Why Queen Margaret College?

Code of Practice

Queen Margaret College has agreed to observe and be bound by The Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016.

Academic Programmes

International students are given an introduction to English while they are being integrated into their course of study. English language tuition continues throughout their academic course and assistance with mainstream subjects is provided.

Students accumulate an International Portfolio of Certificates and Diplomas to demonstrate scholarship and command of the English Language. A typical portfolio might contain:

  • Cambridge University Examinations for Speakers of English as a Second Language
  • Key English Test (KET)
  • Preliminary English Test (PET)
  • First Certificate in English (FCE)
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • Certificate in Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma)

Student Support

Director of International students, Laura Davison, looks after the well-being of each student. She arranges homestays, monitors students' academic progress and maintains contact with their parents and caregivers.

Students are also supported by, and have regular contact with:

  • the Principal
  • their Head of School
  • their Year Level Dean
  • their Form teacher
  • subject teachers
  • our full-time nurse
  • the Prefect in charge of International Students
  • Buddies
  • On site School Guidance Counselor with access to Chinese and Japanese counselors, doctors, dentists
  • Career Counselor. Students are given help with university and hostel applications      

All students are provided with this booklet to help them when they first arrive, click to view.


International students are required to have a mentor. College mentors meet regularly with their student, attend parent interviews, communicate with parents and liaise with the college.

There are two options for a mentor:

  • The student's parent(s) may appoint a mentor who permanently resides in Wellington and can communicate fluently in English. The mentor must be approved by The Director of International Students
  • Queen Margaret College appoints a mentor.

There is an annual fee for a mentor appointed by Queen Margaret College NZ$2,500.

The College mentors meet regularly with the student. Send monthly reports to the student's parents. Makes decisions on behalf of the parents or following consultation with the parent(s) (depending on the circumstances) regarding issues of safety and welfare, medical needs, permission for the student to travel beyond the Wellington area if any emergency may occur.

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Email: international@qmc.school.nz