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Accommodation Choices

Wellington Girls’ College international students have the choice of living with a Homestay family, or living with a caregiver nominated by the student’s family.  There is no boarding hostel.

  • All students must live in accommodation approved by the College.
  • Approval will not be given to sharing a flat with other students.

The College believes that students must have a safe place to stay where a responsible adult can ensure that they have the nutrition, care and support that they need to settle successfully into a new culture and educational system.

Accommodation Options

Either– living with a caregiver, arranged by the student’s family.

The College is required to check a designated caregiver in the same way as they check a homestay family.  Click here for the Designated Caregiver guidelines.

To nominate a Designated Caregiver, complete the Designated Caregiver Agreement on the online enrolment application.

Or – taking part in the Wellington Girls’ College Homestay Programme.

Wellington Girls’ College can find students homestay accommodation, which will be a fully-furnished room with a study desk, internet access and all meals and laundry facilities included.  Homestay accommodation continues throughout the mid-year school holidays.  Homestay accommodation over the long summer vacation is by prior arrangement.

All homestays are checked and approved by the College. The families have been vetted by the New Zealand Police. The Homestay Manager will support both the homestay families and the students to promote a happy positive relationship.

Homestay Fees

Homestay Placement and Support per year in 2024:     $800  
Homestay Fees per week in 2024:     $340

Applying for Homestay:

  1. If you want the College to arrange a homestay, fill in the  Homestay Agreement on the online enrolment application.
  2. The College will send you an invoice for the placement fee and a year’s homestay fees in advance, as part of  the general invoice you receive. This money is held in trust and paid fortnightly to the Homestay family by the College.

For an absence of five days or more from homestay, with prior notification, the fee is reduced by 50% for the duration of the absence.

A homestay is a good way for an International student to have a real New Zealand experience and improve her English in a supportive environment. Students will be expected to accept and abide by the reasonable rules of behaviour set by the College and the homestay family.

Inappropriate behaviour in the homestay may be grounds for withdrawing a student’s Offer of Place at the College.

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