2017 Fees for International Students

Fees & Enrolment Costs

Annual Fees (NZ$ GST Included)

Tuition Fees $15,300
Accommodation Fees (38 weeks) $13,350
Administration (includes Government Levy)  $1,250
Total Annual Fees $29,900
Plus Confirmation of Enrolment (first year only) $1,000
The Board requires a $1,000 deposit to be paid on confirmation of a place at the School. This deposit will be refunded if all accounts have been settled when a student leaves the School.
Note that a multi student discount applies to tuition and boarding fees where 2 or more members of one family attend the Trinity Schools.

Other Costs (Disbursements)

Estimates of Annual Cost (NZ$ GST Included)

Homestay Accommodation $3,375
Homestay accommodation will be organised as required for
exeat weekends and school holiday periods. Homestay
accommodation is charged to the student’s disbursement
account at the rate of $45 per night.
Uniform costs for new students $1,800
This is the estimated cost of new uniform. The uniform may be sold back to the School when the student leaves.
External Examination Fees (Years 11 – 13) $384
External examination fees will be charged with annual fees on enrolment for students in Years 11 to 13.
Insurance $580
The School will arrange medical insurance, as required under NZ law, at a cost of approximately $580 per annum.
Incidental Costs $2,000-$3,000
Incidental costs vary from student to student but typically these will range between $2,000 and $3,000.
Incidental costs may include:
* Duvet & cover * School camps * Visa applications
* Stationery * Music & vocal tuition * Weekend trips
* Doctors visits * Local travel * Insurance
* School & sporting trips * Phone cards * Holiday fares

Payment Terms – Fees & Information

Fee invoices are sent to parents in October for the following school year. It is recommended that fees are paid by the middle of November to allow time for the processing of visas and other documentation. Payment is required before an Offer of a Place for International Student form can be completed.

International fees should be paid directly into the following bank account, referencing the student’s name.

Payment Terms – Bank Account Details

Bank: Westpac Bank
Branch: Masterton, New Zealand
Account Name: St Matthew’s Board of Trustees
Account Number: 03 0687 0276555 00
Swift code: WPACNZ2W
Please note that bank charges are your responsibility.
Payment Terms – Disbursements
Additional costs are recovered from parents by means of a disbursement account. This account will itemise details of all charges and should be paid to the School by the 20th of the month following invoice.
There are various means by which payment may be made:

  • By Credit Card – you should contact the school office to provide card details
  • Electronic payment may be made directly to the School’s bank account, referencing the student’s name.
  • Students can open a local bank account to enable School accounts to be paid on a regular basis.
  • Parents can deposit a lump sum with the School at the beginning of the year, to cover disbursements during the year. This should be in the order of $5,000 to $8,000 depending on the student’s year level.

If you have any further queries regarding fees and other charges please contact the School.

Refund Conditions

  1. To be eligible for a refund an application must be made in writing to the Board of Trustees/Proprietors by the parent or legal guardian stating clearly the reason for the withdrawal of the student.
  2. If the withdrawal is made prior to the student coming to New Zealand a full refund shall be made less $750 administration fee.
  3. There will be no refund if a request to withdraw is made after the student has reached the midpoint of her programme of study in New Zealand except in the case of serious illness of the student or her close family.

In determining any refund the Board of Trustees/Proprietors will take into consideration the special circumstances of the withdrawing student and the costs to the school in providing tuition, costs incurred in employing staff, providing facilities and payments made to other providers.

No refund will be made to any student who transfers to another school or educational institution or is asked to leave because of misbehaviour, poor attendance or violation of the contract with the school.

Our entire refund policy is available here.