Dairy Flat





Short & Long Term applications for 2025 are now being accepted.  

First day 2025 – Start of Term 1 – 4th February

Dairy Flat School welcomes international students. Our primary school is a wonderful, secure and caring environment for your child to thrive and strive. We value the contribution students from many different countries bring to our school community. International students gain a great experience while studying in New Zealand with our tranquil rural setting, supportive learning environments and authentic New Zealand classroom experiences with many opportunities to engage with many aspects of New Zealand school life.

All of our international students are placed in a class of their year level, and are expected to participate as fully as possible in all areas of the curriculum, with consideration given to their level of English. International students  are supported on a regular basis during the week, for intensive small group English tutoring. Lessons cover all areas of English from speaking, listening, writing, reading, grammar and vocabulary. They are supported to work and integrate into the classroom environment. The ESOL teacher liaises closely with the classroom teacher to ensure that our students are settled, progressing with English and the school curriculum and to give support and assistance as required.

We place a strong emphasis on students’ Wellbeing. While they are at Dairy Flat School we encourage liaison between the home family and school and will give you many opportunities to be part of our school life. Our International team will support you and your family while you are at Dairy Flat School.

We offer sports and cultural opportunities, including specific art and music tuition,  a range of team sports, as well as the opportunity to be part of our Kapa Haka Performing group.

Dairy Flat School International Students Programme offers:

  • Small country school feel between two large urban areas
  • Small group tuition with qualified ESOL teacher
  • Classroom support
  • Friendly and safe environment
  • Family support opportunities
  • A Variety of cultural and sport opportunities.

New agents please fill in the agent application Form and email to office@dairyflat.school.nz

Agent Application Form

Enrolment Process

International Student School Fees

Refund Policy