Accommodation for International Students
The majority of the international students accepted into St Peter’s School live in age-related boarding houses on the School campus. Most students have their own cubicle or room which includes a desk and space for their personal things.
There are modern bathrooms and a range of facilities, including common rooms with access to computers and television. Homework is supervised in the Houses. Students have access to the library and computer labs after school hours. Supervision and support is provided by House Directors, House Assistants and House Matrons.
A small number of international students live full time in homestays selected by the school. These students travel to school by school buses with other New Zealand day students. Homestays are arranged for weekend leaves and holidays for all international students who stay in the boarding houses.
To ensure the safety of the students, homestays are selected and monitored according to the rules of the “Code of Practice”, which requires a police check of hosts, an interview by a school representative, checks of personal references as well as twice yearly visits to meet all host parents. Each term students are interviewed to ensure they are happy with their host parents.