Kids' Schooling

Old Mar 26th 2007, 10:35 am
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Hi, can anyone tell me, as i couldn't find the info on the NZ Immigration website whether under the Work to Residence option, that your kids get a visa to be able to study at school, or are they deemed international students and you pay through the roof for their education. I know they do under they skilled migrant category, but i'm not sure under the Work to Residence one.
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Hi, can anyone tell me, as i couldn't find the info on the NZ Immigration website whether under the Work to Residence option, that your kids get a visa to be able to study at school, or are they deemed international students and you pay through the roof for their education. I know they do under they skilled migrant category, but i'm not sure under the Work to Residence one.
They have to have a student visa and as you'll have a 'Work to Residency' visa you won't have to pay for their schooling...
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Hi, can anyone tell me, as i couldn't find the info on the NZ Immigration website whether under the Work to Residence option, that your kids get a visa to be able to study at school, or are they deemed international students and you pay through the roof for their education. I know they do under they skilled migrant category, but i'm not sure under the Work to Residence one.
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We only came on a work visa not even work to residence and our daughter was given a student visa, costs us nothing for her education...but that is only up to secondary school, college you do pay for.
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Hi,
We only came on a work visa not even work to residence and our daughter was given a student visa, costs us nothing for her education...but that is only up to secondary school, college you do pay for.
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Thanks for that, that's great...
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Hi,
We only came on a work visa not even work to residence and our daughter was given a student visa, costs us nothing for her education...but that is only up to secondary school, college you do pay for.
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Hi Debbie,
this is intresting as we were only talking about it the other day, am I correct in thinking that once the children get to 16, they no longer get free education, and also I was told by a agency once that until you get residency the children past 16 cannot go into further education. Do you know anymore about this??
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and also I was told by a agency once that until you get residency the children past 16 cannot go into further education.
That would be interesting, considering all the Asian students who come to NZ to go to the Universities here...
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You can go to further education after 16 without residency but you have to pay for it and, I believe you have to get a student visa.
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Hi Debbie,
this is intresting as we were only talking about it the other day, am I correct in thinking that once the children get to 16, they no longer get free education, and also I was told by a agency once that until you get residency the children past 16 cannot go into further education. Do you know anymore about this??
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Hi Marika,
ditto what Rustie said! You and hubby will be coming on the same visa as us so your little 'uns will need student visas, not sure how old your children are Marika. But yes another trucker we have been in touch with was told his 17 year old daughter would need a student visa but be classed as an international student and therefore fees would be payable...she is doing a catering course I believe and I think he said it was going to be over $10k so she is now staying in the UK until her college education is complete.

I don't know if college is free to those with PR, but should think someone else will know?
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College is free for those with PR Phil, its just University and equivilent you pay for.

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In case its not obvious, colleges in NZ are the equivalent of secondary or high schools in the UK.
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Although you may not have to pay exactly, don't forget to factor in the expected contribution for each term (4 of them out here), term fees average at around $100 per child per term, there is also stationery costs ontop of this (circa $50ish per child per year), so if you've got more than one child at school then these costs do add up - the fees are classed as a contribution, though it really is expected that you pay and all the money goes back into the school and often pays for additional teachers not just for little extras here and there - just make sure you factor them in.
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Off topic..

Which languages do they teach in the school system. My kids will have to keep uptheir french as we are only coming for 3 years. I saw some schools with french is that the norm? What are the chances I'll find an after school french tutor??

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Although you may not have to pay exactly, don't forget to factor in the expected contribution for each term (4 of them out here), term fees average at around $100 per child per term, there is also stationery costs ontop of this (circa $50ish per child per year), so if you've got more than one child at school then these costs do add up - the fees are classed as a contribution, though it really is expected that you pay and all the money goes back into the school and often pays for additional teachers not just for little extras here and there - just make sure you factor them in.
Hi,
my daughter is only in primary school and her term fees are optional at $5.00 per term, stationery costs around $20.00.
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