Refund Policy

Refunds Policy for International Students

  1. In order to be eligible for any refund the parent or legal guardian must apply in writing to the Board setting out the special circumstances of the claim.
  2. If the withdrawal is prior to the Student coming to New Zealand the fees paid will be refunded in full minus a $300.00 administration fee. If the Student wishes to withdraw after arriving in New Zealand with the purpose of starting the course (or having commenced the course), no refund will be made except where the Student returns home due to serious illness of the Student or because of a death or serious illness of a close family member. In that event the refund will be calculated in accordance with paragraph 3.
  3. Where the Student withdraws from a subject, course or programme at the High School and is eligible to receive a refund, the Board may refund the person who paid the fees in respect of the subject, course or programme any amount of the fees it thinks appropriate, but any such amount will not exceed the sum of the following amounts:
  • The Board’s best estimate of the cost to the High School of providing tuition in the subject, course or programme for one student up to that time;
  • An amount that in the Board’s opinion reflects the use made by one student in the subject, course or programme of the High School’s capital facilities;
  • The appropriate proportion of the amounts paid by the Board in respect of foreign students; and
  • All other fees prescribed by the Board.

NB: No refunds will be made:

  • Where students are asked to leave the High School because of misbehaviour, poor attendance or violation of the rules regarding motor vehicles.
  • Where students acquire permanent residence after having enrolled at the High School.

Fee Protection

The school is required to ensure that all student fees are protected in the event of the school being unable to continue to offer tuition to international students or in the event of a student being required to return home or is transferred to another institution. The Board has set aside sufficient funds in reserve to enable it to refund fees (according to the refund policy) should, for some reason, the school be unable to provide or to continue to provide a course or programme.