To help you make the most of your experience in New Zealand, we organise day and overnight trips throughout the year. Whether you are here for a short experience or finishing your education with us, you will have opportunities to explore some of the great locations and activiites that will make your ‘Kiwi” experience special.

Throughout the year, the International Department organise trips to help you take advantage of the places and activites on offer in the beautiful Bay of Plenty.  

We also have plenty of after-school activites such as international dinners, homestay family evenings and other such events, whcih help many students establish life-long friendships.

You will get to explore some of New Zealand’s best adventure sites during our OED trips for International Students, including hiking, mountain biking etc.

As part of our End of Year programme for students not sitting New Zealand exams, students have the option of joining one of two 10-day trips available:

The South Island tour explores some of New Zealand’s most popular destinations and attractions, including Queenstown, Christchurch, Wanaka and the Milford Sound. Acitivies offered could include jet boating, swimming with dophins, whale watching, kayaking and many more.

The North Island Beach tour shows just why a “Kiwi” summer amazing! If you enjoy sun, sand and surf this will be the trip for you.

Part of the End of Year programme for students not sitting New Zealand exams, is the opportunity to join some of our junior camps as a Senior Leader and experience the best of life as a ‘kiwi kid’.

International Brochure
International Brochure
The wonderful Bay of Plenty | The region Pāpāmoa College lives and plays in!


International Fees

Full Year
Two Terms
One Term
NCEA Level 1 -3 Exams 
fee charged per year
NZ Scholarship Exams
per subject entered
Administration Fee 
per year
Insurance Costs
based on a full year
Homestay Costs
per week
Please see our full fee schedule for full list of fees including, uniform, stationery etc

Enrol with us

International Student Application Form

International Agent Application Form

Information about Studying in New Zealand

Study in New Zealand | A Guide for International Students

NZ Education System

Information about NCEA

NCEA Guide | NCEA stands for the National Certificate of Educational Achievement and is the main qualification for senior secondary school students.

How NCEA results are recognised overseas



Agrodome Trip | Feb 2024

International Homestay

Being a host to an international student, is a vital role that host families play during a student’s life away from their family and country.

There are many changes and cultural differences that a student will encounter while here in New Zealand, and as a host family, you have the ability to help these students settle and navigate their way through these new experiences. While students come here for a variety of reasons, the main reason is to improve the English. Being placed in a “Kiwi” homestay will help with this.

To become registered as a Homestay provider for international students at Pāpāmoa College, you will be required to: 

  • Complete an application form (this assist us in finding a home and student who ‘match’)
  • Undergo a police vetting check (to be completed by anyone 18 and over in the home)

Should you meet all the requirements, we will then be happy to include your family in our database. When a suitable student requires accomodation, we will contact you.

Please note: being registered as a homestay family with our school does not guarantee a student placement.

“It is an enriching experience and a great way to enjoy learning about a new culture.”

  • Are you keen on becoming a Homestay Family for international students in 2024?
  • Is your spare room inside your home, not in a sleep out?
  • Do you have time to help a student get to sports practice and some after school functions?
  • Are you prepared to include a student in your family events and outings and explore the beautiful Bay of Plenty?
  • Do you live in zone for Pāpāmoa College?

If yes, continue to apply.

If not please contact Kerri Turanga | Homestay Manager to discuss. [email protected] 

Homestay Application Form

Homestay Referees Form (please send this link to your referee to complete online)

Homestay Carer Agreement Form

Police Vetting Forms (sections 2 & 3 to be completed by anyone 18 and over in the home)



All meals including snacks

If you go as a family, then you pay for your student. If your student goes out on their own with friends, then they pay.

No this is covered in your homestay payment.

No, the students have an account at school that pays for their uniform.  

No, what we do ask is that you show them around the local area, others if you are able to. We do expect you do family outings which include your student.

If your student is going on a school camp or activity, then payment is made from their school expense account. 

Homestay families receive $300 per week 

Homestays are paid fortnightly in arrears by direct credit into your bank account.

No. Sorry that is not available

Your student is responsible for both of these

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