International Students

Welcome to our international students' homestay webpage.

Te Puke High School has been accepting international students and exchange students since 2009.  They come from around the world including: Europe, Asia and South America.  These students have added to the cultural diversity of our school and enabled our local students to learn more about other cultures and their world.

Our international students experience New Zealand life in our beautiful coastal and semirural location, and gain an exceptional education while living with local host families.

We seek friendly, active, caring and committed families who want to welcome an international student into their lives.  Host families are paid and hosting options include being a homestay family from one or two terms, or up to one year.

Families who wish to be considered as hosts for our international students should contact our Homestay Manager and download the Homestay Family Guidelines.

Jane Thomas
International Student Administrator and Homestay Manager

07 573 9769 Ext 296
Mobile: +64 27 573 9766
Email:   [email protected]


Te Puke High School offers a wonderful range of homestays, some are near the school, others close to the beach and shopping mall or some are on farms and kiwifruit orchards.  We carefully match homestays with our international student profiles in their Application Form. All homestays provide the following for our international students:

  • Three meals a day.
  • A warm and comfortable bedroom.
  • A welcoming and supportive environment.
  • A real Kiwi experience.

All our homestays are carefully selected, NZ Police Vetted and monitored by our Homestay Manager.  The wellness and safety of our students are of utmost importance. We acknowledge that the homestay experience is essential to the success of our international students settling in and enjoying their New Zealand life so we take special care and consideration when placing students and dealing with any homestay issues.

We offer wonderful homestays for our international students to gain the best New Zealand experience possible.