Important Dates and Notices

International Student Orientation – January 2024

Arrival and Orientation

The International Team are looking forward to welcoming students in Term 1 2024.

Orientation will be held on Thursday 25 January and Friday 26 January 2024.

Members of the International Team will meet you at Macleans College Bentley Pavilion, Thursday, 25 January at 9.30am (this is accessed by the entrance on Oliver Road, Bucklands Beach).

Arrival in New Zealand

Before arriving in Auckland, please review the Pre-Departure Guide sent by email and complete the checklist in preparation for your enrolment at Macleans College.

Where possible, it is suggested that you arrive in Auckland two days prior to the Orientation Programme. This will give you time to unpack, recover from your journey and become familiar with the local area. If you are staying with a school homestay family, arrangements are made to collect you from the airport.

Orientation Programme

Orientation is covered over two days as there is a lot of information to cover and activities to complete.

The orientation schedule includes:

  • Welcome and introduction to the International Department Staff
  • English test to confirm your class placement
  • Campus tour
  • Information about the school facilities, guidelines and expectations
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Student Advisory Services
  • Uniform guidelines
  • Living arrangements for international students
  • Keeping safe in New Zealand
  • Subject selection and timetable