Stay with Parents
The New Zealand Government has special legislation to ensure the highest possible care and safety of International Students and their families during their time of enrolment at a New Zealand School.
Aidanfield Christian School is a signatory to the Code and has extensive knowledge and experience of the compliance regulations.
All international students under 10 years of age enrolled with a signatory must live with a parent or legal guardian for the length of their enrolment.
This applies to all international students, whether they are here short-term, long-term or visiting as part of a group. Parents cannot be absent, for example traveling in New Zealand or returning to their home country while their children are here at school
To become a legal guardian, the person must be appointed by the court or testamentary appointment. Relatives or designated caregivers are not the same as legal guardians.
Parents will indicate the accommodation arrangement on the Application Form.
We are committed to quality teaching and learning, quality care and homestay provision. The New Zealand government has developed The Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016 (including Amendments 2019). The Code contains special provisions giving extra protection to pupils under the age of 18.
While parents who send their children to study at Aidanfield Christian School from overseas countries are concerned about their academic progress, they also worry whether their child will be happy and settled. Are they making friends, are there any problems with homestay parents, is someone taking an interest in their son or daughter and helping them achieve?
The children who come to study at Aidanfield Christian School from other countries and away from their parents remain young people, the same as young people the world over. They need our love, care and support during these challenging years.
Homestay accommodation is only available to students age 10 years and above.