Rosmini College welcomes International Students

Rosmini College is delighted to host international students and is proud of the success of past international scholars.

Rosmini is a year 7-13 Catholic boys' school of nearly 1040 students, big enough to offer wide-ranging academic and sporting options and small enough to ensure our international students don't get lost in the system.

Our ESOL department provides language support and learning skills to students to enable them to participate fully in the Rosmini community and to achieve their potential in the classroom.

Our international students have enjoyed tremendous success, many going on to become doctors, engineers, businessmen, lawyers etc. As a Catholic school, Rosmini is highly committed to providing not only a safe learning environment but also an environment where values and morals are instilled in order for our students to become well-rounded individuals.

Many of our international students become prefects, take on leadership roles and represent the college in sport. At Rosmini, we attribute our outstanding academic success to our disciplined structure which enables all students to achieve their highest potential. It is very important to us to not only turn out accomplished young men but honourable young men who will take their rightful place in society.

Please contact our International Student Director, Mrs Misook Rylev [email protected]

International Students Campus Tour & Open Day

International students and their parents are invited to a Campus Tour and Open Day on Wednesday 12 July where you'll get a firsthand look at what makes Rosmini College a great place to learn and grow.

During the tour you will have the chance to:

  • Meet our dedicated staff
  • Learn about our curriculum and extracurricular activities
  • Explore our state-of-the-art facilities
  • Hear from current international students, and more.

Please RSVP by Friday 31 May to [email protected]

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Enrolment Process

Step 1: Application Submission Begin your journey by submitting your application to study at Rosmini College. Ensure that you include all the necessary documents: school reports, two reference letters (one from your current school and the other from an extracurricular club or tutor), your passport, and the completed Rosmini College application form.

Step 2: Welcoming Interview Upon successful application, typically within a week of your application submission, you'll receive an invitation to a friendly interview via a virtual platform. This interview, which takes about 15 minutes, allows us to better understand you, your goals, and your interests, paving the way for the best possible outcomes.

Step 3: Offer of Place After your interview, a successful applicant can expect to receive an offer of a place within a week. Along with your offer, we encourage you to prepare a self-introduction letter, which will be shared with your teachers, classmates, and, if applicable, your homestay family.

Step 4: Fees Payment To secure your place, pay the full tuition fees. We expect payment to be made within 3 weeks from the submission of your application.

Once we have received your payment, we will send you the necessary documents to apply for your student visa. Additionally, please remember to send your self-introduction letter to our international department. This step ensures a warm welcome to the Rosmini community.

Step 5: Student Visa Application Refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service for detailed visa requirements and initiate the student visa application process.

Step 6: Pre-Orientation Online (Compulsory Attendance) Prior to your arrival, a month before the term starts, you'll participate in a pre-orientation session online. This is a wonderful opportunity to virtually meet other international students and key school representatives. Get ready to dive into the vibrant culture of Rosmini College.

Step 7: Acquiring Essentials After your arrival in Auckland, it's time to purchase your school uniforms, shoes, and stationery. Don't forget to check our website for details, including the special PE uniform color for international students – blue!

Please note: PE uniform requires to be purchased online prior to your arrival as it normally takes 2 weeks to arrive at your homestay or your designated address

Step 8: Vibrant Orientation (Compulsory Attendance) Join us for an exciting and compulsory orientation at Rosmini College, where you'll meet your new international and local friends in person. This dynamic event is designed to help you familiarize yourself with the campus, connect with fellow students, and immerse yourself in the vibrant Rosmini community.

Attending this orientation is of utmost importance to ensure a smooth and well-informed start to your journey at Rosmini College. You'll gain valuable insights into campus facilities, essential resources, academic expectations, and the support services available to you.

 An English test by the Rosmini College ESOL department is designed to understand your academic level and place you appropriately within our curriculum. 

During this time, you'll also receive your timetable, ensuring you're fully prepared to embark on your academic journey from day one. To ensure your seamless transition, we expect you to arrive 3-4 days prior to the new term's commencement. This timing allows you to settle in, participate in the orientation activities, and start your Rosmini adventure on the right foot.

Step 9: Welcome to the Brotherhood Congratulations! You're now part of the Rosmini Brotherhood. Embrace the opportunities, make lasting connections, and embark on an educational journey that promises growth, knowledge, and unforgettable experiences.

Please note: The enrollment process, including full payment, must be completed at least 3 months prior to the term's commencement. This timing is essential for the safe and thorough preparation of your exciting new journey and to ensure our school's system captures all your details in advance, including visa approval documents from INZ. We're here to ensure your smooth transition and an unforgettable start to your educational journey.

Preparation for a Smooth Transition We strongly recommend that you take proactive steps to prepare for your upcoming journey at Rosmini College and to facilitate your transition to an English-speaking environment.

Here are some valuable suggestions to consider: 

1.     Language Enhancement: Utilize online resources, language learning apps, and educational videos to actively engage in language practice. This will effectively enhance your English language skills.

2.     Cultural Familiarization: Dedicate time to researching and understanding New Zealand's culture, customs, and social norms. This knowledge will greatly assist you in navigating daily life with ease and confidence.

3.     Virtual Connection: Remember that pre-orientation online is compulsory as part of your enrollment. This virtual engagement before your arrival offers a unique chance to initiate friendships and establish a supportive community.

4.     Academic Exploration: Familiarize yourself with the subjects you'll be studying, delve into course materials, and revisit relevant concepts. By doing so, you'll be better prepared for the academic challenges ahead. Please discuss your desired subject choices with your family and our agent If you enrolled through our agency and send us before the pre-orientation online. The subject information is on our international student website. We appreciate your dedication to ensuring a seamless transition and a successful start to your journey at Rosmini College. If you have any questions or require further guidance, don't hesitate to contact our international department. Your proactive efforts will undoubtedly contribute to a rewarding experience within our educational community. Welcome to the Rosmini family!

Homestays for International Students

Have you thought about hosting an international student? Rosmini College is currently looking for local homestay families for international high school students.

Our homestays provide students guidance, their own room, all meals and snacks, and integrate them into their homes. Homestays are rewarded with a fun and enriching experience of learning about a new culture and forming lasting global friendships. And, our homestays are remunerated for every student in their care.

If you think you could be a homestay for a Rosmini student, please email  [email protected].nz for further information.