runs a programme for student groups from overseas. The programme
can last from 1 week to 3 weeks and contains both study and
The students live
with a host family approved by the school during their stay. Each
day is filled with activities and learning. The school
provides high quality programmes that take best advantage of the
seasons in Taupo.
In the morning, students participate in ESOL (English for Speakers
of Other Languages), Kiwi Experience classes such as Maori Culture
and New Zealand cooking, and in normal classes.
In the afternoon,
they do many tourist and local activities. We also
include a day trip to Rotorua and/or Waitomo Caves.
Students have a
lot of opportunities to mix with Tauhara College
For example, the Japanese group has a chance to visit Japanese
classes to teach Japanese culture. Tauhara College students
join their English classes and help them learn English. They
learn Maori Haka from Tauhara College students. Highlights
are the school dance party and Top Town competition where they
play fun games with Kiwi students.
The following are suggested
activities popular with previous groups :
- Walk to Huka
- Boat tour to
Maori Rock carvings
- Swimming in the
- Top Town
competition (recreation games)
- Recreation dance
and social (school dance)
and/or skiing (in NZ winter)
activities can be arranged as needed.
The cost for a programme depends on
the length of stay, the number of the students, and types of
activities. We can cater for your needs and budget, and so please
do not hesitate to make enquiries.