ACG Senior College enjoys the rich culture that international students bring.
Annually, the College has approximately 50 international students from Asia and Europe predominantly. The aim of the College is to acknowledge the special nature of international students but, in essence, to integrate them as fully as possible.
As a College, we welcome applications from international students who wish to experience a high level of academic and intellectual challenge in an internationally recognised rigorous examination system; Cambridge International Examinations.
International students are very important to ACG Senior College and we believe that your main purpose in being here is to achieve a quality education. We want you to achieve your goals and enjoy your time in New Zealand. In order to make progress it is important that you are happy in your class and happy in your home.
We would like you to mix with the other students and our general policy is to treat you the same as them. However, we do understand that you are a long way from home and may not have the same level of support or understanding of how things work in New Zealand. We are here to help you.
A significant number of our students move overseas to study for tertiary qualifications and once they have finished their A Levels, they have the qualifications to support such ventures in countries such as Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and, of course, Asia.
Some students prepare for overseas study by completing their IELTS and SATs whilst still at ACG Senior College.
On applying, all applicants will forward their enrolment forms and documentation to the International Centre where they will receive a Conditional Enrolment if it is deemed to be suitable. However, that enrolment is not confirmed until students already living in New Zealand have undergone an interview with the Director of International Services. Students who are based overseas may receive their confirmation based on their academic record.
On receipt of your application, we will look closely at the following in order to confirm your place in the College:
- Teachers have an expectation that all students will be able to participate in discussion. An IELTS score of 5.5 as a bare minimum and all students who are accepted must be able to cope well in a classroom where classes are taught exclusively in English. However, we acknowledge that many students have the ability to improve their English vastly with experience. This is taken into account when a prospective student is interviewed by the Director of International Services.
- Be willing to participate actively in the life of the College and take advantage of the opportunities offered, both academic and extra-curricular, for example, sport, culture, assisting in the College library.
- Have recent reports that show the academic progress and attitude of the student to date. These reports must be of a high standard. Most students have had a minimum of 12 months in an English speaking school prior to applying to ACG Senior College but this is not essential.
In summary, students must have the academic ability, a sound work ethic and competence in English.
Confirmation of Place in the College
Your confirmation of a place in the College will be finalised on receipt of the fees and the required paperwork.
Once you have completed all of the documentation for accepting a position, you will be informed of an Induction Day at the College that takes place prior to the commencement of the academic year. They will be shown around the College and meet the other new students in their year group. Various activities are planned to ensure that new students know exactly what to do and where to go in the College.
After this programme, students meet with the Director of International Services where he outlines all the processes and information relating to international students including; visa renewal, homestay and Code of Practice.
All international students are placed with a tutor with extensive experience in dealing with international students. They understand such things as homesickness, living in a homestay, coping with Auckland and medical issues. These tutors meet regularly with their tutees, one-on-one. This is to provide support for the student on a personal and academic basis. The tutor monitors their academic progress as well as cares for them.
Tutors are available by phone or email should parents wish to contact them. Where language is a consideration, we will do our best to have translators available to make this easier.
Term 1 Monday 21 January - Friday 19 April
Term 2 Monday 6 May - Friday 5 July
Term 3 Monday 29 July - Friday 27 September
Term 4 Monday 14 October - Friday 6 December
Term 1 Friday 24 January - Thursday 17 April
Term 2 Monday 5 May - Friday 4 July
Term 3 Monday 28 July - Friday 26 September
Term 4 Monday 13 October - Friday 5 December
Term 1 Tuesday 27 January - Thursday 2 April
Term 2 Monday 20 April - Friday 26 June
Term 3 Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September
Term 4 Monday 12 October - Thursday 3 December
Students may apply for entry at any time.
Tuition Fees 2013
|Years 11 to 13
||NZ$ 24,800 per year
ACG Senior College Flyer(717.51 KB)
ACG International Student Prospectus 2013 (3 MB)
ACG International Student Application Form(1.11 MB)
ACG International Student Fees 2013(48 KB)
ACG Schools Contract of Enrolment(63 KB)
ACG Senior College Subject Options Handbook 2013(757 KB)