CONDITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE
Peace Experiment accepts International students from Age 11 - 18
Parents must be willing to sign the Tuition Agreement and abide by the School’s rules as they apply to all students, including International Students
Students will only be accepted if there is sufficient space available in the school
All applications will be approved by the Principal, and if accepted will receive a letter of acceptance and invoice for the school fees. An invoice will then be available with a Offer of Placement
Students who are not accepted will receive a letter from the Principal
To be eligible for a refund of the International Fee, an application must be made in writing to the Board of Trustees by the parent or legal guardian of the student stating clearly the reason for withdrawal of the student and received 10 weeks prior to the date of leaving.
If the withdrawal is made prior to the student commencing school, a full refund shall be made, less $386 application fee.
There will be no refund if a request to withdraw is made
after the student has reached the mid point of his/her contract except in exceptional circumstances, e.g. a Breach of the Fair Trading Act or Consumer’s Guarantee Act.
After two weeks of the start of a term
In determining any refund, the Board of Trustees will take into consideration the special circumstances of the withdrawing student and –
– The costs to the school in providing the tuition
- Costs incurred in employing staff and providing facilities
- Payments made to the New Zealand Government.
- Any other costs already incurred by the school.
No refund will be made to a student who –
Transfers to another school or educational institution
Is asked to leave because of misbehaviour, poor attendance or violation of the contract with the school, or breaks New Zealand Law
Becomes a permanent resident after the 1st of March (in any year) if enrolled in the school prior to the 1st of March.
International students who wish to withdraw from Peace Experiment must:
Provide written approval from their parents
Notify the Principal and complete the school leaving process
The Board guarantees a refund of unspent International School Fees, in the unlikely event of the school not being able to deliver its normal programme. The guarantee lasts until the tuition has been provided.
This policy is in keeping with the Code of Practice for the Pastoral care of International Students.
DISPUTES AND COMPLAINTS
In most cases a discussion with the staff or Steven, the principal (02108134483) will sort out problems. This includes problems with learning, friends and other students. However some problems might need more support, or an external agency.
International Phone number: +64-4-918 4975 Freephone (within NZ): 0800 00 66 75
You must be able to show them that you have tried to get the school to act before you contact them.
They will consult the school to see if anything can be done to help you.
Guidance on how to deal with complaints can be found at https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/assets/Providers-and-partners/Code-of-Practice/int-students-make-a-complaint-updated.pdf
Information and rules about the Student Contract Dispute Resolution Scheme can be found at http://legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2016/0042/latest/DLM6748715.html