Waitākere College


You will be matched with a "Kiwi Buddy" who will help you to settle into life at Waitakere College. Some of the things covered in Orientation include: 


  • You will sit an English test and the Academic Adviser will help you arrange a suitable course of study
  • You will learn the system for using school internet and facilities (you will need a personal laptop or Chromebook for daily classes)


  • School uniform and rules, rights and expectations, and personnel you need to know
  • Use of a school diary, schedules and timetable
  • Optional extra-curricular activities 

Living in New Zealand:

  • Homestay information
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Opening a bank account
  • Please ensure you have a NZ mobile phone number, kept in credit