Birkenhead College is seeking local families to host International Students for 2024/2025.

We are looking forward to hosting overseas students once again at the school. An integral part of their NZ stay is to live with a local family and participate in family life, which is an important aspect of the total student experience.

International students also offer valuable cultural interaction for you and your family - many families have made lifelong friends as a result of hosting!

Host families are asked to provide a room, three meals a day, Wi-Fi connection and to assist with transport from time to time. All members of the household aged 18 years and older are required to complete a Police Vet check via the school.

If you would like to know more, please contact:

Nataliya Novak or phone 09 483 9039, Ext 838.

​​​​​​​Across the bridge, in a safe and green environment, we offer a highly rated, modern education and a friendly homestay experience. Be a part of New Zealand school life, and gain NZQA qualifications while improving your English language skills.

Our motto is Where Everybody is Somebody, and the emphasis at Birkenhead College is on each and every student achieving their potential while caring and standing by one another as ‘family’. Our strong sense of community and belonging makes this an ideal school for an international education experience.

Once again, welcome to the Birkenhead College family!

International Student Director

Ms Sally Baker

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International Homestay Co-ordinator

Mrs Nataliya Novak

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