Host Families

Loretta McCready
Homestay Co-ordinator

Kia ora. Being a host to an international student, is a vital role that one can have, during a student's life away from their home country.  There are many changes and cultural differences that a student will encounter while here in New Zealand, and as a host family, you have the ability to help these students settle and navigate their way through these new experiences.  While students may come here for a variety of reasons, the main reason is to improve their English and complete their education.  Being placed in a 'kiwi' homestay will assist them with this. 

To become registered as a Homestay Provider for international students at Bethlehem College, you will be required to:
                    * complete a questionnaire (to assist us in finding a home and student who "match")
                    * undergo a police check (for all those 18 years and over) 
                    * house visit and family interview

Should you meet all the requirements, we will then be happy to include your family on our database.  Should a suitable student then require accommodation, we will contact you.  Please note; being registered as a homestay with our school, does not guarantee a student placement.

If you are interested in becoming a host family, please send me an email via the link with;   your name, address and telephone numbers.  I will then send you the relevant documentation.