All information collected on the Enrolment Form is to maintain Mairehau High School's records. This information and any other information collected about the student will be used to provide for educational and general advancement of the student and for the purpose of carrying out the activities of the school.
Any information collected by the school may be provided to education authorities (under Section 7(4) of the Privacy Act 1993). International Students and parents may at any time view their own personal information and request correction.
English Language Requirements
Intending students must be aware that all instruction is in English. Therefore, students wanting to gain qualifications need to have a good level of written and spoken English (preferably at an intermediate level). If a student, after testing on arrival at Mairehau High School has clearly not reached an appropriate level of English, Mairehau High School reserves the right to:
a) Request the student attend Language School for intensive full time English language tuition, or
b) Place the student in the year level best suited to the student's English ability.
Circumstances School May Terminate Tuition
a) Serious health (emotional or physical) concerns when it is considered the student should return to the care of their parents.
b) Unacceptable behaviour in school and/or in homestay. c) Unacceptable school attendance.
Attendance and Behaviour
All international students must maintain satisfactory attendance and comply with school rules on behaviour. Students in homestay accommodation must also behave in a satisfactory manner. If a student's behaviour or school attendance is unsatisfactory, the following process will be followed:
a) Student will be counselled by the Dean/Principal/Support Services Coordinator. Normal school procedure will be followed.
b) If the student's behaviour or attendance does not improve, the student will be put on formal attendance check/given a written warning. The student's parents and/or guardians will be informed.
c) If improvement still does not occur, the school reserves the right to withdraw the student's Offer of Place. Immigration and parents will then be informed.
d) Costs associated with international toll calls to a student's parents, and translation of same, regarding attendance and behaviour issues will be invoiced to the student.
Employment (Year 12,13)
You may undertake paid employment for up to 20 hours per week with the school's permission. See the International Dean.
Unless there are very special circumstances, you will not be allowed to leave school before the start of the holidays. It is important therefore to book your flight home as early as possible.
Contact Details - Home/Country of Origin
It is vital that Mairehau High School has correct contact address, phone and fax details for International students at all times. If parents' contact details change the school must be notified immediately.
Use of Motor Vehicles
Students enrolled at Mairehau High School may not own or drive a motor vehicle unless they hold a current New Zealand Driver's Licence at either Restricted or Full status levels. A Restricted licence does not however allow a student to carry passengers.