Our school provides a high standard of care for each International Student so that they are happy and settled as they are integrated in to a new country and school setting.
First language, induction and buddy support offered
High level of pastoral care from a supportive and nurturing team
Signatory to the Code of Practice Pastoral Care of International Students
Advanced English Language Intensive Programme and in-class support provided
Students fully integrated into all classroom programmes
International Student experiences and cultural opportunities
Code of Practice Hosting your child is a privilege and responsibility we take seriously. The school is signatory to the New Zealand Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students and is fully compliant with all sections of the code.
English Learning Programme English Learning Programmes are taught at the appropriate levels - beginner to advanced, up to 5 hours a week in small groups. The balance of the time International Students are integrated into classrooms with New Zealand students. Teachers are highly qualified, experienced and caring.
Student Support and Pastoral Care The school provides first language support staff to ensure the welfare of students. Pastoral care staff will meet with your child regularly and also visit their New Zealand homes. Students’ advisors are available 24 hours a day to help and support international students and we provide access to translators to assist students when needed.
Students, caregivers and parents are welcome to read our termly newsletters. They acknowledge student success and highlights the various activities and excursions International Students go on.
Orientation All new International Students are welcomed to the school with an orientation programme (in their first language and English) which includes a tour of the school and a meet and greet with members of the International Team. ELIP Leaders (selected students) are at the orientation so they have a buddy to communicate with. Stationery and a welcome gift are given to students.
Specialist Subjects International Students are integrated into all classroom programmes and attend Specialist Subjects - Food Technology, Soft Materials, Hard Materials and Enterprise and Innovation, Drama and Dance, Core Music, Graphic Art and Applied Art. Additionally as part of their fees, they are provided with one free excursion to various Auckland attractions per term. Students have the opportunity to learn an instrument, be part of the Music programme by joining the school Orchestra and can participate in a wide range of sporting opportunities.
Special cultural events such as Chuseok are celebrated annually by the International Team/Students and we have a cultural assembly each year to celebrate the diverse range of cultures we have at Murrays Bay Intermediate.
We look forward to meeting your child and assisting them with settling into our school.