find out the terms and conditions of enrolment for an international student at Auckland Normal Intermediate.
Application Requirements and Procedures
The applicant must complete the Enrolment Application Form and the Enrolment Contract and produce the following documents before the application can be processed:
- Passport (student and parent/s)
- Student visa / permit
- Four recent passport-size photos
- Copies of recent school report with verified English translation
- Medical and travel insurance (including dental cover) obtained through the school’s insurance agent (Southern Cross)
- Immunisation/health checklist including vaccination record from home country
- Completed Designated Caregivers Indemnity form (if applicable)
- Information on any medical conditions or learning difficulties (if applicable)
- Administration fee: NZ $1,000.00 (non-refundable)
Conditions of Acceptance
In addition to the conditions listed here, all conditions that are part of the contract with parents, the fees refund policy and other school policies also apply.
- Although an elementary level of English is desirable no student will be refused acceptance due to their level of English, as all levels of English proficiency are catered for at Auckland Normal Intermediate.
- Students and parents/legal guardians must accept and abide by rules regarding behaviour and conduct that apply to all students. Unacceptable behaviour may result in the termination of tuition.
- Students must observe the laws of New Zealand.
- Students must observe the conditions of the Visa and Student Permit. If a student breaks the terms of the visa/permit, the school will report the fact to the New Zealand Immigration Service, which may result in the student having to leave New Zealand.
- Because class placements are decided on the evidence of assessment after arrival in New Zealand, all information given before enrolment about placement on courses and in classes is provisional. The school reserves the right to adjust placements and individual programmes at any time, if it is in the student’s interests to do so.
- The student will attend the school on all occasions when it is open unless prevented by illness or other urgent cause.
- Tuition may be terminated if the student fails to comply with the school rules or breaches the conditions of their visa.
- Tuition fees will be paid in full before enrolment, or before enrolment is renewed (whichever applies).
- All additional costs (as outlined in the school prospectus) will be paid promptly, as required.
- The conditions of the Fee Refund Policy will be accepted.
- All students are required to have a travel and medical Max insurance policy for the duration of their period of enrolment from the school’s nominated insurance company (Southern Cross). The school will keep a record of the policy number.
- All international students must live in one of the following types of accommodation:
- With their parents or legal guardians (proof of legal guardianship must be supplied)
- With a designated caregiver chosen by their parents / legal guardians. All accommodation offered by designated caregivers must be approved by the school, as required by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. An indemnity must be signed by the parents giving the designated caregiver authority.
- In a Homestay (only in exceptional circumstances and with prior approval from Auckland Normal Intermediate)
- All disputes will be dealt with under New Zealand law.
- The school’s complaints procedure for international students will be used to deal with grievances.
- The student and/or parents will provide academic / behavioural / medical and other information that is relevant to the wellbeing and course placement of the student.
- Change of address – Parents must inform the school of their pending or new address, telephone numbers, fax number and e-mail address before the change takes place. The student and/or parents will also advise the school immediately of any change in type of accommodation (eg a change from living with parents to living with a designated caregiver) and any change in the contact details of the student and/or parents.
Auckland Normal Intermediate School has 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 this institution or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at www.minedu.govt.nz/goto/international
Auckland Normal Intermediate has an enrolment policy with defined boundaries for domestic students. Students living outside this school zone must enrol in their own zoned intermediate.
In the event of an enrolled international student who gains domestic student status, the student would be expected to live within the defined school zone or move into the school zone immediately. If the student continues to live outside the school zone, they are required to transfer from Auckland Normal Intermediate to a school in their local area.
Student Documents issued by Auckland Normal Intermediate
Please keep the original copy of your child’s mid-year and end-of-year report and their Certificate of Attendance. Do not give the original copy to anyone. Take copies of the reports and Certificate of Attendance and keep the original and copies in a safe place.
Fees for International Students cover the period of enrolment only. They do not cover administration costs of providing new copies of documents after the student has left our school. Any document requests outside of this or after the student has left will incur a charge of $10.00 per document.
I understand the school is not able to provide student documents after one calendar year.
Auckland Normal Intermediate 학생 유학생 등록 서류Auckland Normal Intermediate는 학생의 공식 서류를 일년 이상 보관하지 않습니다. 따라서 일년 후에는 학생에 관한 서류를 학교가 제공할 수 없습니다. 따라서 학생의 중간 성적표와 학년말 성적표 원본을 어디에든 제출하기 마시고 꼭 안전하게 보관하시기 바랍니다. 타 기간에 제출시에는 성적표와 재학증명서는 복사하여 제출하시기 바랍니다. 학비는 학생이 학교에 재학중인 기간만을 포함합니다.
저는 재학증명서와 성적표가 발행된 지 일년 후에는 학교에서 위의 서류들을 제공하지 않는다는 것을 이해합니다.
请 注意，奥克兰师范初中不会为学生在学业上有关的文件存档超过一年。 因此，学校是无法给学生提供上一个学年的文件副本。请家长们把年中，年底的学业报告和学生的出席证书正本好好保存在一个安全的地方。并请不要把正本交给任 何人。国际学生所交的费用只包括该年度的学费，并不包括学生离开学校之后所提供文件副本的行政费用。
Auckland Normal Intermediate has 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 this institution or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at www.minedu.govt.nz/goto/international
Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service, and can be viewed on their website at www.immigration.govt.nz
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 related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at www.acc.co.nz
Medical and Travel Insurance
International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand.
Auckland Normal Intermediate requires that international students have a current Medical and Travel Max Insurance Policy from Southern Cross, the school’s accredited insurance agent. The insurance policy will cover the planned period of study. Parents, caregivers, students and agents will be informed upon application that they are required to have this insurance in place before starting at our school. The school will keep a record of the insurance policy number and the type of cover provided.
Prime Conditions of Enrolment
Auckland Normal Intermediate requires that all international students live in one of the following types of accommodation:
- Students in Years 7 and 8 may live with a parent or with a designated caregiver chosen by their parents/legal guardians, subject to approval by the Ministry of Education. All accommodation and designated caregivers must be police vetted and approved by the school, as required by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. An Indemnity Form must be signed by the international parents stating that the designated caregivers are‘bona fide’ relatives or close friends of the student’s family.
- In a Homestay only with the approval of the “Administrator”. All homestays must be approved by the school, as required by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students and application must be made to the “Administrator”. For enquiries about accommodation, please contact the International Student Coordinator at the school – Mrs Amy Harrison.
If the people designated by the parents to look after their son / daughter are not a ‘bona fide’ relative or close family friend, the school will treat the accommodation as a Homestay and will follow Code of Practice requirements for police vetting and monitoring.
Procedure once application has been received
If student is overseas:
- Documents are checked and assessed
- A conditional Offer of Place is made and invoice for fees deposit is sent. (Fee payment by Bank Transfer into school account is recommended.)
- Deposit fees received.
- A conditional Offer of Place is put in writing and will be confirmed upon interview (parent/caregiver and student)
If student is in New Zealand or when the student arrives in New Zealand:
On receipt of completed enrolment application, the parents will be informed of an interview time. This interview will involve:
- The prospective pupil and parents
- The designated caregivers (if applicable)
- A translator (if required)
- The Principal or nominated deputy
- The teacher responsible for international students
The interview will consist of:
- Tour of the school
- Explanation of the Conditions of Acceptance (see following)
- Classroom and daily programme explanation
- Initial assessment of the level of English of the student
- Ensuring the parents understand the Code
- Explanation of the designated caregiver’s role and responsibility (if applicable)
- Making an appointment time to visit the home of the designated caregiver
- Answering any questions the family may have
What happens next?
- Parents will be informed in writing of the school’s decision within seven days of the interview.
- If there are no current available places, the parents will be notified and will be given the option of being placed on a waiting list.
- When a place becomes available, they will be notified and given 14 days to accept or decline the placement.
- Placement at a particular Year level or class is at the discretion of the Principal. This may be dependent upon class numbers, English language proficiency and any other school assessments.
- If application is accepted, Auckland Normal Intermediate will send a Confirmation Offer of Place letter to the parents, who will have 14 days to paythe school’s fees. This will confirm their acceptance of an offer of a place for their son / daughter at Auckland Normal Intermediate.
Expectations and Resolutions
Circumstances in which tuition may be terminated:
- Where a student is absent or consistently truanting from school (see above), then Auckland Normal Intermediate will terminate the enrolment.
- If a student’s behaviour is of an unacceptable level, then a meeting with the student, the parents / caregiver, and the school will be arranged. If the behaviour does not improve, written notification will be given to the parents warning of the danger of termination of the enrolment. If there is no further improvement, the parents and the student will be notified in writing that the student must leave at the end of that term, or earlier if the school decides, and will not be eligible to return the following term. There will be no refund of fees paid if this occurs.
- An ‘acceptable level of behaviour’ would be seen as following the school rules and the school ‘Code of Conduct’ as provided to each student.
- If an enrolment application is found to be inaccurate in any way the contract may be terminated at the school’s discretion.
Upon termination of enrolment, the Immigration Service will be notified as required.
Procedures that apply when a student withdraws or is not attending their course
If a student withdraws from school:
The intention to withdraw a student from school must be in writing by the parents prior to the student’s last day, giving the date of the final day of attendance and the reason for leaving.The school will notify the Immigration Service.
The Refund Policy for International Students will apply.
If a student is not attending their course:
- In the case of absences, the parent / caregiver must follow the normal school procedure of notifying the school in the morning of the first day of the absence, and following this up with a written note on the first day of the student’s return to school. If the absence can be foretold – eg an appointment – then the school is to be informed in writing the day prior to the appointment or earlier.
- Where the student is absent with no reason, then the parents or caregivers will initially be contacted by the school for an explanation. Where a student is being truant from school, the school will have a meeting with the parents to rectify the situation. If the truancy continues then a family meeting will be held and contingencies put in place. If this does not rectify the situation then the enrolment will be terminated and the Immigration Service notified.
- If the student does not attend for more than twenty consecutive school days then the school will, in writing, notify the parents / caregivers that the enrolment has been terminated and the Immigration Service notified. However if the parents / caregivers have previously notified the school in writing that the student will be absent for a period of time, with the full reason for the absence, the place shall be held, providing all fees have been paid in full, as required.
- If the student is withdrawn from or ceases to attend the school the Board of Trustees will notify the New Zealand Immigration Service.
What to do if you have a grievance?
We want you to be happy at Auckland Normal Intermediate. There are times however, when things do not go as smoothly or as well as we may like. Here are some ideas about what you can do about it.
Problems with a teacher:
Make a time to talk to your classroom teacher about your concern. If your concern is the classroom teacher, make a time to talk to the Teacher responsible for International Students.
- After a few days, if you do not think the problem has been solved by your classroom teacher or by the teacher responsible for International Students, talk to Deputy Principal Mr Shane Devery.
- If after a few days, after you have spoken to Mr Shane Devery, the problem is still there, talk to the Principal, Mrs Jill Farquharson.
Problems with school friends:
Take the time to talk to your teacher about your concern.
- You can also talk with Deputy Principal Shane Devery. He is very helpful, especially with broken friendships. You can make an appointment at the Office through the Principal’s Personal Assistant.
Problems with your Homestay/Designated Caregiver
Make a time to talk to the Teacher responsible for International Students.
Standards for Students
ANI classroom/playground rules:
- Follow directions
- Be considerate – no teasing or put-downs
- Keep your hands and feet to yourself
- Respect others’ property and the environment
- Be in the correct place at the correct time with the correct equipment
If students cannot follow these standards, there are consequences.
- Sports shoes are only to be worn with PE Uniform
- Full school uniform required when going home
- Only plain stud earrings and a watch are to be worn, no other jewellery is permitted
- In Terms 2 and 3, or when determined by the Teacher in charge of PE, anyone wishing to play on the field is to change into old clothes PE or school uniform, including school shoes, are not to be worn on the fields
- No t-shirts or vests are to be visible under the neckline of shirts
- Nail polish is not to be worn
- Blue or white ribbons only in hair
Around the School
- Show consideration when moving around the school
- Classrooms are out of bounds at interval or lunchtime, unless supervised by a teacher
- The bottom field may be used down to the PE shed
- Bikes are not ridden in the school grounds
- Use the paths to walk to and from the school gates
Out of Bounds:
- University of Auckland: Faculty of Education
- Car Parks
- Behind the Technology and Arts areas and Rooms 1 to 3
- Behind Rooms 7, 8 and 9
- Behind Food, Fabric and Science Rooms
- Kohia Terrace School grounds
At Auckland Normal Intermediate students will:
- Use school equipment (Learning, Digital, P.E. and Furniture) with care
- Ask permission for use of others’ things
- Be prepared by having what they need for each subject – pens, pencils, ruler, PE gear etc
- Do their best to stay focused and engaged in learning
- Make every effort to complete all learning tasks
- Return to class promptly when the bell rings
- Ensure they are not involved in any form of bullying – physical, verbal or emotional
- Allow no physical or mental abuse; put downs or insulting language
- Participate only in positive interactions – there will be no threatening behaviour
Students are permitted to carry their mobile phones with them during the day. The school accepts no responsibility for mobile phones that are carried around the school or are left in bags or desks. Teachers will lock student’s mobile phones in a secure cupboard or filing cabinet if requested.
Fees & Associated Costs
Tuition fees (annual and payable in advance; GST inclusive) NZ $12,300.00 (plus administration fee)
2018 International Student Fees (as from 1 January 2016)
|Period of Enrolment||Student Fee||Admin Fee||Total Fee|
|Short Term||$350.00/per week||–|
|Period of Enrolment||Free||Pay||Loan|
|1 – 4 weeks||Camp/EOTC|
|One term||Any item in Activity Fee|
One After School Programme
|Uniform (if available)|
|Two terms or more||Any item in Activity Fee|
One After School Programme
The fee includes:
- Classroom tuition
- Specialist classes e.g. IT, Technology, Art, Science
- Textbooks on loan
- Stationery/Materials levy
- PE and swimming
- ESOL tuition (if required)
- School/class trips and activities
- Visiting and performing groups
- Free after-school music lessons in one instrument for one year or a leisure class for one year
Per term, payable in advance (GST inclusive) NZ $3,075.00, plus administration fee.
Note: a minimum period of tuition is one term.
- School uniform (see 2018 International Student and Parent Handbook for details)
- Competition fees (if applicable – New South Wales Science, Maths, English)
Other Curricular Activities
- Camps and Education Outside the Classroom (approximately) NZ $300.00 per student
Additional Compulsory Costs
- Medical and travel insurance NZ $500 – 600.00 pa
(Southern Cross Max policy only is accepted, arranged through Auckland Normal Intermediate)
- Music lessons or music instrument hire (costs vary)
- Sports team participation (costs vary)
- Voluntary activities (costs vary)
It is understood that all children will participate fully in all aspects of Auckland Normal Intermediate’s teaching and learning programme.
Auckland Normal Intermediate has a Fee Protection policy to safeguard the fees paid by international students, in the unlikely event that the school may not be able to commence or continue to deliver tuition to the international student. The school’s Board of Trustees guarantees to hold in reserve sufficient funds to meet the requirements of any refund in these circumstances.
Refund Policy for International Students
To be eligible for any refund:
Refund of fees will be considered only after a written request from parent or legal guardian has been received by the Board of Trustees setting out the special circumstances of the claim.
If the application is made before the start of the course:
The parents must apply in writing to the Board of Trustees setting out the special circumstances of the claim prior to starting the course. Please note the Administration Fee of $500.00 is non-refundable.
If the application is made after the start of the course:
If a student wishes to withdraw after starting the school, course or programme, no refund will be made except in exceptional circumstances. These may include the student returning home due to serious illness of a close family member. All such refunds will be at the discretion of the Principal and Board of Trustees and evidence will be required.
The Board of Trustees may refund fees to the person who paid the fees less the following amounts:
- An administration charge of $500.00 (GST inclusive)
- Costs to the school already incurred for tuition
- Components of the fee already committed for the duration of the course
- Specialist fees
- Appropriate proportions of salaries for teachers and support staff (if applicable)
- Costs already incurred for the use of facilities and resources
- The proportion of the Government levy the school is required to pay.
- Any commissions paid to an agent representing the student.
- Any other costs already incurred
The Board of Trustees will make no refund:
- Where a student has been stood down, suspended or excluded
- Where a student is asked to leave the school because of poor attendance
- Where a student returns home for any reason other than serious illness or death of a close family member (evidence must be provided)
- If the enrolment application is found to be inaccurate in any way and the contract is terminated
- Where students acquire permanent residence or domestic student status after having enrolled at the school, no refund will be made for the term in which their status changes
(unless the Board of Trustees in its absolute discretion determines otherwise)
Auckland Normal Intermediate has an enrolment policy with defined boundaries for domestic students. Students living outside this school zone must enrol in their own zoned intermediate. In the event of an enrolled international student who gains domestic student status, the student would be expected to live within the defined school zone or move into the school zone immediately. If the student continues to live outside the school zone, they are required to transfer from Auckland Normal Intermediate to a school in their local area.
Orientation Programme and
International students at Auckland Normal Intermediate will be provided with a proper orientation process.
Amy Harrison is primarily responsible for the orientation of the students and their on-going welfare within the school community. This will be done in close liaison with the classroom teacher and the Principal.
The Orientation Programme
On the student’s first day, he/she will be met by the Teacher Responsible for International Students and shown their classroom. All students will be mainstreamed immediately upon arrival with a small group withdrawn for further orientation, English testing, and teaching as required. Assistance with academic planning is given, if required.
The classroom teacher will be responsible for ensuring the new student has a buddy group consisting of two or more other students whose role is to help the new student with daily routines, timetables, and activities during the breaks. He/She will also ensure the student knows where to find the sick bay, tuckshop, toilets, etc.
Orientation will include school layout, rules and regulations, counselling, support systems and resources available. Familiarisation with New Zealand culture, schools and learning will also be provided.
The International Student Coordinator will continue to monitor the student during the first few weeks while the student settles into the class and the school. The Coordinator will also be available for support of the students, the classroom teacher, and the parents / caregiver.
Once the initial period is over, the Teacher responsible for International Students will continue to monitor the student and his/her progress through informal meetings, ESOL teaching times, and where necessary through formal meetings with the student, the classroom teacher, and/or the parents/caregiver.
Translators will be made available where necessary. These may be another student or an adult, depending upon the situation and the requirements.
Parents / caregivers and students need to know that Auckland Normal Intermediate has an ‘Open Door’ policy. At any time they may make an appointment to see the classroom teacher, or the Teacher Responsible for International Students to discuss any queries or concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is Auckland Normal Intermediate open?
- Our school is open at 8:00am every morning during term time, Monday to Friday. Lessons start at 8:45am and school closes for the day at 3:00pm.
- The school terms are given in the main school prospectus along with public holidays when the school is closed.
What do I need for classes?
- Make sure you always have a pencil, pen, ruler and eraser with you every day. Your teacher will tell you what exercise books you need.
- For the specialist classes, you need to wear your school style black leather shoes.
- When your class has PE you will need your PE shirt and shorts.
What if I am sick and cannot come to school?
- If you are sick and cannot come to school, make sure that your parents or caregivers contact the school to let the school know. Click here to report an absence.
- If you feel sick at school or if you hurt yourself at school, you need to go to the Reception area and inform the staff who will look after you.
- If you have an appointment during the school day and have to leave the school during the day or miss a day as a result of the appointment, your parent or caregiver needs to let the school know in advance through a written note.
What if I change my address and phone number?
- If you change your address or phone number your parents or caregivers need to let the school know by giving you a written note to take to your teacher or the school Office.
What about breaks and meals?
- There is a break in the morning from 10:30am to 10:50am and a break for lunch from 12:30pm to 1:25pm every day.
- Lunches can be bought through ezlunch online using the internet www.ezlunch.co.nz. Snack foods can also be bought during the lunch break from the tuckshop at 12:40pm.
What do I do if my lunch disappears?
- If your lunch disappears from your bag or desk, let your classroom teacher know as soon as you find out. He or she will do what they can to find your lunch. They will also make sure that you do not go hungry at lunchtime.
What do I do if I am bullied?
- If you are teased or bullied at school, coming to school, or going home from school, you must let your classroom teacher or the teacher responsible for international students (Amy Harrison) know as soon as you can. We do not like bullies and will do everything we can to prevent you being bullied.
May I use my email at school?
- Students can use the Internet and a teacher must be present to make sure that you access suitable sites. You will need to sign a Student Communication Technology Agreement (this will be in the enrolment pack).
- Private email addresses (e.g hotmail) cannot be used at school.