We offer you the chance to study in paradise and explore New Zealand.
High quality family homestays and a dedicated pastoral team provide support and a glimpse of the kiwi way of life and our school curriculum provides a wide range of study programmes for all students aged 5-18.
We also offer some unique opportunities which make full use of our stunning natural environment such as the Marine Academy and Outdoor Education courses.
Mercury Bay Area School welcomes international students from around the world to participate in the life of the school and to enjoy our unique learning programmes.
We welcome international student enrolments to our school.
International Students FEES January 2023-December 2024
Registration Fee $1500 for 1-4 terms
Tuition Fee 1 Term 2 Terms 3 Terms Full Year
$5,500+GL $8,500+GL $12,000+GL $15,000+GL
(GL- Government Levy @$11*/week of term enrolled/ $440/year)
Homestay fee $280/week
Special Dietary Requirements( gluten free/ vegetarian) extra $15/week
Homestay Administration Fees $1800/year 3 Terms $1550 2 Terms $1300 1 Term $1100
Students who change homestays more than once will incur an additional fee of $400 each time.
Designated Caregiver Check fee $200
Christmas/New Year holiday supplement $280
Bank transfer fee $25
Marine Academy $4900*(full year). Includes 3-day Northland Dive Trip. See Marine Academy guide for costs of shorter terms.
Outdoor Education(full year) Year11 $250*, Year 12 $400*, Year 13 $500*
Allianz Studentsafe Plan health and travel insurance $519*/year.
End of Year Programme $180*
Additional costs are material fees, workbooks, uniform, camp fees, NCEA fees, sports fees, trip costs, extension fee, (optional)year book and postage. Amount is dependent on what subjects or sports the student chooses to do.
(* indicates these costs may change)
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