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International Student Programme
The aim for ESOL students is to develop the necessary English skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) to be able to successfully cope in all their mainstream subject areas. For those who need extra assistance with their English, a specific programme is designed to ensure they are progressing through different English stages with the ultimate goal of successfully obtaining university entrance through an IB Diploma or sufficient NCEA achievement standards.
An international student in the Senior School (Year 11, 12 and 13), is expected to achieve the necessary NCEA credits in all their subjects to progress to the next year level (usually at least 16 credits in each mainstream subject) or gain entrance to a university course of their choice (if in year 13). There is the option at year 12 for International Students to begin the IB Diploma which lasts until the end of Year 13 if their English is at an advanced level. International students are supported throughout this process by the ESOL Department. After initial testing, an ESOL programme is implemented at an appropriate level that not only focuses on developing their English, but also on using a range of strategies that will assist their learning in their mainstream subjects. Those in the senior part of the College (years 11, 12 and 13) need a certain level of English to be able to cope with their mainstream subjects. They also need to be motivated to achieve their goals in relation to meeting the entry requirements of a tertiary institution offering a course of their choice.
Curriculum and Assessment
Information on Curriculum and Assessment can be found elsewhere in this website:
International Student Events
International Student Orientation Weekend-Activities Camp
IEP’s (Individual Education Plans) for International Students
Term Activity - Super 15 Rugby Game
Term Activity-Paint Balling
International Student Quots with Queen Margaret College
International Language/Culture Week Celebrations-Special assembly and Chapel
Term Activity-International Student Skiing Trip – Mt Ruapehu
Te Papa Visit-Maori Culture
International Student Farewell Dinner