International Students

Kia Ora/Welcome/Welkom/Velkommen/いらっしゃいま


Katikati College is a place where international students are embraced into our community by our staff and students alike. They arrive as strangers and leave as friends for life.

As a Kura (school), at Katikati College we believe in providing a nurturing and inspiring environment where our Tamariki (children) can thrive and reach their full potential. We’re here to support your educational and personal journey and help you achieve your dreams.

Through our encouraging international department, you will have people on your side throughout your time at Katikati College, whether you are wanting to learn to surf, sail around the Bay of Plenty or want to make lifelong friends, we will be there for you every step of the way.

Choosing the right school for your child to experience the language, learning and life whilst in Aotearoa (New Zealand) is an important decision. And as an International Manager it is my job to encourage and push all students from all cultures and walks of life to thrive in our community and school.

Moving away from your home country can be daunting, but this is the start of a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Growing connected learners who make positive contributions to our thriving community is our top priority.

Please see information on our Curriculum

See our Prospectus

Quality Assurance of Education in New Zealand

Student Visa Application Checklist for first time international students

Samantha Lett

Kaiwhakahaere Ao / International Manager

 24/7 Contact: +64 21 240 8050

Bay of Plenty

Katikati is located in the beautiful Bay of Plenty.



What some of our international students have said.


Home Stay

Students stay with a local family.


School Fees and Refunds


Pastoral Care and NZQA