INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Our international students add significant value to the social fabric of our College community by bringing different cultures and values into our everyday College life. Currently we have students from Japan, South Korea, Thailand, China, New Caledonia, and Futuna.
We offer international students a comprehensive and encompassing education, placing an importance on the development of the qualities and values to be a good son, friend, teammate, colleague, partner or husband.
International students are accommodated in the boarding hostel on site where all boarders live. Homestay accommodation is arranged for students on weekends and for school holidays as required, enabling International students to mix with New Zealand families.
The opportunity of staying in a hostel in a totally English-speaking environment results in an exponential improvement in the student’s own English language development.
About Hawke's Bay
Hawke’s Bay is located on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The two main cities in Hawke’s Bay are Hastings and Napier, surrounded by a number of other small towns and rural townships.
It is a region accessible by land, air and sea and is a one hour flight from both Auckland in the north and Wellington in the south.
"Lindisfarne has given me the opportunity to do what I love doing with a whole new group of friends. I am grateful to be a full boarder which has made me more mature and independent. Lindisfarne has plenty of things to offer to help you become a respectful and successful man of the future with great values"
Sean Lagikula, from New Caledonia and the College International Student Prefect
An orientation programme is provided for new students, and weekly support meetings with the International Student Director are held to assist students in settling into the College. Students also have access to all the support networks within the school. Reports on student progress are sent regularly to parents, and school newsletters are available on this website.
Our International Student Director assists students with travel arrangements, visa requirements and compulsory medical and travel insurance.
Every International student is individually assessed and receives the appropriate amount of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) lessons based on their skill level. Most students receive 3-8 hours of ESOL tuition per week according to their need. The ESOL programme develops speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary level and grammar knowledge. Other subject support is given as required, where there are language difficulties. It is important for students to have an understanding of New Zealand culture, as language and culture are inseparable. For this reason, current New Zealand news and events are given a strong focus.