Rangitoto College works with a number of excellent tour companies who are specialists in taking high school groups on supervised tours around New Zealand.
Trips range in price from $220.00 for a weekend trip to Rotorua to $2,000.00 for a full South Island trip for 15 days. Our international staff can discuss travel options with students when they are in New Zealand and help them make the most of their New Zealand experience.
Permission for Travel
Parents are welcome to visit their child while they are studying in New Zealand. The International Office can assist in any documentation required.
Safety is very important to us and it is a condition of the Code of Practice that international students are not allowed to travel independently or with a group of friends while they are studying in New Zealand. Students are only allowed to travel around New Zealand if they are with a tour company, with their host family, on a school trip, with their parents, or have special permission from the International Director at Rangitoto College.
Permission from the International Director
Any student who wishes to travel while in New Zealand must come to the international office before they travel and get permission.
Permission from parents
Parents must give written permission before their children are allowed to travel. This can be emailed to us or faxed to us on +64 (09) 477 4866
Leave from School
Parents wishing to take their child out of school for any reason other than illness must write to the Principal, Mr David Hodge, in advance requesting his approval. He is the only person who has the authority to give a student approved leave from school and only approved leave can be taken into account when allowances need to be made for NCEA work. Emailed requests are not acceptable because NCEA requirements demand original parent signatures.
Tours for International Students
Below are some flyers of the different trips on offer from the tour companies we work with. These trips take place all throughout the year, and the monthly schedules can be found in the International Office. Prices may vary depending on the dates the trip is offered.