International Programme

“A world of opportunities at TCS”

Tahatai Coast School warmly welcomes international students of all nationalities.

We embrace the diversity that international families bring to our school and feel our community is enriched through their enrolment.

We value the understanding our community gains, through interaction with the various cultures and languages that international families provide.

International students are placed in a mainstream classroom and are withdrawn for small group English language lessons. Frequency is dependent on the needs of each student.

We have a well established international programme and guarantee only 1 nationality of international student per class. This assists in accelerated understanding and use of the English language.


What we offer:

  • Quality education in a Kiwi classroom environment
  • Small group English Language lessons
  • Well established international programme including orientation and buddy system
  • Experienced International Student Manager, employed full-time to support students & families
  • Excellent facilities on-site, including large grass playing fields
  • Opportunity to bring your own device to school


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Cost of Tuition:

The International Student School Fee for the 2019 & 2020 school years will be $12,250.00 NZD (including GST) per annum pro rata (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 wish to study for shorter periods of time will be charged pro rata.

The tuition fee includes the following:

  • General tuition (using the New Zealand Curriculum)
  • ESOL programme (small group ESOL lessons four times a week)
  • costs associated with the school programmes such as Beach Education, Life Education and swimming.

 Read the Tahatai Refund Policy here

Additional Compulsory Costs:

There are other additional compulsory costs to cover compulsory activities such as stationery, uniform and school camps. These costs will vary according to the year group the student is in. All additional compulsory costs need to be paid prior to commencement of the school activity.

School Uniform:

Tahatai Coast School has a compulsory school uniform. The purchase of this uniform will be an additional compulsory cost, estimated to be approximately $120.00 - $180.00 NZD.


Extra Curricular Activities:

Students may also choose to take part in extra-curricular activities such as joining a sports team or having music lessons. These are not compulsory activities but there will be a cost involved.



In accordance with the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, Tahatai Coast School requires that all International Students live with their parent/s, or a legal guardian.


Code of Practice:

Tahatai Coast School is a signatory to The Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016, thus ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment for every student.

A summary is available for download at the bottom of this page. Full copies of the Code are available in various languages from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) at:


Enrolment Procedure:

To enrol, please complete an International Student Application Form and Contract of Enrolment and send to:


Tahatai Coast School

Rowan Barton

International Student Manager

Mobile: 027 650 6085

Email: [email protected]



For KOREAN families: we work with the following local agents.



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Hyun Taek Yang: Director & First Language Support Person

Office Address: 32 Christopher Street

Phone: 07) 571 0488 or (07) 578 4671 (07) 571 0733

Mobile: 027 664 5408

Email: [email protected]



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Christian Ryu: Director & First Language Support

Office Address: 1/356 Cameron Road Tauranga First Phone/

Fax: (07) 578 1699

Mobile: 021 269 2046

Email: [email protected]

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