Application Process

TNIS is recognised as one of the highest achieving schools in New Zealand. We accept students aged 11 years to 13 years who would like to enrol for a year of study (minimum 1 Term).

Due to Covid-19 New Zealand borders remain closed to non-residents.  NZ offshore immigration offices in Beijing and Mumbai are currently closed. 

Immigration New Zealand is not accepting off-shore applications for any temporary visas (including visitor & student visas).

Students outside of New Zealand are still welcome to submit an enrolment form.  Following an online interview and application assessment, an Acceptance Letter will be given in place of an Offer until border restrictions are lifted.

We look forward to welcoming new International Students to New Zealand as soon as possible. 


  1. Complete our International Student Enrolment Contract, and return with a copy of passport and students’ most recent school report (translated in English).
  2. If the International Student is to stay with a Dedicated Caregiver you will need to read the Code of Practice for Pastoral care and complete the following form:
    Designated Caregiver Agreement
  3. Student and parents/caregivers will have an interview at school or via an online platform.
  4. The application will be reviewed and the parent or agent will be notified when a decision is made.


    • If accepted, a tuition invoice will be issued with an Offer of Place.
    • Following payment, a receipt of payment will be issued for the student visa application to Immigration New Zealand.
    • Please be advised when transitioning from a New Zealand primary school, your Student Visa must be renewed prior to starting at TNIS and must state  “to study at Takapuna Normal Intermediate School”.


  • The student’s passport showing Student Visa must be sighted (or E-visa copy).
  • A copy of the Medical/Travel Insurance Policy must be provided.
  • Mother’s/Father’s passport to verify Guardian Visa.
  • We will help you get a uniform.

Click on the flag below to download our International Student Brochure:


Takapuna Normal Intermediate School has agreed to observe and be bound by the “Code of Practice for Pastoral Care of International Students”. Copies of the code are available in multiple languages from the school or from New Zealand Qualifications Authority at:

School Policies: International Student PolicyFee Protection Policy, Refund Policy.



Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service, and can be viewed on their website at

Please review our recent ERO Report August 2017