Year 7 to 13 Catholic Boys School, Auckland New Zealand

We understand that creating a home away from home is essential for students to do well academically and to enjoy their time in New Zealand. Our homestay staff are responsible for organising and monitoring homestay arrangements as well as ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all students placed in Liston College homestays.

All International Students enrolled at Liston College are required to be in homestay accommodation organised by the college or our contracted homestay agency or in a homestay approved by the College, in accordance with the Code of Practice guidelines.  (A Year 7 or 8 student can only live with his parents or a responsible adult relative or family member (not an agent) nominated in writing by the students parents).

The benefits of a College organised homestay:

  • Knowledge that all homestays have been through a thorough checking procedure
  • An opportunity to be part of a kiwi family when away from home
  • Offers a safe, clean and welcoming environment for students to come home to at the end of each day
  • Provides guidance and support to students outside school time
  • Provides an opportunity for students to learn something of the New Zealand way of life
  • Provides additional support for practicing and improving English speaking and listening skills
  • Includes all meals, washing of clothes, heating and local phone calls

Liston College Offers:

To get the most out of experiencing New Zealand life, Liston College offers the following service to the International Students in Homestay accommodation organised by the College.

  • All families have been visited and undergone a New Zealand Police Vet to ensure the suitability for being a homestay family.
  • Pre‑placement inspection of house and family by our Homestay Manager.
  • Regular check-up and monitoring of homestay situations.
  • Communication between the homestay family and the student is encouraged prior to the placement of the student if he is overseas at the time of application.
  • Airport pick-up can be arranged
  • Accommodation in high quality, executive style homes.
  • The homestay accommodation will be close to Liston Collegeor close to transport links
  • Own room for the student unless specifically asked for otherwise.
  • Provision to change homestay if either the student or the family is not satisfied¹.
  • Requirement on homestay parents to monitor and supervise the student, and to set and maintain reasonable standards of behaviour and study.
¹ Where the student or his parents wish to change homestay, another Placement Fee will be charged