If you’re thinking about enrolling with Te Kura while you will be living overseas, here are a few things to consider before making the decision.
- Not everyone is eligible to enrol with us. To find out whether you are eligible to enrol with Te Kura while you’re overseas read the Ministry of Education's enrolment policy.
- Internet access is essential. You’ll need a computer and an internet connection.
- Not all content can be posted overseas. Resources are accessed via our online system for Years 10–13. Some hard copy resources for younger students can be sent overseas, but there may be some delays. Science, Art or Graphics boxes cannot be sent overseas. Generally the content of these can be bought overseas and your teacher will let you know what you need.
- A range of study-related equipment is recommended. A printer and scanner would be useful. If you’re learning a language you’ll need equipment to make electronic recordings (online programmes are available if your computer has a microphone). See our checklist for a full list of recommended equipment.
- Work must be submitted regularly. Work must be submitted every two to three weeks. If no work is received in a two month period, you will be withdrawn from the roll.
- Not all exams can be sat overseas. Examinations for externally assessed achievement standards can be sat overseas only if you meet the following requirements. (This does not apply to students in the Cook Islands or Niue.)
You must be living overseas at the time of NZQA exams in New Zealand (usually early November to early December each year) and enrolled as a:
- full-time student, or
- fee-paying overseas student in at least three NCEA subjects.
Overseas exams are sat in October and arranged through Te Kura. You cannot sit New Zealand Scholarship exams overseas.