2019 Fees


 

4 Terms 3 Terms 2 Terms  1 Term
School Tuition $14500  $10875  $7250           $3625  
Homestay Fees (46 weeks $260 per week) $11960 $9360 $6240     $3120
Homestay Placement Fee $350 $350 $350 $350

Disbursement/Examination Fee Deposit

$1400 $1400 $1400 $1400
Insurance $550 $403 $288 $175
Uniform (summer and winter) $900 $900 $900 $450

School Tuition Fees

School tuition fees cover the provision of tuition including English Language classes, outdoor education courses and visual arts courses.

Homestay Fees

The homestay fees cover a period of 46 weeks (four terms) and include term holidays.

Disbursement / Examination Fee Deposit

The disbursement deposit is used to pay accounts incurred by students during the time they are studying at Otago Girls’ High School.  These accounts may include examination fees, sports fees, orchestral instrument hire, school field trips, and the school learning management system.
*Disbursement fee for returning students is $800 per year. 

School Stationery

Students are expected to provide their own stationery for use at school.  Stationery can be purchased from any stationery shop, once the student has made her subject selection.

Examination Fees

Students who sit NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement) examinations are required to pay the examination fee set by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.  Examination fees are deducted from the individual student’s disbursement deposit.

Uniform

The International Student Director will assist international students to purchase their uniform upon arrival in Dunedin. New and second-hand uniform items can be purchased.  The school operates a second-hand uniform shop where good quality second-hand uniforms may be bought and sold. The uniform of Otago Girls' High School may be purchased from our major stockists: Arthur Barnett and NZ Uniforms.

Unused funds

Any funds remaining in the disbursements deposit account of a student will be refunded to the student following the completion of their education at Otago Girls’ High School. 

Refund Conditions 

Tuition Fees

  1. If you withdraw from your course of study before the course completion date you may be eligible for a refund of school fees.
  2. An application for refund of fees must be made in writing. You must write to the Board of Trustees explaining why you have withdrawn from the course and your reasons for seeking a refund.
  3. If your application is made before the start of your course, your fees will be refunded in full less an administration charge of $300 to cover costs incurred by the school.
  4. If your application is made after the start of your course, but before the second half of your course, your fees will be refunded less:
  • An administration charge of $300
  • Costs to the school already incurred for tuition
  • Components of the fee already committed for the duration of the course, including appropriate proportions of salaries of teachers and support staff (if applicable)
  • Costs already incurred for the use of facilities and resources
  • The proportion of the Government Levy the school is required to pay
  • Any other costs already incurred
  1. If your application is made after the second half of your course, you may be eligible for a refund. The refund will be considered on a case by case basis.
  2. Where students are asked to leave the School because of misbehaviour, poor attendance, or violation of the Otago Girls' High School Code of Conduct for for International Students no refund will be given.
  3. The Board of Trustees will make no refund to a student who is excluded from the school.

Homestay Fees (based on all homestay fees paid in advance)

  1. If you move out of your homestay before the end of your contract the portion of your homestay fees not already used will be returned to you. The Homestay Placement Fee of $350 cannot be refunded.
  2. To have your homestay fees returned, you must write to the Board of Trustees giving two weeks’ notice, or pay two weeks’ fees in lieu of notice.
  3. If you cancel your homestay contract before you move into the homestay, your fees will be refunded in full, less the Homestay Placement Fee of $350.

NB: No refunds will be made:

  • Where students are asked to leave the School because of misbehaviour, poor attendance, or violation of the rules regarding motor vehicles.
  • Where students wish to transfer to another school for whatever reason.
  • Where students return home for any reason other than the student’s serious illness or death or serious illness of a close member of the family.
  • Where students acquire permanent residence after having enrolled at the school.