High Quality Programmes

At Forrest Hill School we provide quality study programmes for students who are 5 – 11 years old. Students can complete short or long term study programmes. Short term is a minimum of 10 weeks.

Students are placed in mainstream classes with New Zealand students of the same age. They attend the English language learning class where they learn to read, write and speak in English. The school is proud of the English Language programme and the team of ESOL teachers and teacher aides who are trained and experienced in teaching English. Mrs Geminiano provides pastoral care for all International Students. The students get to know each other well and develop special friendships with the help of Mrs Geminiano.

Short Term International Programme - usually in September or during Term 3 in New Zealand. Many Chinese visiting NZ enrol their students for the 10 week period for their children to learn English and to gain a true Kiwi experience. Our special programme during this term involves hands-on experiences and day trips around Auckland at an extra cost to the parents. We provide quality study programmes for students who are 5 – 11 years old.

Please contact the school office if you would like more information.


At Forrest Hill School we provide an integrated supportive environment for our International students. We believe in the following Principles.

  • Know your learners – we get to know our international students as learners. We take the time to understand their language background, language proficiency, and their experiential background. Each student and parent will meet with the ESOL teacher and a senior leader.
  • We have very clear identified learning outcomes – our teachers carefully identify what language the students need to successfully achieve the task.
  • Learning outcomes are explicit and the same for all students – our programme scaffolds the learning for all students.
  • All learners learn best when the experiences are relevant and authentic.
  • We believe in designing rich tasks that provide multiple opportunities for language development including the development of academic language.
  • We believe that learning for our International students should be a balance between productive (speaking, writing) and receptive (listening, reading) language.
  • All students should be reflective and able to self assess their learning.



Fee Structure

  • Fees per term: $3237.50 (incl GST)
  • 2 Terms: $6475.00 (incl GST)
  • 3 Terms : $9712.50 (incl GST)
  • 4 Terms: $12,950.00 (incl GST)

This works out to $323.75 per week (incl GST) or $281.53 per week (excl GST)

  • Fees need to be paid in advance for the full contract – or year by year
  • Fees must be paid on completion of enrolment
  • Fees include attending a class where English is taught by ESOL teachers
  • Fees do not include school and class activity fees
  • Fees do not include school camps or trips

These fees are correct at time of printing and may be subject to change.

Continued enrolment is subject to appropriate behavior and no requirements for additional assistance due to learning / physical difficulties being identified.

Health and Medical

To help maintain our records and to help us care for you in any illness / emergency situation, we ask that you answer the following questions. While this information is strictly confidential, it may be necessary for the safety of you and others, to inform the relevant staff of medical conditions.

Please click here to to view the Student’s Health Record blank PDF form or you can complete this online below.