International Students

Our school welcomes the enrolment of International Students. Currently, we have two international students, both from South Korea.

St Joseph's School is located in Christchurch city, the South Island's largest city with a population of approximately 400,000 people. The school is in the suburb of Papanui in north west Christchurch very close to Northlands Shopping Centre. 

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 (11-13 year olds) living with a designated caregiver chosen by their parents if there are vacancies available.

Fees
Calculations ratified by the Board of Trustees if paying for the full school year are:
  1.  Parish Attendance Dues..............................................................$ 150 .00 
  2. Tuition Fee......................................................................................$ 7,130.00 
  3. Government's International Student Levy..................................$ 420.00
  4. Administration costs to comply with the Code of Practice ......$ 300 .00
  5. Total Fee.......................................................................................$ 7,850 .00
  6. GST (Goods & Service Tax - 15%)..................................................$ 1,350.00
  7. Total (including GST)...................................................................$ 9,200.00
If paying per term the cost is $2,400 (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.  We do not enrol International Students for less than one term (10 weeks).