International students quickly settle into Carncot’s multinational community


We find that our international students settle quickly into Carncot’s multinational community. Eleven different ethnicities are represented in the school, giving us a colourful multicultural feel. While we are growing our profile within the international community, the students themselves enjoy exactly the same opportunities as our New Zealand students. This includes leadership positions in the intermediate school, membership of sports and cultural teams, and positions on committees.


We invite all prospective international students to contact the School for our international fee schedule and grievance procedures.


Carncot Independent School has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Copies of the Code are available from the NZQA website at



Full details of immigration requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available from Immigration New Zealand, and can be viewed on their website at



Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at



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 and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at



International students (including group students) must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand.


Please download the Schedule of International Fees 2017 below.

International Tuition Fees


Visa Requirement

To study at Carncot, international students require:

  • a current student visa
  • full insurance cover (travel and medical)
  • two school reports (translated)
  • a reference regarding English language ability
  • full payment of the year’s fees upon enrolment

Language Support

Our ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) teacher, Helen Thomson, quickly forms a professional yet fun relationship with our international students. When the full diagnostic testing is complete, Helen works with the classroom teacher to plan and regularly review suitable academic programmes and pastoral support.

Code of Practice

Every student at Carncot feels safe and supported through our pastoral care programme. We find that our international students often have additional needs, so each student is assigned a senior student buddy to help them throughout the year. Additionally, Mrs Scott, our Director of International Students, along with the classroom teacher and the Principal, Ms Michalski, work together to provide the extra support required.

Carncot is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, and is approved to enrol students in Years 1-6 with a biological parent living in New Zealand, and in Years 7 and 8 with a biological parent or a designated caregiver.