Accommodation / Living in New Zealand


Many International Students choose to live in an accredited homestay arranged by the school. All our host families have been carefully selected by a highly trained and experienced team.

All homestay caregivers are police vetted in accordance with The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. We aim to match students with a suitably compatible host family.

Designated Caregiver

Students can live with a Designated Caregiver (DCG) who is a person or family that the student’s parents have chosen to take care of their child while they are in New Zealand.The parents take full responsibility and accept the decisions made by their DCG regarding the day-to-day requirements of their child.Even though the parents have chosen the DCG, the school has a responsibility to check that the home is suitable for the student and if the caregiver will be verified as a DCG.All family members in the household over 18 years of age will be police vetted.

The DCG will need to sign the Designated Caregiver Agreement on the Enrolment Form to acknowledge their understanding of the agreement and responsibility involved.


Some parents accompany their children to New Zealand.If students are living with a parent, then the parent has full responsibility for the pastoral care of the student outside school hours.

Become a Host Family

If you are interested in hosting an International Student for Ormiston Senior College, please click below to complete our Registration Form.

Apply to be a Host Family

Terms and Conditions for Homestay

Excellent Location

New Zealand is internationally-renowned for its beautiful landscapes, its relaxed and friendly people and its high-quality education system.Thousands of students from around the world flock to our schools and universities every year to learn English and to continue their studies.

Ormiston Senior College is in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, with a population of 1.4 million people.Nestled around two harbours and with 50 islands in close proximity to the city, it is easy to understand why Auckland is known as the ‘City of Sails’.Located in the new suburb of Flat Bush in South East Auckland, Ormiston Senior College is close to an ice-skating rink, skateboard park and one of Auckland’s largest shopping precincts, Botany Town Centre.There are a range of beaches just 15 – 20 minutes away by car.

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World class facilities, loads of events, an inspiring art scene, fantastic food and coffee and unique culture - Auckland has loads to offer international students!
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