Home Stay Policy
International students are at school on a study visa, which is only issued if they are guaranteed appropriate accommodation.
- To provide a suitable environment conducive to study.
- To involve a family in the welfare of a student away from the student’s family.
- To prepare meals, do laundry and generally meet the student’s needs so everyday pressures of life do not affect the student’s study.
- To give the student an experience of the New Zealand way of life.
- To allow the overseas parents peace of mind knowing that the student is well and happy in this country.
- To keep the student safe by monitoring out-of-school activities.
- Students must be in homestay organized through a St Dominic’s College approved homestay company, and under that company’s supervision.
- The annual homestay payment must be made to St Dominic’s College who will administer the payments to the homestay families through the homestay coordinators.
- Students are not permitted to own or rent a flat/room/house/apartment or live on their own.
- Students are not permitted to own or drive a car.
- If there are problems in a particular homestay, the student must, first of all, discuss them with the Dean of International Students and the Homestay Coordinator.
- Should the problems persist, the Homestay Coordinator should arrange for a change of homestay. St Dominic’s College must be notified by the student and Homestay Coordinator.
- Students must not make their own private homestay arrangements while in an approved homestay.
- Students are required to exhibit appropriate behaviour at all times.