Homestay

We are very proud of our Homestay Accommodation service. Every homestay family has been inspected, police vetted (as required by the New Zealand government and offers the best possible care for our international students. Our chosen New Zealand families open their homes to have you as part of their family, and Henderson High School works with them to ensure every student is happy. The school is committed to guaranteeing every student a safe home and school environment.

How Henderson High School manages the Homestay Programme

Henderson High works with an excellent Homecare Services Company, who looks after the student right from the very beginning, from the first letter of inquiry to organising the airport pick-up. The company director finds a suitable homestay, takes special care on the first few days at school, and helps to open a bank account among other things for the students.

Because Henderson High has been involved with International students for many years, our homestays are very much a part of the school community. Homestay families are provided with:

  • a year planner is sent to all the homestays hosting students for the year.
  • 24 hour contact with the Director and/or the International Student Administrator.

It is Henderson High School's policy to visit, interview and screen every homestay.

Student Placement

It is preferred to place new students with experienced homestays. Sometimes this is not possible as a new homestay may be a better placement for various reason, eg no pets. The homestay coordinator keeps close contact with the student and homestay to see how things are progressing.