Email: info@onslow.school.nz | Phone: (+64 4) 478 8189

International Orientation

Download Orientation Programme 2019.

Here is some information to prepare your student before they come to NZ:

Download the Pre-Arrival Information.


The Director of International Students runs an orientation programme for all the new students on their arrival. Each student receives a copy of the orientation information about Wellington, daily life in New Zealand, school life and regulations.

This programme will take slightly different forms depending on whether there is a group of students starting together or an individual student arriving during the term.

  • Introduction to Wellington City and amenities near the school
  • Orientation to local systems: travel and shopping.
  • Familiarisation with New Zealand laws, culture and learning
  • School rules, procedures, counseling, support systems
  • Organising photographs for Student ID
  • English Language Assessment
  • Academic planning and class placements, Issuing of a timetable
  • Living environment and what students should expect from their accommodation.
  • Routine activities of daily living.
  • Surrounding rural or urban environment.
  • Banking information and how to open a bank account.
  • Information about cultural, recreational, and sporting activities.
  • Transport arrangements
  • Student rights: how to make a complaint and how to access support.
  • Acceptable behaviour.
  • Health and Medical treatment.
  • “Keeping safe” information.
  • 24-hour contact name and number for use in case of emergency.
  • Management of emergency situations, including emergency numbers.