The school offers a learning programme for Year 0-6 students. We have teachers who will assist with tutoring English to non-English speaking students, who enter an ESOL (English as a Second Language) programme.
The school believes in the value of Outdoor Education to assist in personal and social development.
All students participate in Physical Education, sport and fitness programmes. Predominantly Years 5 and 6 students represent the school in Interschool Sport, including netball, soccer, rugby and hockey. Some field days give emphasis to participation and may even have mixed teams. Other events are competitive and we focus on skills. Sportsmanship is seen as an important part of sport participation.
Students have many opportunities to become involved in a wide range of activities. Some are included in class programmes and Year 5 and 6 students are often invited to participate in special groups. We have a School Choir which performs at a local Music Festival, a Dance group and and Rock Band.
Code of Practice
Cockle Bay School has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Minister of Education. Copies of the code are available from this institution or from the NZ Ministry of Education website at
Health and Travel Insurance
Students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand unless they are:
A resident or citizen of Australia; or
A national of the United Kingdom in NZ; or
The holder of a temporary permit that is valid for 2 years or more.
If you don’t belong to one of these special categories and you received medical treatment during your visit, you will be liable for the full costs of that treatment. You are required to have insurance that will cover the cost of medical treatment in New Zealand for the duration of your stay in New Zealand. We strongly recommend that you obtain insurance to cover your travel to and from New Zealand.
“Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service, and can be viewed on their website at http://www.immigration.govt.nz
The tuition fee, including administration fee and the New Zealand Ministry of Education Levy is NZ $12,929.20 per year including GST.
You can download a printable version of the Application for Enrolment Form.
The International Student’s parents complete the Application for Enrolment form.
Once the application has been approved, a Letter of Acceptance of Application, (Offer of Place).
An Enrolment Agreement is signed between the School and the Student’s parents and payment of the fee is made. The amount of the fee is determined by the term of tuition.
Once payment of the International Fee has been made, a receipt is issued.
The Student can now apply to the Immigration Office for a Student Visa, showing the receipt and Enrolment Agreement to support their application. The visa or permit must be endorsed with the name of the school at which the student is seeking to enrol.
Once the appropriate Visa is obtained, the Student is in a position to commence studies at Cockle Bay School on the date agreed to in the Enrolment Agreement.
PLEASE NOTE: NO STUDENT CAN COMMENCE STUDIES AT COCKLE BAY SCHOOL WITHOUT ALL RELEVANT DOCUMENTATION.