The Principal’s Secretary
Villa Maria College
21 Peer Street
If you need more information, please email our International Coordinator, Ms Tania Morgan, email@example.com
1 February – 14 April
26 January – College Office opens
26 January – Heads of House and Heads of Faculty available
27 January – Y13 College Leadership Day 9am-2:30pm
31 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
7 February – Waitangi Day public holiday
15 April – Good Friday
2 May – 8 July
6 June – Queen’s Birthday
23 June – Villa Teacher Only Day (this date is subject to change)
24 June – Matariki
25 July – 30 September
26 August – Villa Teacher Only Day (this date is subject to change)
17 October – 15 December
24 October – Labour Day
11 November – Canterbury Show Day
25 November – Villa Teacher Only Day (this date is subject to change)
12 December – Junior Prize Giving (afternoon)
13 December – Whaitake Awards
14 December – Senior Prize Giving (evening)
15 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/