Important Information

2017 TERM DATES

The term dates for 2017 are as listed below:

 Term 1

 
31 January                             
1 February to 13 April              
2 February to 13 April             
3 February to 13 April              
 Term 21 May to 7 July                       
 Term 324 July to 29 September           
 Term 4 16 October to 12 December      

In the event of an emergency relating to an International student please telephone emergency number:  022 044 1602.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We want our students to have the very best time possible while at our school.  We would like to draw your attention to the following important information:


EDUCATION (PASTORAL CARE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS) CODE OF PRACTICE 2016

Ormiston Senior College has agreed to observe and be bound by the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016                                                

IMMIGRATION 

As a condition of enrolment, all students must meet Immigration New Zealand requirements. 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 www.immigration.govt.nz.

PATHWAYS TO FURTHER STUDY AND EMPLOYMENT

All International students will be supported and interviewed by the Careers & Pathways Consultant team at OSC throughout their secondary school education.  The interview process will provide an opportunity to review subject choices and ensure that students are on-track for pathways or future study and long term career goals. 

As an International student you may need to choose certain subjects in New Zealand to be able to continue your chosen pathway in your own Country. 

WORKING RIGHTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

High school International students may be able to work-part time, on a student visa.  If you wish to apply to work part-time please talk to the International Student Manager as you are required to meet the requirements of New Zealand Immigration – http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/study/canistudyinnewzealand.

Please note: It is illegal to be forced to work in New Zealand for less than the minimum wage or excessive hours.  For further information you can contact the Labour Inspectorate 0800 20 90 20 if you need advice

ELIGIBILITY FOR HEALTH SERVICE

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 http://www.health.govt.nz/.


ACCIDENT INSURANCE

The Accident Compensation 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 related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at http://www.acc.co.nz/.

 

MEDICAL AND TRAVEL INSURANCE 

International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand. An approximate cost would be NZ$570 for a year. Ormiston Senior College can arrange your insurance before you depart from your home country.  


HEALTH CARE 

In New Zealand there are two parts to the health system, there are:

PRIMARY HEALTH

Primary Health includes the family doctor (also referred to as a General Practitioner – GP), dentist, pharmacist, physiotherapists, counselling and other services

Here is a website link to find a Doctor/GP close to where you live: http://www.healthpoint.co.nz.

In New Zealand a student should visit a doctor or general practitioner (GP) when feeling unwell.  This is the most important person a student should see for their health.  

In the first instance, if a student is feeling unwell please talk to your residential caregiver.

If a residential caregiver and/or student is unsure about their health or where to seek medical advice they can call the

Healthline number: 0800 611 116.

SECONDARY HEALTH

Secondary health care is found within the hospital system. 

MEDICAL EMERGENCY

In the event of an accident or/and emergency a student should go to the Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department at a local hospital. 

The number to call in an emergency is 111 for Ambulance, Fire and Police.

DENTIST

Regular dental visits are important because they help to keep your teeth and gums healthy. To find a local dentist www.dentalcouncil.org.nz.

HEALTH & DISABILITY COMMISSION

In New Zealand, all students have the right to be treated with respect by health and disability providers.  If a student is unhappy about the treatment they received and wish to complain they should contact the organisation that provided their care or contact the Health and Disability Commission: www.hdc.org.nz/complaints or telephone: 0800 112 233. 

Health & Disability Commission Code of Rights- http://www.hdc.org.nz/the-act--code/the-code-of-rights.

COMPLAINTS

If you have a complaint about Ormiston Senior College breaching the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016, follow Ormiston Senior College’s formal complaint process first.

 

If this does not resolve your complaint, you can contact the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) by phone on 0800 697 296 or email qadrisk@nzqa.govt.nz.

 

Or, if it is a financial or contractual dispute, you can contact FairWay Resolution by phone on 0800 77 44 22. More information is available on the FairWay Resolution website: http://www.fairwayresolution.com/istudent-complaints.

 

NZQA has produced a brochure for international students about the complaints process. Click here to read.

 

Apply Here