Glenfield College homestay families have plenty of experience at hosting students. They know how to deal with students new to New Zealand and understand the problems they must overcome, such as homesickness, language difficulties and learning to live in a different culture.
We thoroughly assess all the homestay families before placing a student with them, and parents can feel confident that their children will be safe and well looked after during their stay in New Zealand. If a student does not feel comfortable with their homestay, then they will be moved to a different home.
The International Student Department has the welfare and progress of each international student as its primary goals. It maintains the communication flow with both the student’s parents and their homestay parents.
Students can be met at the airport and transported to their homestay. There is an orientation programme in their first days at Glenfield College, which includes information about New Zealand culture and the school’s systems. Throughout their stay in New Zealand students are fully supported by the International Student team, their classroom teachers, Deans and counsellors.
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