What is Guardianship?
While studying in New Zealand, it is recommended for students to have a guardian in New Zealand on the parent’s behalf to look after the student and help with their needs.
A guardian is a person who obtains the New Zealand citizenship and acts as the main contact person for the student, homestay parents, school and parent at home.
Parents of overseas students are responsible for assigning a guardian for your child / children before coming to New Zealand.
What can NZESTAR offer?
We understand how parents worry about their son or daughter while they are away from home, therefore it is important for students to have someone locally who can speak their language and be available for them .
NZES offers quality guardianship services to students who study in Christchurch, New Zealand. We offer the first language support in Chinese, Japanese and Thai so the parents and the students can communicate with us easily.
Our guardianship services include
- Picking up the student from the airport to the homestay family or school boarding house and vise versa when the student heads back home.
- Assisting the student in opening a New Zealand bank account, buying school uniform, stationery, signing up to a New Zealand mobile number, getting the local bus card and any other assistance that the student may require.
- Staying in regular contact with the student, homestay family and school and be available for the student when needed.
- Attending all school events and PTA meetings for your children and we will send a report for parents at home each term. The report includes the student’s general and academic progress, attendance and other issues if any.
- Helping the student organise documents for the student visa application.
- Reporting to school and parents at home immediately if the student is in a dangerous or unsafe situation.
- Taking the student to see a doctor if feeling unwell.
- Arranging a temporary homestay family for students who stay in the school boarding house during the school term breaks.
- Transfer the student to the homestay family and back to the boarding house at the end of the school holiday.
- Solving problems between students and the homestay family if it occurs.