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

School Zone

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。

我/我们 清楚明白学校是不能够为上一个学年提供学生证件副本。


Pre-Enrolment Information

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


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

Accident Insurance

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

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
  • No high-cut basketball shoes to be worn, i.e. Converse
  • Nail polish is not to be worn

Mobile Phones

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.

Social Media

No use of social media during the school day is permitted, e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat.


At ANI we believe that:
  • Every student has the right to a safe and happy school environment, both in the classroom and the playground
  • Our students should accept responsibility for their own behaviour and actions, making good choices for themselves and consider the rights of others
  • As a school community we need to ensure that students can learn and teachers can teach in a happy, secure and safe environment
  • Auckland Normal Intermediate needs to be free from verbal, emotional and physical harassment, where respect for self, for others and property is apparent
Students are encouraged to talk to their class teacher or duty teacher if they have any concerns – no matter how small. Bullying is never ignored; we take a serious stand against any bullying (physical or verbal) behaviour.  Students and parents are urged to tell us if any bullying behaviour occurs.  Students can write on e-bully website.

Around the School

  • Show consideration when moving around the school
  • Students are expected to walk at all times when moving in and around the school.
  • Stand aside for all staff and other adults at doorways
  • University of Auckland areas are out of bounds.
  • Classrooms are out of bounds at interval or lunchtime, unless supervised by a teacher
  • Use of toilets at interval and lunchtime: Rooms 1 – 9 to use their own toilets attached to their rooms, Rooms 10 – 21 to use the toilet blocks beside Room 15 and Students are only permitted in cloakrooms or toilets attached to their classroom
  • The bottom field may be used, but only down to the PE shed
  • Do not ride bikes 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 we respect, help and support each other. This means showing courtesy to all students and adults. Students will:
  • Use appropriate language – i.e. swearing and abusive language is not appropriate
  • Remember to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’
  • Knock before entering a classroom
  • Let adults through doors first, and also other students if they are carrying something heavy
  • Wait their turn to speak and certainly not speak when another is speaking
  • Comply with a request from a teacher
  • Keep chewing gum and bubble gum for out-of-school hours
  • Speak politely to adults and students
  • Ask the class teacher’s permission to leave the classroom
  • Not interrupt when the teacher is giving instruction
  • Follow instructions straight away when requested
At Auckland Normal Intermediate we take care of everything, remembering it is ‘on loan’ and a privilege, not a right. Students will:
  • Appropriate use of school equipment (Learning, Digital, P.E. Equipment and Furniture)
  • Asking permission for use of others’ things and returning them
At Auckland Normal Intermediate, every student has a right to learn and every teacher has a right to teach. Students will:
  • Keep their voice soft to avoid disturbing others when they are talking
  • Be prepared by having what they need for each subject – pens, pencils, ruler, PE gear etc
  • Find an appropriate time for talking to the teacher, especially when he/she is working with other students
  • When needed, move around the class in a quiet, orderly manner
  • Do my very best to stay focused and engaged in learning
  • Make every effort to complete all learning tasks, including homework
  • Return to class promptly when the bell rings
At Auckland Normal Intermediate, every student has the right to a safe environment in which to learn and play. Students will:
  • 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
  • Stay in the classroom to eat lunch and, if necessary, finish eating it in the Bays
  • Appropriate movement in the classroom and school – don’t impact on others learning time