JPC permits the student to live in three different types of accommodation:
Most JPC international students live with homestay families who are police-vetted and approved by the school. This ensures that the home you will be living in is safe, comfortable and welcoming of international students;
A Student Homestay Booklet will be issued to you and this will contain all the information related to your accommodation that you will need to know. Of special importance is that:
Your happiness and well-being in the homestay family is critically important and the school ensures a high level of service in this regard. Mrs Jacqui Hesketh is our Homestay Co-ordinator and she is always available to make sure you are comfortable in your home.
Designated Care Giver (DCG)
The students parents can designate a member of the family or a close friend to care for their child while they’re in New Zealand. Safety and vetting procedures apply. If interested click on DSE form to complete and return to the homestay co-ordinator.
Staying with your parent allows the parent to apply for a guardian visa. If any help needed to find accommodation please talk to the homestay co-ordinator.
Do you want to become a homestay?
We pride ourselves on the quality of our homestay families, and always welcome new additions to our homestay database. All families are Code complaint police vetted and home checks completed.
Students will be able to select some preferences to help us better match them with a family, such as wanting to living with young children, pets, location, etc.
If you are interested in hosting for us contact:
Rebecca & Rohan Knowles
“Being a host family has been a great experience. As usual there is always that adjustment period but we love having our students here! They are always so polite, never fuss or complain about the dinner I cooked they are always so grateful for things I do for them. We enjoy our laughs at night while talking about their day and what they have learnt at school. We are so happy we have become a host family, gaining two more kids has been so good for our own kids too as they love having them around. We will be very sad when it is time for them to go but I am sure we would have made some life long connections.”
Further Homestay Information
Student handbook for homestays
Police Vetting Form