Becoming a Host Family

We would like to invite families to apply to be host families for our International students.  These students need to be in a safe and caring environment so that they will feel at home and be part of the family.  This will help them integrate into everyday home life which is extremely important to their wellbeing. We have around 30 International students from a number of different countries.  We often seek long term and short term placements.

As a host you would be expected to provide the following :-

  • Comfortable bed
  • Desk and chair
  • Good lighting
  • Heating in room
  • Enough drawer/wardrobe space for belongings
  • Access to clean toilet and bathroom
  • Access to laundry facilities
  • Three nutritious meals per day
  • Access to Internet

All homestay family members over the age of 18 will be Police vetted and we will do a home visit and meet with you before placing any students. If you have any queries please contact Karen Bentley on (09) 831-0500 ext 526.

Homestay Host Family Expression of Interest