We have a programme of English and Activities, just for younger students between 14 and 17 years old.  We run three programmes a year.  The first is in January, the second in April, and the third in July.  Students can study extra weeks of General English before and after their activities course, or do any number of activity weeks within the course dates. The programme has English lessons every morning from 9am to 12 noon.  The students join in classes with other international students from the General English programme.  In the afternoons they take part in an activity programme.  The excursions may commence at 1pm or 3pm.  If the excursion starts at 3pm, the students study English class from 1pm to 3pm.  Additional excursions at the weekend will cost extra (eg whitewater rafting, day trip to Taupo, bushwalk, Farmers’ Market etc).  

Activity Programme (minimum of 6 students)

The class goes on 5 activities per week from the following sample list.  Other excursions may be substituted as appropriate.  
Napier city tour Farm visit, sheep shearing
Honey Factory White Pine Bush, Waipatiki Beach
Te Mata Peak sightseeing Tree planting
Kayaking at Pandora Pond Maori culture
Horse riding National Aquarium of New Zealand
Walk to Tongoio Waterfall Jewellery making
Bluff Hill walk Ten Pin bowling
Ocean Beach Soccer / tennis / volleyball
Farmyard zoo Cape Kidnappers beach tractor tour
Art Deco walk Cycling / rollerblading
 Spa and heated pools overlooking the sea Mini golf
 Laserstrike combat game Planetarium
Splash Planet fun park Picnic at the beach
Movies Cooking
Boutique movie theatre Other excursion to suit group


Students stay in homestay accommodation.  They will have a room of their own and will be able to take part in normal family life and activities with the homestay.  The homestay will pick the student up from Napier airport or bus station free of charge.  Transfers between Auckland international airport terminal and the domestic terminal for the flights to and from Napier can be arranged for $75.00 each way. More information here  

2020 Course Dates:

6 January to 31 January 6 April to 1 May 6 July to 28 August