Helpful Resources & Information  

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Helpful Information 

For many international students and their families, life in New Zealand may be quite different to the lives they lead at home. Below are sites that provide useful information and valuable insights about life in New Zealand, these will help prepare you for your time in New Zealand. 

  • Naumai NZ |                                                           Information and suggestions to help you find your way, connect and explore your new home.  
  • Study with New Zealand | NauMai NZ (                             The official Government site for advice on studying abroad in New Zealand. This site offers information on a range of courses at universities, institutes and schools. You can also read student stories of real life experiences and learn important information about the costs of living in New Zealand. 
  • Cost of living in New Zealand | NauMai NZ (                    Useful information on the cost of living in New Zealand​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Tourism New Zealand |                                                                            Tourism New Zealand offers some valuable information about tourism opportunities for families while in New Zealand.
  • 100% Pure New Zealand |                                                                                     100% Pure New Zealand offers some valuable suggestions and information about tourism opportunities for families while in New Zealand​​​​​​​
  • Tuition fees and cost of living | Study with New Zealand                                                              Information on Tuition fees and cost of living in New Zealand           
  • Students travelling to New Zealand |                                                    This site offers information for students to help them plan their move to New Zealand and to settle quickly once they get here. It also offers information about visa options for students and families.
  • NZQA's Studying in New Zealand |                                                                        This site offers further information about New Zealand qualifications, secondary school and NCEA, Tertiary education and quality assurance of education in New Zealand.
  • New Zealand Now:                                                                    This Government website shares information about living, working, studying and investing in New Zealand as well as information about visas, job prospects and the great lifestyle here.
  • Education New Zealand |                                                                                         Education New Zealand (ENZ) raises awareness of New Zealand as a study destination and supports education providers and businesses to export their services and products.
  • St Patrick's College Silverstream, complaint process                                                                       This process is to support students if they have a problem and are unsure who to talk with at school. More Information on Process
  • Disputes Resolution Scheme:                                            The DRS is a free service that supports students to resolve complaints with their education provider.​​​​​​​
  • St Patrick's College Silverstream, information on student wellbeing.
    Read more here.​​​​​​​
  • Upper Hutt new settlers guide from Citizen Advice Bureau                                                     Guide for parents accompanying their son and living in Upper Hutt.