The Principal’s Secretary
Villa Maria College
21 Peer Street
If you need more information, please email our International Director, Mr Tony Perring, firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone us on: +64 3 348 4165
1 February – 16 April
25 January – College Office opens
27 January – Heads of Houses and Heads of Faculty available
28 January – Y13 College Leadership Day 9am-2:30pm
29 January – Teacher Only Day
1 February – Year 7 and Year 9 Orientation (afternoon) & Peer Support Leaders Training (morning)
2 February – All students in attendance, day begins with a Mihimihi
8 February – Waitangi Day
1 March – Teacher Only Day (date subject to change)
2 April – 6 April – Easter Weekend
3 May – 9 July
7 June – Queen’s Birthday
26 July – 1 October
18 October – 16 December
25 October – Labour Day
12 November – Canterbury Show Day
29 November – Teacher Only Day (date subject to change)
13 December – Junior Prize Giving (afternoon)
14 December – Whaitake Awards
15 December – last day for Junior students
15 December – Senior Prize Giving (evening)
16 December – Graduation
There are three PPTA Accord TODs to be added. These will not impact any of the starting and finishing dates above.
All international students must prove that they have reached an Intermediate Level of proficiency in the English language.
This may be done by producing results from recognised ESOL examinations or from school reports. All applicants will be tested during orientation at the College. If the prescribed standard is not achieved, the student will be required to enrol at an intensive language school or course. When the required standard is reached she will be accepted into Villa Maria College. This may take three months or longer. She must have her Student Permit adjusted accordingly. The fees for the English language course are the responsibility of the parent.
The student’s course of tuition may alter according to the result of the College assessment and the individual needs of the student.
Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service, and can be viewed on their website at http://www.immigration.govt.nz/