Melville High School
Hei Awhina Hei Mahi - To Serve and To Work

Melville High School welcomes International Students. Melville High School is a state co-educational school with a multi-cultural roll of 600 students. Our school is characterised by a sincere staff commitment to students. We are situated in the South Western area of Hamilton City. Melville High School established since 1964 has first-class, modern facilities. Our academic year is from January to December. Melville High School is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral care of International Students. We take great pride in placing International Students with safe caring Homestays.

We Offer

-NZQA approved courses in all subject areas
-Highly qualified and experienced teachers
-A wide range of subjects at all levels, Years 9-13
-Accelerate programmes for students
-Music, cultural and drama opportunities
-Preparation for entrance to University
-Full support for new learners of English
-Experienced, qualified ESOL teachers
-A choice of many different sporting codes
-A caring Pastoral Care programme

General Areas of Study

Melville High School offers a wide range of subjects. At Junior Level (Years 9 and 10), English, Mathematics,
Science, SocialStudies and Physical Education are compulsory. At Senior Level the students are given more freedom of subject choice. All senior subject courses are NZQA approved and offer Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the National Certificate in Educational Achievement. Students are prepared for University Entrance.

Fee Examples

Melville High School Tuition Fees are NZ$10,000.00 per year, paid in advance.
The Homestay fees are NZ$175.00 per week
Registration Fee(non-refundable)NZ$200.00
Medical and Travel Insurance (compulsory) NZ$615.00
Homestay placement fee NZ$250.00
Incidental Fee (for school trips etc) NZ$600.00
School Uniform Fee NZ$500.00

Care support for international students

The Director of International Students is fully responsible for the care and support of International Students at all times. The Homestays are very carefully selected for each student. There is regular communication between the caregivers, the students and the Director. Communication with Student's parents wherever in the world is a priority.

Accommodation options

International Students are placed in homes with safe, caring New Zealand families. We select the families in accordance with the guidelines of "The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students". Students have their own bedrooms with a study area, bed, heating and lighting. They may share a bathroom. The family will supply the students with three meals a day. Laundry service is included in the student's fee.

Contact Person

Mrs Louise Cook,
Director International Students

Web Address


6 Collins Road
Private Bag 3107 Hamilton, New Zealand


+64 7 8434529 Ext 930


+64 7 8434255