Student accommodation

Student Home-stay

Evans Bay Intermediate School can offer home-stay accommodation to our International Students.  The home-stay programme is only available for students.  Visiting family and friends need to arrange their own accommodation.  Here are some local accommodation suggestions for visiting family and friends. Please notify the school when enrolling your child if they require a home-stay.  Home-stays are only available for long term enrolments (one full term or longer).  A Home-stay Agreement will be sent to you on application. 

Both our Deputy Principal and specialist International Students teacher work closely with the home-stay family and the International Student to ensure the best possible pastoral care is provided. We visit homes hosting students regularly and conduct personal reviews with each student every school term.

Living with a parent

Please ensure we have all of your contact details on file.  You must have a guardianship visa if staying for over 3 calendar months and you must continue to live with your child during the course of their study.  For more information on accompanying your child to New Zealand please visit NZ Immigration website: New Zealand Visas

Living with a Designated Caregiver

The parent of an international student can also nominate a close family friend or relative to take care of their child during their study in New Zealand.  This is the person that the student will live with during their time at Northcross and will have the overall responsibility of the students' day-to-day care.   A parent will need to complete a Designated Caregiver form that will need to be signed by both parties (parent and Designated Caregiver).  Please note that a Designated Caregiver is NOT a Legal Guardian.  The parent remains the legal guardian regardless of where the parent is living unless the child has been legally adopted in their home country.  Expectations of Designated Caregiver. 


How to become a home-stay family  

Interested in Becoming a Homestay Family?

We are always seeking suitable Evans Bay Intermediate School families to host our International Students for: Long Term, Short Term and Tour Groups.

You will be rewarded with

  • A cultural exchange
  • New International friendships
  • Cultural awareness benefits for your own child

If this sounds of interest we would love to hear from you! Download a Home-stay Application Pack or browse through our Home-stay Guidelines and our Residential Caregiver Agreement for more details. 


Guidelines for hosting International Students
Residential Caregiver Agreement

Home-stay Application Pack

Contact details

Please Contact the International Office:



Wikus Swanepoel: Deputy Principal
wswanepoel@ebis.school.nz

Robina Dean: Director of International Students
rdean@ebis.school.nz