For many years, Liston College has welcomed international students as a valued part of the School’s community. We welcome your application to study at Liston College as an international student. The School has enrolled international students as a valued part of the School's community. Representing a wide range of nationalities, our international students are just under 4 percent of the School's annual roll.
We are proud to be able to offer a first-class education at one of New Zealand's leading academic secondary schools, and make every effort to ensure the transition to life in New Zealand is as enjoyable and easy as possible. This starts with an orientation programme on arrival, to introduce the School, its heritage and culture.
International students may enroll from Year 7 to Year 13 and the International Department offers the utmost support in assisting students attain individual academic success, encouraging participation in co-curricular activities, and ensuring a happy and settled homestay relationship with their residential carers.
Steps for applying for Admission:
International Students are selected based on:
If the applicant is successful, Liston College will make an 'Offer of Place' to the student. The Offer includes the student's year level, the start and end date of enrolment period, the International Student Tuition Agreement and other relevant school policies.
NOTE: Enrolment into courses depends on a number of factors, including confirmation of prior learning, ability in chosen subjects, and at least an intermediate level of English. This will be assessed on arrival as part of our orientation programme, which includes class placement testing.
Students without the prerequisite level of English on arrival will be referred to the ESOL programme either Emerging/ Beginners or Intermediate. This programme will be part of their mainstream timetable until the required English level is reached to be successful in their mainstream subjects.
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