Payment for Accommodation
International Students who have homestays arranged by Wellington High School pay all their accommodation fees into the school. The school then takes responsibility for paying the student’s homestay family every two weeks.
A student’s accommodation account at the school must always be in credit. When a student’s account has less than 4 weeks credit, the student is invoiced for the amount due until the end of the current academic year. This amount must be paid within the 4 week period.
All students pay a one off NZ$ 400.00 accommodation monitoring and placement fee which is non-refundable.
Homestay is NZ$ 281.00 per week in 2019. It will be $NZ 286.00 in 2020.
Flatting cost depends on the type of rental property found and the number of people sharing the apartment.
Not many students use this type of accommodation – they are responsible for making and arranging their own payments. However the Homestay Coordinator still monitors students’ welfare and attendance. Students may only flat if they are over 18 years old and have the approval of the International Department.
If students wish to leave their homestay they must give two weeks notice, or payment of two weeks board if they wish to leave immediately without giving notice.