International School Learners

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Learner Welfare, Immigration & Insurance

Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice

Maidstone Intermediate School has agreed to observe and be bound by the Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021 published by the Ministry of Education. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website.

New Zealand Qualifications Authority


Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service, and can be viewed on their website.
Immigration New Zealand

Eligibility for Health Services

Most international school learners are not entitled to publicly funded health services 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.
Ministry of Health

Accident Insurance

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.
Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)

Medical and Travel Insurance

International School Learners must hold, and provide evidence of, appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand. This insurance must cover the full length of time spent in New Zealand. An overseas insurance policy will only be accepted if it is accompanied by an English translation. The school will keep a record of the insurance policy number and type of cover offered. However, the school suggests using a New Zealand provider and contact us if you want to know more.
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ERO Report

“Students’ progress is promoted through teachers using a wide range of responsive, learner-focused initiatives and strategies… through the use of authentic, high interest contexts. Staff know students well. Respectful relationships across the school promote student wellbeing in a positive learning environment.”
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