We would love to invite you and your family to join us at Tauriko School. 

Tauriko School is a school with over 100 years of  history as a school of excellence in education. It caters for students from 5 years old to 13 years old - Year 1 - 8. Tauriko School caters for students in Primary and Intermediate School.

In accordance with the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, Tauriko School requires that all International Students live with their parent/s or a legal guardian until they are 10 years old. From 10 years,  other arrangements can be made through your agency in regards to Home Stay arrangements should they wish to.

If you have any questions about  your application, please feel free to contact Hannah Fraser, our International Student Manager:      or   +64 7 543 0430

Application Process

As we are a full primary school, your child can enrol for both their Primary and Intermediate school years, provided there is space available. Our students then go to High School:  Tauranga Girls College, Tauranga Boys College,  Otumoetai College (Co-ed),  Aquinas College (Catholic),  Bethlehem College (Christian).


The Tauriko School Prospectus for International Students and their Families 


Our Orientation Prospectus is updated each term, and will be given to new families at their orientation welcome. During this time, families will meet key staff (including the Principal and International Student Manager). Access to a translator in your native language will be organised, if possible.

Our Orientation process:

*Please bring your passport, visa and insurance documents with you 

We trust that our Prospectus contains all the information you need. We hope that you find our orientation worthwhile, and that the documents you and your child will receive will be of value to you. We are here to support your child as they transition into a new school, with a new language. We are so proud of our international students - we acknowledge that this is such a big adjustment for them.

Code of Practice

Tauriko School has been accepted as a signatory and has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, published by the Ministry of Education.

The Education (Pastoral Care for International Students) Code of Practice 

When students come to study in New Zealand, education providers have an important responsibility to ensure that those students are well informed, safe and properly cared for.

To support this, the New Zealand government has developed the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016.

What is the Code of Practice? The Code of Practice prescribes the required outcomes education providers and their agents need to deliver for their international students. The Code of Practice does not apply to concerns about academic standards.

How to Make a Complaint to NZQA

Tuition Fees 

The International Student School Fee for the 2023 and 2024 school years is $13,000.00 NZD (including GST) per annum (to be paid in advance of enrolment). In addition, a registration fee of $300.00 NZD (one off payment for all new students) and an administration fee of $200.00 NZD is also charged.

Students who study at Tauriko for shorter periods of time will be charged pro rata.

Tuition fees will be invoiced directly to you, via email. Your invoice will include instructions for payment. Please email our International Student Manager as soon as payment has been made: 

The tuition fee includes the following:

Additional Costs

At times there may be additional compulsory costs to cover activities such as class trips, outdoor education programmes, extra-curricula activities and school camps. These costs will vary according to the year group the student is in. All additional costs need to be paid for prior to commencement of the school activity. For any activity incurring additional cost, you will be notified in advance via letter.

There are many extra curricular activities eg. sports team,  music lessons, coding, chess club etc . These are not compulsory activities, but if students choose to take part in these extra activities there will be a cost involved.