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Aquinas College

Aquinas College is a Catholic co-educational school for 11-18 year olds. The College is vibrant and visually impressive, with superb facilities and high academic standards. Founded in 2003 and set on...
Total Student Numbers: 800
Accommodation:All international students are hosted by friendly, welcoming New Zealanders. Typical local families enjoy a fun, outdoor lifestyle often based around the beach over summer. All host families are interviewed and approved by the Dean of International Students and must undergo a Police check every three years.
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Te Puke High School

Te Puke High School is small enough to care for each and every individual student but also large enough to have quality facilities and an excellent range of subjects. We have a new, modern learning...
Total Student Numbers: 933
Accommodation:The school arranges homestay accommodation for students. Homestays are selected with the individual students needs and preferences considered. All homestays offer a safe and welcoming environment which helps to provide an overall positive and fulfilling experience for our international students.
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ACG Tauranga offers an academically focussed education option for international students seeking personalised care and a nurturing environment, supported by a range of activities, globally recognised...
Total Student Numbers: 79 + 2 International
Accommodation:In accordance with the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016, international students under 10 years old must live with a parent or guardian. ACG can arrange homestay accommodation for students aged 10 and above. Please contact the school for further information.
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Tauranga Girls College

Tauranga Girls’ College (TGC) offers the best possible education for the enhancement of today’s young women to become leaders of tomorrow.  ‘The school of Choice for Girls in...
Total Student Numbers: 1400
Accommodation:For the international student, TGC also provides superior, quality homestays, with full board provided by the host family. Homestay parents treat international girls as their own daughters and can be seen as the foundation of our successful international programme. We know that a happy homestay experience is essential to a successful stay at Tauranga Girls’ College.
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Mount Maunganui College

“Academic excellence in a superb environment” Mount Maunganui College is a modern co-educational state school with expansive grounds.  The school is located a short walk from the...
Total Student Numbers: 1500
Accommodation:International students either live with their own parents or with one of our caring, friendly and supportive host families. Host families are police-vetted and visited each semester. Our international department staff provide 24/7 support to both students and host families.
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Bethlehem College

Bethlehem College is a unique school with a special character.  We are a co-educational, state-integrated, Christian school, incorporating 3 schools in 1 (Primary, Intermediate & Secondary),...
Total Student Numbers: 1600+
Accommodation:Bethlehem Colleges places students into homestay accommodation. Host families are carefully chosen to meet the needs and interests of individuals and monitored to ensure a safe and supportive environment for students.
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Katikati College

Katikati College is a rural co-educational Year 7-13 school based 37 km from Tauranga’s city centre. The College has a proud tradition of academic excellence and a modern curriculum that...
Total Student Numbers: 850
Accommodation:Students are placed into homestays with caring and experienced hosts. Regular contact with homestay families is kept to ensure that students are happy and well looked after.
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Waihi College

Waihi College is a co-educational school, 10 minutes drive from stunning Waihi Beach and 45 minutes from the vibrant city of Tauranga. With this unique environment, we can offer a broad curriculum...
Total Student Numbers: 700
Accommodation:Waihi College values the safety, wellbeing and happiness of our international students very highly. With a fulltime Director and Homestay Manager on-site daily, we have the ability to provide excellent pastoral care and support. Homestay options include: Seaside – Town - Rural
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Otumoetai College

Otumoetai College is a large community based co-educational school with a reputation for excellence in academic, sporting and cultural achievements. The College, established in 1965, accommodates...
Total Student Numbers: 1900
Accommodation:Otumoetai College provides homestay accommodation that are all located in the College enrolment zone. You can walk to school. All homestays go through a rigorous application process before being able to host. Through your homestay you will be welcomed into your new community.
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Whakatane High School

Whakatane High School is a co-educational school located in the beautiful Eastern Bay of Plenty, 90km from Tauranga. The school is not far from the Whakatane river, Ohope beach with a safe swimming...
Total Student Numbers: 1000
Accommodation:Whakatane High School arranges homestay accommodation for students. Homestays are selected with the individual students needs and preferences considered. All homestays offer a safe and welcoming environment which helps to provide a positive and fulfilling experience for our international students.
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Tauranga Boys' College

Tauranga Boys' College is a secondary school for boys, located on the edge of downtown Tauranga. Founded in 1958, the College has gained a national reputation as one the best state boys'...
Total Student Numbers: 2000
Accommodation:Provided by excellent New Zealand homestay families. Host families are carefully chosen, interviewed, and monitored and vetted by the New Zealand Police, with the safety and welfare of all our students being of paramount importance.

Host families are personally selected to match with the individual needs of each student.
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