International Students

St Joseph's School is located in Christchurch city, the South Island's largest city with a population of approximately 400,000 people. 

St Joseph's School operates a comprehensive international student programme that is reciprocated with a number of countries that include, but is not limited to China and Korea. The school has a long and proud tradition of hosting students from South Korea. More recently the school has established sister school relationships with a number of schools in China. These schools include:
  • Wuhan Xing Huo Primary School 
  • Hongshan District No.1 Primary School 
  • Experimental Primary School of Zhengzhou University
  • Chaofeng Road Primary School, Zhengzhou
  • Zhuzhou Foreign Language School
In 2018 St Joseph's School joined the Global Youth Ambassador Programme. This programme focuses on developing the global citizens of the future. Participation in the programme included a delegation of seven students and two teachers to Beijing, China.

Fees
Calculations ratified by the Board of Trustees if paying for the full school year are:
  1.  Parish Attendance Dues..............................................................$ 191.30  
  2. Tuition Fee......................................................................................$ 7567.83 
  3. Government's International Student Levy..................................$ 436.52
  4. Administration costs to comply with the Code of Practice ......$ 500.00
  5. Total Fee.......................................................................................$ 8,695.65
  6. GST (Goods & Service Tax - 15%)..................................................$ 1,2304.35
  7. Total (including GST)...................................................................$ 10,000.00
If paying per term the cost is $2,600 (including GST).

International Students who enrol for a period of no less than one year will have priority over students wishing to enrol for shorter periods of time.  

The school also provides customised group visits. Group visits must be organised through an accredited International Student agent. 

Please note there is a New Zealand Government requirement that all international students in Years 1-6 (or 5-10 year olds) live with a parent. St Joseph's School prefers that all international students do live with a parent. However, the school has been approved to enrol students in Years 7-8 (10-13 year olds) living with a designated caregiver chosen by their parents if there are vacancies available.