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International Students

International Boarding at Medbury provides an entry into an exciting and welcoming extended family.  New Zealand’s education system is based on the prestigious British system and Medbury has a long and proud history.

An International Private Education at Medbury

At Medbury School we provide a safe and caring learning environment for 360 boys aged 5 to 13, where both dayboys and boarders thrive, guided by strong boundaries, clearly defined requirements and exceptional peer support. The Boarding House provides a welcoming 'home away from home' for up to 43 boys, with freshly cooked meals, relaxing times in the social room and organised social activities.

International students at Medbury School are able to improve their English language skills in a safe and caring learning environment, learn about other diverse cultures, gain new perspectives and meet new friends whilst getting a first rate education. Our teachers and pastoral care team understand the needs of our international students and recognise that they often require help adjusting to life in a new country. They are always willing to offer friendly guidance on academic and personal issues. All our international students immerse themselves into our inclusiveness community and attain high academic results, enabling them to progress on their chosen pathway for their secondary school education and beyond.

There are many reasons and benefits for attending school outside a student's home country and at Medbury we provide a programme of study appropriate for each student.

Pastoral Care of International Students

Medbury School has agreed to observe and be bound byThe Education (Pastoral Care for International Students) Code of Practice 2016 . This code is a guarantee of standards of student care and supervision, teaching and recruiting as well as providing a 'complaints protocol' for dissatisfied students or parents. Copies of the code are available on request from the school or from the NZQA Website.

Immigration & Visas

Full details of immigration requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available from Immigration New Zealand, and can be viewed on their website at

Eligibility for Health Services

Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at

Accident Insurance

The Accident Compenstation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents, and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and realted costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at

Medical and Travel Insurance

International students (including group students) must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand.

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