Code of Practice for Pastoral Care of International Students
Kiwi Institute of Training and Education (KITE) has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Minister of Education and administered by NZQA. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the NZQA Website. A summary of the code is available in the appendices of the handbook and will be displayed in notice boards and classrooms of KITE.
Aside from high quality education, at KITE, we also give utmost care to our students from the time they arrive in New Zealand up to helping them reach their chosen career. We have a team dedicated to making the students’ experience in and out of the campus enjoyable and worthwhile.
KITE student services have been developed to assist you from the time you arrive in Auckland to the time you leave KITE as a graduate. We constantly work to improve existing services and introduce new services to enhance the learning experience at KITE.
KITE offers airport pick up services to students at nominal fee charge ($90). Students will need to request this service in the student application form. We will meet you, greet you and help you settle in your accommodation if required.
Various types of accommodation are available in Auckland. KITE provides accommodation assistance for all its students. However, students are required to contact KITE for four weeks before arrival if they require us to assist them finding accommodation. We will conduct a detailed inspection of the facility available and provide you a detailed report on the amenities available. KITE does not assess the suitability of the accommodation but provide you with detailed information about the accommodation; students can choose the accommodation on their own choice from the various options available.
Homestay means you live with a New Zealand family in their home – usually with a room of your own. Your Homestay family provides your meals and helps you with day-to-day life in New Zealand. Homestay accommodation is an excellent way to meet New Zealanders, and interact with people in English.
As a guest in your host family’s home you are expected to contribute to normal family life, a great way to experience Kiwi culture.
Average cost: Around NZ$250 per week.
“Going Flatting” is the New Zealand term for renting an apartment or house (flat).
Flatting gives you the flexibility to live with as many people as you like – males or females.
Flats range from one bedroom apartments to 4 or 5 bedroom homes.
Rental accommodation is generally clustered around colleges or universities, but flats can be found in the city suburbs.
Many rental properties in New Zealand come with a garden, and have car-parking.
An oven is provided and sometimes other larger appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers. Most New Zealand houses are stand-alone, and do not have central heating. Your landlord does not have to supply heat, so you pay for gas/electricity between you and your flatmates.
Usually a “bond” (2 – 4 weeks rent) is paid to your landlord. This is returned to you when you move out – providing the house has not been damaged in any way.