Schedule of Fees

Date Range: The Fee Schedule is valid for a maximum of four terms 

Compulsory Fees: All fees are in New Zealand dollars and inclusive of GST. Please refer to the explanations below for more information

Tuition Fees: The full-year tuition fee includes all tuition costs, administration expenses of $1000, bank charges and all New Zealand taxes (including the international student levy and GST). 

One Term: $4100

Two Terms: $7150

Three Terms: $10200

Four Terms: $13200

Accommodation Fees: The annual fee is based on 46 weeks of accommodation and will be adjusted based on the actual amount of time the student is enrolled at Westland High School. The fee includes $25 per week for placement and pastoral care. Any unused homestay fees will be refunded at the completion of the student’s time in New Zealand. Please note that additional fees may apply where a student has special dietary requirements. The 2020 Homestay Fees is $270 per week. 

Full year : $12,190

Other Fees (based on a full year)

Uniform: All students wear uniform. We recommend students bring plain black shoes, black socks, white shirt and black dress trousers. The soft shell jacket with student crest is available for purchase. Girls may wear the McKenzie Tartan Skirt or school dress shorts. Please refer to the school website for options. All items can be purchased in Hokitika.

Costs will vary: Allow $350

NCEA Registration: If the student is entered in NCEA (New Zealand’s National Certificate of Educational Achievement) Exams, an annual NZQA fee will apply. 

$400 (approx.)

Health & Travel Insurance: Westland High School is able to provide a comprehensive Health and Travel insurance package from Unicare. Having insurance is compulsory.

$600 (approx.) for one year

Outdoor Education Fee: Outdoor Education is an optional subject. The cost for this course is $150 per term.

$600 for one year.

Materials costs: Subjects  such as Art, Graphics, Design, Photography, Food Technology, Soft Materials, Technology, Workshop Technology and Physical Education have specific needs and/or equipment and these may also incur extra costs.

Allow approx $100 – 150 for materials for wood, food classes

Student Visa Processing: WHS will charge an additional $350 in the event that a student requires their Visa to be processed or extended from New Zealand. This is inclusive of all fees set by New Zealand Immigration. 

Explanation of Fees:

The tuition fee includes the following:  

  • Airport meeting service at Hokitika Airport
  • All New Zealand government taxes (including GST and the international student levy). 
  • English Language tuition if required 
  • Support to open a New Zealand bank account 
  • Academic support and help choosing subjects. Tuition.
  • Advice about further study in New Zealand 
  • Wireless internet access at Westland High School 
  • Textbook loan and specialist course requirements such as printed workbooks   
  • A copy of our school magazine “Pounamu” for international students who have contributed articles and photos.
  • Participation in the Westland High School alternative programme for non-NCEA students at the end of the year 

Accommodation Fees: The homestay fee includes a single bedroom (unless otherwise negotiated) containing a comfortable bed and all required bedding, as well as a desk, chair and lamp for private study. 

The homestay fee covers all meals, although it should be noted that a higher fee may need to be negotiated if a student has additional dietary requirements (e.g, gluten-free, vegan). Personal items such as shampoo are at the student’s expense. All homestays have been visited and assessed by the WHS Homestay Co-ordinator, and all occupants within the home over 18 years of age have been police vetted. 

Outdoor Education Fee: The Outdoor Education course is optional and costs $150 per term of participation. Students intending to study Outdoor Education are advised to bring good quality outdoor clothing, and hiking boots. 

Health & Travel Insurance: Health and Travel Insurance for international students is a requirement of the New Zealand government. Westland High School prefers to arrange a Unicare Health & Travel Insurance policy that is compliant with the Code of Practice. This policy costs approximately $575 for one year. If a student elects not to purchase the standard Unicare policy, evidence of privately arranged medical and travel insurance  (in English) that is compliant with the Code of Practice must be demonstrated to the school prior to arrival. 

NCEA Registration Fee: If the student is entered in NCEA Exams, NZQA fees will apply. NZQA fees are set by the New Zealand government and cannot be altered by the school. NZQA fees are approximately $400 per year. 

Stationery: Depending on the courses chosen, general stationery may cost approximately $50. Specialist stationery requirements such as a graphics kit, calculators (including graphical), printing and photocopying costs will be in addition to this estimate. 

Pocket Money Allowance: We recommend $75.00 per week for day-to-day spending. The school is able to set up an automatic payment into the student’s New Zealand bank account on request. 

Extra-curricular Activities: We estimate that each student could spend around $1,000 annually on extra-curricular activities. This includes things like sports registration fees, team uniforms and trips, private music lessons or instrument hire, course-specific requirements, field trips and student camps. The school can hold a contingency fund on behalf of the student. Any unspent funds are returned to the student prior to departure.

For further information,

please contact Jane Brownie International Director 

School phone: +64 3 755 6169 extension 829. Email: