Welcome to St Heliers School

DSC 0052St Heliers is a school that strives for excellence. Our aim is to guide and nurture each student to reach their potential in all areas of school life. Integral to achieving this aim is having a close partnership between home and school.

Being a full primary (Years 1 to 8) we are in a unique position to see the development of the students from young bright-eyed 5 year olds to young adolescents. From the earliest stages of their schooling, students are encouraged to be independent, responsible learners.

Older students are expected to look out for younger students. At the start of the year senior classes are buddied up with a junior class to support the children in various aspects of their schooling. This also helps to create the family atmosphere we want at St Heliers.

Sean Valvoi


Our international students are well integrated into the every day life of our school. They have lots of fun learning English and experiencing our Kiwi culture.


Read more: International Students‘ Gallery

Categories of Accommodation

All international students (Years 1 to 8) enrolled at St Heliers School, must live with and continue to live with a parent.

St Heliers School does not allow students to live in a homestay.

St Heliers School monitors all categories of student accommodation, in accordance with the Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021.

Parents and designated caregivers must advise the school of any change in their contact details, type of accommodation and residential address.  

Any changes in accommodation type must be approved by the International Student Manager or the Principal.

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Accommodation in St Heliers and Surrounding Areas

Students and their parents need to live within a reasonable travelling distance to St Heliers School.

The following areas are suggested:

  • St Heliers
  • Glendowie
  • St Johns
  • Stonefields
  • Meadowbank
  • Kohimarama.

Long-term accommodation for a two to three-bedroomed home within easy travelling distance to St Heliers School would cost between $NZ500 to $NZ800 a week.  

To see what accommodation is available click on:

http://www.realestate.co.nz or Search areas within travelling distance of St Heliers School here.

http://www.trademe.co.nz or Search areas within travelling distance of St Heliers School here.

Rental agencies in St Heliers

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St Heliers School does not permit international students to live in homestays.

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Our Accommodation Policy

PDF download Accommodation Policy for International Students

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