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BEGIN YOUR
NZ HIGH SCHOOL
PREPARATION 
NOW

For International Students Ages 13 through 16

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What is Te Atatū?

Te Atatū™ International Student Preparation Programme is an online preparatory programme for international students ages 13 through 16 who plan to or currently study in New Zealand high schools.

The programme prepares international students for study in New Zealand by familiarising them with the New Zealand teaching style and academic content, and by building an understanding of New Zealand's unique culture.


Highly experienced New Zealand teachers provide live lessons in Science, Social Studies and English, giving students a taste of real New Zealand classes. These lessons, with the accompanying tutorials, homework and academic support, build up students' academic foundations and English skills.

 

Te Atatū's experienced support team also helps prepare students and their families for the study abroad experience. Online orientation sessions cover topics such as New Zealand life and culture, homestays, introduction to New Zealand schools, and the New Zealand education system.

What is Te Atatū?

Real Student Experience

Introductory Video
Student Experience Video

Partner Organisations

Partner Organisations

Tauranga Boys' College

St Peter's

College

Auckland

Sacred

Heart

College

St Mary's

College

Auckland

Green Bay High School

Kerikeri High School

Wellington High School

Bethlehem

College

Awatapu College

Rongotai College

Glendowie

College

Auckland

Grammar

School

Rangitoto

College

More to come! 

Year Overview

9 weeks / term

Year Overview

TERM 1

REMEMBER
Theme: Migration

Science:
Navigation, Ocean,
Weather, Astronomy


Social Studies:
Migration Stories

English:
Pūrakau / Myth,
Narratives,
Auto/Biographies

TERM 2

KNOW

Theme: Identity

Science:
Life Processes

Social Studies:
Tūrangawaewae / A Place to Stand

English:
Ko wai au / Who Am I,
Recount, Poetry, Film
TERM 3
RECOGNISE
Theme: Ecology

Science:
Ecosystems,
Freshwater Habitats


Social Studies:
Environmental Impact, Conservation

English:
Procedural Writing,
Critical Reading
TERM 4
CHANGE
 Theme: Sustainability

Science:
Climate Change

Social Studies:
Protest / Activism

English:
Persuasive Texts,
Speeches

Weekly Plan

Overview

Weekly Plan

Saturday

Live-streamed lessons;

Collect questions from students

Sunday

Group tutoring;

Homework release;

Vocabulary provided to students for following week

Monday - Wednesday

Tutor support continues

Thursday

Homework due

Friday

Homework marked and returned to students

Class Times

Saturday Class Times

Saturday
lessons

English:


3:30pm - 4:30pm


Science:


4:45pm - 5:45pm


Social Studies:


6:00pm - 7:00pm



NZ time
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Sunday
tutorials

Science:


1:30pm - 2:30pm


English:


2:45pm - 3:45pm


Social Studies:


4:00pm - 5:00pm



NZ time
Our Teachers

Our Teachers

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Pauline Newell

Teacher

Bachelor's Degree in Geography; CELTA Cambridge; DELTA Cambridge; IELTS examiner

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Brita Theewis

Teacher

BA (Hons) Education, DipGrad Language & Linguistics, Bachelor Environmental Management

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Theresa Manson

Teacher

BA (English major); MProffStEdn; Post Grad MusSt; Grad Dip Arts -Psychology; Dip Tchg; NZLA Cert.

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Debra Masters

Teacher

BA, Dip Tchg, Dip Management

Our Support Team

Our Support Team
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Vivian Fan

Programme Director

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David Gao

Business Development Manager

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Frank Xing

IT & Marketing Manager

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Kelly Blythen

Programme Coordinator

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Jennifer Wang