Your First Day

Your first day

Be excited! Our friendly and welcoming staff will take good care of you!

2020 – On your first day, please come to school at 8.30 a.m.
2021 – On your first day, please come to school as below:

Auckland

  • Morning Class – 8am
  • Afternoon Class – 12pm
  • Evening Class – 4:30pm

Wellington

  • For students starting at Wellington campus on Tuesday 5 January 2021, orientation will be on this day at 8:00am.
  • From Monday 11 Jan 2021 onwards, orientation day will be on Friday the week before the student’s course commencement. (This will remain in place until the New Zealand border re-opens). Orientation will be held from 1:45pm until 3:15pm on Friday, and students will start class the following Monday from 8:30am.

NZLC Wellington Address Change

From Tuesday 5 January 2021, Level 4 at the NZLC Wellington campus will be closed, and our Level 3 area in the same building will become our main floor.

  • Address until 18 December 2020: Level 4, 186 Willis Street, Te Aro
  • New Address from 5 January 2021: Level 3, 186 Willis Street, Te Aro

 

General English and Young Learner students will have an English test. Don’t stress! We just want to make sure we place you in the best class for your level!

After this, we will show you around the school and introduce you to our lovely Student Services Department.
We will also give you a thorough orientation and answer any questions you have!

Pre Departure Information
To help you prepare for your trip, please watch our Pre-departure guide video carefully for information about the school and what to expect when you come here. This information will help you adapt more quickly to your new life in New Zealand and at NZLC. You can also read through our Pre-Departure Manual.

Available with subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese.
Select setting on the bottom right corner and select the subtitles. 

  • Your passport and valid NZ visa
  • Copy of Insurance certificate and insurance policy in English (If NZLC has arranged your insurance, we will give you the policy documents on your first week)
  • Your contact address and phone number while in New Zealand
  • Taxpayer Identification Number or National Identification Number from your country if you are planning to open a bank account in New Zealand
  • Pens, a notebook and a dictionary
  • We also recommend bringing a reusable drink bottle to school

2021 Sample Orientation Day schedule

Auckland

Morning Class
8:00 – 11:15Test/Orientation
11:15 – 12:00Lunch
12:00 – 13:15Orientation
13:45 – 14:45Elective/Activities (Optional)
Afternoon Class
12:00 – 13:35Orientation
13:35 – 13:45Break
13:45 – 18:30Lesson
Evening Class
16:30 – 19:40Test/Orientation

Wellington

  • For students starting at Wellington campus on Tuesday 5 January 2021, orientation will be on this day at 8:00am.
  • From Monday 11 Jan 2021 onwards, orientation day will be on Friday the week before the student’s course commencement. (This will remain in place until the New Zealand border re-opens). Orientation will be held from 1:45pm until 3:15pm on Friday, and students will start class the following Monday from 8:30am.
13:45 – 15:15Orientation/Test

 

Read our Student Handbook to ensure you are fully prepared for your arrival at NZLC and life as an international student in New Zealand.

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