International students can study in New Zealand at Paparoa Street School

International students’ enrolment and fees

Our enrolment procedure for international students

Children can be enrolled at a New Zealand state primary school from their fifth birthday. Education becomes compulsory at age six. Children fourteen years and over attend secondary school. Education for New Zealand children remains compulsory until the age of sixteen.

To enrol at Paparoa Street School you must approach the Principal with a request for enrolment. Please note Paparoa Street School is a state school so our first priority is to cater for resident students in years 0 to 6. If we have a place available at your child’s age and class level you may be offered a place.

A request for enrolment can be made by e-mailing the School

The details completed in the ‘Offer of a Place’ form are required by New Zealand Immigration for the issuing of a student visa or permit. You may like to visit the New Zealand Immigration website for more information about the student visa or permit at:

For the school you will be asked to complete a student enrolment form, which provides information about your child and your family. Full contact details for both the parents and the legal guardian must be provided. At the time of enrolment you must have your child’s passport with you and evidence of medical and travel insurance.

Fees for International students

Fees for International students can be found on page 12 of our prospectus, here 


More information for international students

We welcome enquires and visits from parents considering sending their child to our school. If you would like to know more about studying in New Zealand at Paparoa Street School, please contact Nathan Burford – Deputy Principal and Co-ordinator of International Students on his e-mail: