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.
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.
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]
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