All fees are payable in advance and must be received and receipted by the school on or before 1st December for the following academic year, or by arrangement with the Director.
Registration Fee is to be paid with all applications by students enrolling for the first time. $500.00
Fees for a full academic year February to December. The tuition fees should be paid for the full year in advance. This fee includes the English language and curriculum support programme. Note: The school has a refunds policy, but please note that these fees are not refundable if parents are asked by the Board of Trustees to remove a student from the school for lack of progress, serious misbehaviour or failure to comply with the terms of the student contract. $14,500.00
These amounts are calculated over 46 weeks, February-December (i.e. to include term holidays but NOT the six week summer vacation, December-January).
Homestay $255 x 46 weeks $11,730
Initial Homestay placement fee $150.00
Administration $15 x 46 weeks $690.00
Insurance (medical/travel) (approx.) (note: outside provider - fees can change any time) $580.00
Airport Pickup Fee $230.00 (Auckland-Tauranga-Auckland) (Note - outside provider - fees can change any time)
Total For First Year
Note: Money sent to the school for School Expenses is deposited in an individual bank account for each student and the above costs are met from this account. It is operated and supervised by the Administration Manager. A detailed statement of this expenditure is available to parents at all times.
The money in this account belongs to the parents of the student and the balance will be refunded when the student, for any reason, leaves the school permanently.
Each amount (1. Registration Fee, 2. Tuition Fee, and 3. School Expenses) should be clearly identified (please use invoice number / student's name) and payment made:
Through the education agent (if applicable)
By bank draft made payable to Otumoetai College
By direct bank telegraphic transfer to the following account at:
Bank: Bank of New Zealand
Address: 11th Avenue, Tauranga
Account No: 020 466 0017349 25
Account Name: OTUMOETAI COLLEGE
Receipts will be issued by the school and emailed or faxed to agents/parents as desired.
It is important that the school is advised immediately by fax or e-mail as soon as the drafts are sent by mail, or when the amounts are paid by telegraphic transfer (Please quote invoice number). The fax or e-mail should be addressed to:
The Director of International Students
The office fax number is: +64 7 576 4139
The school telephone number is: +64 7 576 2316 ext 760
Each student will be responsible for their own personal expenses such as personal living allowance, telephone accounts, medical expenses, airfares, uniform, school stationery and other subject related costs, examination fees, music lessons, cost of extra curricular activities and study trips. For each term attended a student has a $125 credit available for subject related costs.
The college will assist the students to open their own personal account. Then the parents and students can administer the running of these accounts. We suggest the bank is provided with students' home address, to which the bank statements will be sent.
Here is a breakdown of some of the expected personal expenses:
Personal Allowance $50.00 per week
Stationery and Subject costs $250.00
Telephone We suggest students reverse charges to their parents.
NCEA Examination Fees $383.30
Tuition fees and homestay payments may change after an annual review.