Tauranga is the largest city in the Bay of Plenty and the fastest growing city in New Zealand. With a population of 100.000 Tauranga has all the advantages of a much larger city without compromising it’s safe and clean environment and is blessed with some of the best climatic conditions in New Zealand.
Tauranga is only a short journey from Auckland and the tourist attractions of Rotorua and Lake Taupo. Tauranga is serviced by it’s own domestic airport and linked to the national bus service.
International Students at Tauranga Boys’ College The International Department at Tauranga Boys’ College offers a range of options to ensure your son receives the highest quality education and access to a wide range of opportunities during their time at the college.
The college offers excellent sporting and outdoor education opportunities where students can learn to scuba dive, climb or kayak and kite-surf.
All students are placed with local families in quality homestays that are within walking distance to the school or on a direct bus route.
International students enjoy their own kitchen, internet access and study room. Many opportunities arise for day trips to surrounding areas and students are encouraged to join extracurricular activities such as drama, music and sport.
International Students can study ESOL at one of fi ve different levels ranging from a Foundation English ‘full-time’ course (unique to Tauranga Boys’ College) that will assist students with minimal English prepare for mainstream classes, to IELTS preparation classes. Students at each year level also have an opportunity to join an accelerated programme where for example a Year 13 student could complete University Papers.
Private tutors are available for all subjects as well as a ‘peer mentoring’ programme where a mainstream student works alongside an international student to improve their academic performance in a particular subject. The college is a signatory to the Ministry of Education’s Code of Practice for International Students - this ensures
that within the college there are a number of staff dedicated to caring for and supporting your son’s needs.
The happiness, welfare and safety of your son is of paramount importance to the college. International Department staff can be contacted by students 24 hours, seven days a week.