Pastoral Care

Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students

AEI has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Ministry of Education, and managed by the Code Administrator, New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA).

Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or you can find it here: http://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2016/0057/latest/DLM6748147.html

Recruitment Agent Behaviour

Our Recruitment Agents have been carefully selected and screened to become trusted partners of AEI.  Our Recruitment Agents have also agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice.  This includes

  • providing international students with reliable information and advice about studying, working, and living in New Zealand; and
  • acting in an ethical manner with integrity and professionalism towards prospective international students.

If a student has any concern about the behaviour of a Recruitment Agent, please let AEI know.

Support Services

AEI has a wonderful team who all dedicated to your care and well-being during your time with us. Please come and talk to us if you need any support.

Please also find below a link to a directory of external support services that are available within our community in Christchurch:

https://www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/regions-nz/canterbury/community-services

Please also find below a link to a directory of external support services that are available within our community in Auckland:

https://www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/regions-nz/auckland/community-services

Health Care in New Zealand

Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at: www.moh.govt.nz.

If you have an accident in New Zealand

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at: www.acc.co.nz.

Water and Sun Safety

Resources relating to Water and Sun Safety in NZ

Sexual Health

Resources relating to Sexual Health

Mental Health

Resources relating to Mental Health

Drugs and Alcohol

Resources relating to drug and alcohol.

Disaster Preparation

http://getthru.govt.nz/

Religion

For international students most major cities have churches, temples, mosques, synagogues and centres of worship for most religions.

New Zealand observes most Christian holidays and whilst the majority of the population are Christians there are a large number of people from other religious faiths such as Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus. For students who have special dietary religious regulations, home-stay families and boarding hostels can ensure that these are respected.

Social and Cultural Activities

New Zealanders come from many ethnic backgrounds. As an English-speaking country, New Zealand also has a strong Maori cultural heritage. There are many different ethnic communities including European, Asian and Pacific Islanders living in New Zealand.

Social and cultural events take place throughout the year all over New Zealand. They range from concerts, operas and exhibitions to Maori cultural gatherings in the Marae (meeting house).

What will impress international students most are the diverse ethnic communities, living in relative cultural and social harmony.

http://ethniccommunities.govt.nz/