International > Student Orientation Programme

All students who are successful in gaining a place at Epsom Girls Grammar School will take part in an orientation programme.

Students should be in New Zealand in time for enrolment. The student's caregiver / support person / agent should meet them at Auckland International Airport. If this is not possible we will arrange for a member of staff to meet them.

When students arrive in New Zealand they should contact the school (630 5963) to confirm their appointment to enrol with the Dean of International Students.

All International Students under age 18 should have a support person in Auckland who will be responsible for them during their time in New Zealand. On their first visit to Epsom Girls Grammar School for enrolment, they should be accompanied by their caregiver / support person / agent.

The Dean of International Students will take new students through an orientation programme which will introduce them to student buddies and give them the information that they need to fit into EGGS.

Tour around Epsom Girls Grammar School

Students will be provided with a map of the school. They will also be given an Orientation Booklet which will familiarise them with the school, subjects available and the international staff.

The tour aims to familiarise students with important places around the school and will incorporate the Administration Building, ie Principal's Office; Deputy Principal's Offices and Student Reception. Also included in the tour will be the International Student Office (Dean and Accommodation Coordinator), Sick Bay, Stationary / Uniform Shop (the Dean will also assist the student in the purchase of school uniform if required), Counsellors, Library, Lunch Bar - opening times and what students can buy, Sports facilities (gymnasia, swimming pools, field), Assemble Hall and computer rooms.

Tour around the Epsom Area

A tour around the Epsom area will also be offered. The tour aims to familiarise students with the local area. Students will be shown where important facilities are e.g. Newmarket shopping area, post office, local library, bus stops - where they are and how to buy a bus ticket.

In addition a tour to a place of interest such as Devonport, over the harbour will also be offered. This will occur in the first two weeks of the term.

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