Stanley Bay School


At Stanley Bay School, we welcome international students and are committed to making their time with us a memorable ‘kiwi’ experience.

Our international students are cared for in a safe, inclusive environment that embraces diversity. They are placed in a class with students in their year level and fully participate in all aspects of school life. When required, we can provide intensive small-group English lessons to make sure that our international students progress in English and across the school curriculum.

We offer a limited number of international placements for long and short-term students. This means that our international students are fully immersed in a New Zealand experience and that our International Team can provide high standards of care to ensure that studying at Stanley Bay is a positive and memorable experience. We are a strong and inclusive school community and an exciting place to learn!

If you would like to enrol or find out more about our International Student Programme, email Rachael Hamilton, Director Of International Students, at


Quality Assurance

Stanley Bay School is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students (the Code) established under section 238F of the Education Act 1989. The school has attested that it complies with all aspects of the Code.

The Education Review Office last visited our school in 2022.

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We welcome long and short-term student placements from students aged five to ten years of age. However, please note that a condition of enrolment is that international students must live with a parent or legal guardian.

If you would like to enrol or find out more about our International Student Programme, email Rachael Hamilton, Director Of International Students at

At different points during the year students will focus on the skills and attributes that will enable them to display these dispositions. By teaching our students to behave in these ways we are helping them develop important 21st century skills and the key competencies laid down in the New Zealand curriculum document.


Living in Devonport

Voted New Zealand’s safest community, Devonport is just 10 minutes by ferry or a short drive over the harbour bridge to the city centre. Devonport offers safe clean beaches, recreational activities, cafes, restaurants, bars and wide green open spaces and some of New Zealand’s top-performing schools.


Living in New Zealand

For many international students and their families, life in New Zealand is quite different from home. The following links provide useful information about life in New Zealand and will help you prepare for your time in a New Zealand school.

Tourism New Zealand  Tourism New Zealand offers some valuable information about tourism opportunities for families while in New Zealand.

Study in New Zealand  The official Government site for advice on studying abroad in New Zealand. This site offers information on a range of courses at universities, institutes and schools. You can also read student stories of real-life experiences and learn important information about the costs of living in New Zealand.

Immigration New Zealand’s Studying in New Zealand  This site offers information about studying in New Zealand, student life, and working while studying. This site also offers information about visa options for students and families.

NZQA’s Studying in New Zealand  This site offers further information about New Zealand qualifications, secondary school and NCEA, Tertiary education, and quality assurance of education in New Zealand.

New Zealand Now This Government website share information about living, working, studying, and investing in New Zealand as well as information about visas, job prospects, and the great lifestyle here.

Education New Zealand  Education New Zealand (ENZ) raises awareness of New Zealand as a study destination and supports education providers and businesses to export their services and products.