Kia Ora and welcome to Tuakau College. Here you will discover more about our college and what we have to offer international students. If you have any questions you can email the International Manager, Roxane Miller, at [email protected].

Why study at Tuakau College?

We welcome international students to our clean, green and safe environment. Students may choose to homestay with a Kiwi family to experience our great New Zealand outdoor lifestyle whilst increasing their English language skills. We currently offer a full Year 7-13 mainstream study programme. All international students are eligible for ESOL support from a qualified teacher.

What does Tuakau College offer?

At Tuakau College, international students will find a good mix of town and country life, with close proximity to both Auckland & Hamilton cities, and all their attractions.

Tuakau College has strong affiliations with local Iwi, providing our International students first hand cultural engagement and experiences of local kawa (protocol). 

Our aim is to prepare all young people for life by offering a broad based, quality education which promotes excellence in four areas of knowledge – academic, sporting, cultural and social activities.

Tuakau College International – the best of both worlds!

Host Families

Hosting an International Student is a wonderful experience for you and your family. It is a great opportunity to create long lasting friendships with the student that stays with you and to experience and gain knowledge about a different culture. The homestay fee is available on request from the International Manager.

If you are a new host family, there is an application process. You will need to complete an application form, have a police vet check and home visit. Students must have their own bedroom, 3 meals and suitable snacks daily.

If you require any more information, please contact the International Manager at [email protected] or phone 09 2368521 ext. 141 or alternatively fill out the application form, which can be found below, to become a homestay caregiver. The International Manager will then contact you to arrange a home visit. We have many students already booked for 2020 so if you’re interested get in touch!

Email: [email protected]

Roxane Miller

International Manager


Want to Enrol?

International Student Policies and Guidelines

Thank you for applying to enrol at Tuakau College. If you have any questions about the school that are not answered in this document, our prospectus, or the Senior College Year 11, 12, & 13 Course Booklet, please contact the International Manager at: [email protected]


Before you complete and sign the Application and Student Tuition Agreement form please carefully read our Tuakau IFPS Policies document together with the summary of The Code of Practice:


You must sign the Application and Tuition agreement form to confirm you have read the above and have understood and accepted all provisions as set out in all documents.

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For any further information please email the International Manager on [email protected]

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