We welcome all International Students 

Mt Albert Primary welcomes enrolments from international students,

Mt Albert Primary currently has spaces for International Students from Year 1 to Year 6 for Term 3 week 3 onwards, and Term 4 of 2024.

Enrolments are accepted for a minimum period of 4 weeks, with a preference for a full term or up to 3 months in any 12-month period.

With our diverse community and tailored support of English Language learning, we have a lot to offer to students from overseas.

International students have access to all the facilities and programmes available to mainstream students.

We aim to make your application process as smooth as possible. Please click on the links below for documents and information.

To enrol as an international student

For the online application we will require:

  •  A copy of the student’s birth certificate

  •  A copy of the child’s immunisation certificate

  • Completed International Student Application Form

  • Visa for student and the accompanying parent (child must stay with parent)

  • Passport for the student and the accompanying parent

  • Proof of insurance for travel and stay while in New Zealand

Once all paperwork has been submitted to the school, you will receive an offer of place and invoice.

As a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, Mt Albert Primary School welcomes International Students into our high-standard learning programmes.

All international students must live with a parent in New Zealand to study at Mt Albert Primary School.

Code of Practice

Mt Albert Primary is a signatory to the The Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021 (The Code).

You can view copies of the Code in English, Korean and Japanese. 

For copies in other languages and/or to find out more information about the Code, please visit their website here: NZ Code of Practice

Visa Information

Term Dates 

2024 Term Dates

Term 3: Monday 22 July – Friday 27 September

Term 4: Monday 14 October – Friday 13 December
Labour Day (28/10) School Closed (School Re-opens Tuesday 29 October)

Fee Price Increase Term 4 2024 onwards

In term 4 of 2024, we will be changing School Fee Pricing for all International Fees to $400.00 per week. 

International Student Fees 

Our international student tuition fees are as follows (incl GST) 

Short-term/weekly $300.00. 

By term - 10 weeks at $300.00 per week $3,000.

This does not include the cost of the school uniform (approximately $300 per annum), purchased before the start date at The Warehouse St Lukes Store only.

Insurance and International Learners

It is compulsory for all students to have travel and medical insurance.

The Code requires schools to have practices that ensure, as far as practicable, each international school learner enrolled for educational instruction of 2 weeks’ duration or longer has appropriate insurance (clause 65(1)).

Key insurance requirements include:

  • an international school learner’s travel to and from New Zealand, within New Zealand, and if part of educational instruction, outside of New Zealand

  • medical care in New Zealand

  • repatriation or expatriation of the international learner as a result of serious illness, injury, or death (including funeral expenses).

Full details can be found in Process 5: Insurance (clause 65(1)-(3)) of the Code.

Some international learners may have preexisting insurance either privately, through their parents, or eligibility to public health services which cover some or all the Code’s requirements.

Orbit Protect

Southern Cross  

School Uniform

School Uniform

We have a compulsory school uniform available exclusively from The Warehouse, St Lukes (located opposite Westfield St Lukes at 7 Wagener Place). All items of your child's uniform must be clearly labeled with their name in case they are lost.

Please see examples of the correct school uniform to the left. You can also browse individual uniform items and prices on the uniform tab below.


Hats As part of keeping ourselves 'Sun Smart' and 'Sun Safe,'  we have a compulsory school hat. School hats are available at The Warehouse, St Lukes.

School Shoes
- Any shoe, sneaker, or flat sandal suitable for running and playing may be worn, preferably black or navy
- No heels, jandals, gumboots, crocs, high tops, wheelies or ‘flashing light’ shoes are allowed

Winter For students who feel the cold on their legs we ask them to wear the correct MAPS uniform track pants or dark coloured (blue/black) long socks or tights with their shorts/skorts. For warm tops, students would be wearing the correct MAPS uniform Polar Fleece. They can also wear a dark blue or black long-sleeved top beneath their school shirt. Students are welcome to bring a rain jacket to wear over the top of their fleece for walking to and from school.


All international students will need a small stationery pack, we sell these from the front office on the day of arrival.  The stationery is a small cost from $12.00 to $20.00 depending on year level. A Chromebook or iPad is preferred from Year 4 to Year 6 but not essential.