Student Homestay

Northcross Intermediate school can offer homestay accommodation to our International Students.  The homestay programme is only available for students.  Visiting family and friends need to arrange their own accommodation.  Here are some local accommodation suggestions for visiting family and friends. Please notify the school when enrolling your child if they require a homestay.  Homestays are only available for long term enrolments (one full term or longer).  A Homestay Agreement will be sent to you on application. 

Both our Director, Sharon Hines and Accommodation Manager, Anna Lewthwaite work closely with the homestay family and the International Student to ensure the best possible pastoral care is provided. We visit homes hosting students regularly and conduct personal reviews with each student every school term.  

Living with a parent

Please ensure we have all of your contact details on file.  You must have a guardianship visa if staying for over 3 calendar months and you must continue to live with your child during the course of their study.  For more information on accompanying your child to New Zealand please visit NZ Immigration website:

Living with a Designated Caregiver

The parent of an international student can also nominate a close family friend or relative to take care of their child during their study in New Zealand.  This is the person that the student will live with during their time at Northcross and will have the overall responsibility of the students' day-to-day care.   A parent will need to complete a Designated Caregiver Agreement that will need to be signed by both parties (parent and Designated Caregiver).  Please note that a Designated Caregiver is NOT a Legal Guardian.  The parent remains the legal guardian regardless of where the parent is living unless the child has been legally adopted in their home country.  Expectations of Designated Caregiver

Living in Auckland

Please refer to our Pre-Departure Booklet for more information on living in Auckland or visit the Study Auckland Website for more detailed information