International Education

Owairoa Primary School is a well-established educational institution that enjoys a reputation of Excellence in Education as we continue to maintain a high standard of International Student achievement.

We offer opportunities for International Students aged 5 to 11 to study on a short-term basis from one week, up to their full six years of primary education.


Our school has high expectations for our International Students and encourage them to do their best in all their endeavours. In return, the school is committed to encouraging and helping each individual to achieve, to the best of their ability during their time in New Zealand.

Be confident in choosing Owairoa Primary School as the school for your child to learn while in New Zealand.

We proudly offer…

• A full time, experienced Director of International Education, dedicated to meeting the needs and overseeing the welfare and academic progress of every aspect of international education at our school

• Personalised one on one contact with all international students, their Parents, Agents, homestay families and designated caregivers.

• A close working relationship with New Zealand based and international agencies.  We welcome the opportunity to work with reputable agents in helping us to provide a quality educational experience for our International students

• Multi-lingual support onsite including Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese

• Kiwi homestay facilitation with experienced and caring New Zealand families

• A Homestay Manager available to students, their parents and our homestay families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


For your personal attention regarding International Education, please contact

Diane McIntyre

Director of International Education

Telephone: (+64 9) 538 0060 ext 215