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Bayswater School is a co-educational school for children in Years 1 to 6 (aged five to eleven years) situated in beautiful, spacious grounds on Auckland’s North Shore. We have approximately 150 children who learn in attractive, modern classrooms with great access to technology. We have a dedicated staff of teachers, teacher aides and support staff, who pride themselves on their friendliness and approachability.
Haere Mai and Welcome to Bayswater School!
Bayswater School is a warm, friendly, family oriented school. It is important to us that everyone at our school feels valued, safe and
develops a real sense of belonging. This applies equally if you are an international student staying for a few weeks or for a whole year!
It is our aim to launch each child on an exciting learning voyage, equipped with the dispositions and attitudes for success, working in partnership with parents and families.
As well as a strong focus on the basics of speaking, listening, reading, writing and mathematics, we organise our curriculum into ‘Learning Adventures’ in which children have the opportunity to explore topics in depth, pursue their own inquiries and communicate what they have learnt to a wider audience. These studies include science, technology, social sciences, the arts, health and physical education.
We focus on the development of resilience - helping children to be confident, empowered learners who are motivated, challenge themselves and have a strongly developed belief in their own capabilities, persevering and recovering quickly from setbacks. All children are given a wide variety of opportunities to develop their leadership skills and follow their passions. This may be through the arts, sports, academic pursuits, cultural activities, the enviro group, school council or the many leadership opportunities we offer.
Bayswater School offers your child:
a welcoming, caring and supportive environment;
a truly New Zealand experience;
an innovative curriculum through Learning Adventures;
small group or individual support with English language;
opportunities for special small group activities such as cooking and model-making;
participation in sporting and cultural activities.
Code of Practice
Bayswater School has agreed to observe and be bound by the Education (Pastoral Care
of International Students) Code of Practice 2016- Schools published by the Ministry of
Education. Copies of the Code are available for download by visiting the website of
New Zealand Qualification Authority
Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New
Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through the New
Zealand Immigration Service, and can be viewed on their website at
:http://www.immigration.govt.nz. As of July 26, 2010 students can study on a Visitors
Visa for a period of up to 3 months. If your intention is to study for longer than 3
months then you must apply for a Student Visa in your home country prior to
Eligibility for Health Services
Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services (this
includes School Dental Services) while in New Zealand. If you receive medical or
dental treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment.
Full details on entitlements to publicly-funded health services are available through the
Ministry of Health and can be viewed on their website at: http://www.moh.govt.nz.
The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New
Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be
liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the
ACC website at: http://www.acc.co.nz.
Medical and Travel Insurance
It is now a compulsory requirement from the New Zealand Government that all
International students studying in New Zealand must have appropriate and current
medical and travel insurance for the duration of their stay as outlined in The Code of