International Students Programme Details

School Hours

8.50-9.00am Prayer and Meditation

9.00-10.50am Morning Programme

10.50-11.10am  Morning Tea

11.10-12.30pm  Morning Programme

12.30-1.30pm  Lunch

1.30-2.50pm Afternoon Programme


Students are assessed on entry to St Mark’s School using a variety of assessment tools.  They are then grouped according to their ability and needs to ensure their programme and their progress is meaningful.  An ongoing assessment programme will be maintained, to closely monitor individual achievement and progress.


Transition Programme

Patents/whanau & student will be shown around the school by the Secretary or Principal.  The student will be buddied with students from their class. Students will receive ESOL – English Language tuition in a 1:1 or small group situation to build their vocabulary and knowledge of New Zealand.


Mainstream Programme

This programme is a fully integrated programme in a mainstreamed New Zealand educational setting, covering all aspects on the New Zealand Government Curriculum.


Curriculum topics covered include:

  • Oral language
  • Written language
  • Listening skills
  • Conversational skills
  • Public speaking (Term 3)
  • Spelling
  • Handwriting
  • Vocabulary extension
  • Functional language
  • Visual language
  • Phonics
  • Reading
  • Maths
  • Drama
  • Art
  • Music
  • Sport
  • Information and Communication Technology