Please visit the Boarding section of this site for more information.
Places are limited in OBHS House so please make an enquiry about availability of places.

Information for Homestay Students

OBHS offers a choice of homestay with a local family. 

For homestay please make application at the same time as you make an academic application for study.

International Homestay Agreement

If you are staying with a designated caregiver, please advise and we will provide a separate agreement form for this purpose.


Homestay Hosting (Information for Families)

OBHS provides boarding and homestay accommodation options for international students. Hosting a student is an enriching and fun experience and a great way for the host family to enjoy learning about a new culture and sharing your own.

Our boys benefit immeasurably from a caring and supportive environment and being able to improve their spoken English in a relaxed, family-oriented situation. Homestay families must be located within reasonable transport proximity to the School, usually on a bus route.

Homestay hosting provides an important financial benefit for families. The 2024 hosting payment is NZ$301 per week.

To apply to become a homestay host, please contact the Director of International Students and request an application form. All hosts are additionally required to complete a Police Vetting form which will be supplied after a confidential discussion about suitability for homestay appointment.

Further information is available from the Director of International Students, Wayne Angus

Tel: 03 477 5527 ex 219
Mobile: 021 799 469
Email: [email protected]