High Quality Programmes

Short and long term study

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 study 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. The Deputy Principal provides pastoral care for all International Students. The students get to know each other well and develop special friendships.

Short Term International Programme - usually in June/ July or during Term 3 in New Zealand (Chinese summer). 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 within a kiwi context. We provide quality study programmes for students who are 5 – 11 years old.

Please contact the school office if you would like more information about short or long term study programmes available.


FHS has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Copies of the Code are available from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at

Full details of immigration requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available from Immigration New Zealand, and can be viewed on their website at

Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at

The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents, and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at

International students (including group students) must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand.


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.



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Fee Structure

Long term study Fees per term (Ten weeks)

1 term
$3,500 including GST

2 Terms

$6,500 including GST

3 Terms

$9,750 including GST

4 Terms
(one full year)
$13,000 including GST

Short term experiences: minimum 10 weeks

  • Cost $3,500.00

  • Included into the ESOL Programme

  • In class for kiwi experience

  • 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.