We have a programme of English and Activities, just for the more mature student over 40 years old. We run four programmes a year, each four weeks long. The first is in January / February, the second in March / April, the third in October / November and the fourth in November / December. Students can also study extra weeks of General English before and after their 40+ course. The programme has English lessons every morning from 9am to 12 noon. The students join in classes with other international students of all ages from the General English programme.  In the afternoons they take part in an Activity Programme for three afternoons, where the activities are sightseeing, wine tasting, bush walking, beach visits, cultural events, farm visits, garden visits etc. The excursions may commence at 1pm or 3pm.  There is free time for the other two afternoons.  Additional excursions or tuition on these free time afternoons will cost extra. We hold the course even if there is just one enrollment, however if there are fewer than 6 enrollments, some activities may be held with students who are not aged 40+.  

Activity Programme

The class takes part in three activities per week from the following sample list.  Other excursions may be substituted as appropriate.  Participants in the 40+ course must be in good health and be able to take part in moderate physical activity.
Napier city tour White Pine bush walk
Art Deco walk Golf on a 9-hole golf course
Mission Estate Winery visit and wine tasting Ngatarawa Winery visit and wine tasting
Jewellery making Ocean Beach swim and picnic
Te Mata Peak sightseeing Farmers’ Market
Farm visit and farm show National Aquarium of New Zealand
Maori culture Lake Tutira walk
Cape Kidnappers Gannet Reserve Spa and heated pools overlooking the sea
Waipatiki beach walk Winery cycle trail
Arataki Honey shop Bluff Hill walk
Estuary walk Ten pin bowling
Sheepskin shop visit and factory tour Beer tasting at boutique brewery
Planetarium night sky display Kayaking at Pandora Pond
Mini golf and driving range Shine Falls bush walk
Boutique movie theatre Other excursion to suit group


The prices are the same as the standard General English prices.
2019 FEES (including G.S.T tax) NZ$
Enrolment fee (including course materials) $225.00
Course fee per week $430.00
So the cost of a four week course: $1,945.00
Napier Airport Pickup by homestay Free
Homestay Accommodation
Accommodation arrangement fee $175.00
Homestay accommodation per week $240.00

2019 Course Dates:

28 January – 22 February  4-29 March
14 October – 8 November 18 November – 13 December