International Students

Bucklands Beach Primary School is in a picturesque location in the eastern suburbs of Auckland, close to beautiful Musick Point and approximately 40 minutes from the Auckland CBD. The school is surrounded by spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf and within easy walking distance of several beaches.

The school is located in a highly desirable neighbourhood, with a prestigious yacht club and golf club nearby. Buses provide transport to large shopping and entertainment centres such as Botany, Sylvia Park, Howick, Highland Park and Pakuranga.



Bucklands Beach Primary is a feeder school to Macleans College and Bucklands Beach Intermediate, two of the best schools in the country for international student education.

Visit Bucklands Beach Intermediate Website

Visit Macleans College Website

The Bucklands Beach Primary roll of students reflects diversity in ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The school received an outstanding Education Review Office Report, and we have an extremely well resourced school in terms of facilities and equipment.



Benefits for International Students

Rich Educational Experiences      

  • English immersion in classrooms and playground
  • Specialist support for new learners of English
  • Frequent learning excursions and trips,
  • Exciting school camps
  • Full pastoral care provided to ensure our students happiness

Academic Excellence    

  • Advanced Education available in:
    *     Literacy, numeracy and problem solving
    *     Team and individual sports coaching with a dedicated sports specialist
    *     Art, music and drama
  • NZ & International assessments offered

Safety and Security

  • High standards for education and behaviour
  • A strong philosophy of partnering with parents to help children
  • Promoting family and community friendships

School Facilities

  • Small friendly school in a caring, social environment
  • Small class sizes
  • Consistently high academic achievement for all classes
  • High sporting achievement including basketball, gymnastics, athletics, netball, hockey
  • Decile 10 – highest ranking nationally
  • Enthusiastic, high calibre teachers
  • Digital technology
  • Library information centre & dedicated fulltime librarian
  • Quality before and after school care, holiday programmes


Local Community

  • Safe, upmarket location on peninsula
  • Close to Macleans College and Bucklands Beach Intermediate
  • Short walk to Beaches and Parks
  • Ferry & Bus to CBD
  • Local sports clubs
  • Sailing and Watersports available
  • Large shopping centres nearby

School Uniform

We have a summer and winter uniform for both boys and girls, plus a sports uniform.

Uniforms can be purchased instore or online.

For more information, visit our School Uniform page on this website

International Student Fees

The Board of Trustees have set the 2022 School Fees as follows:






  Cost Includes
1 Calendar Year $11,500 + GST
  • $600 Administration Fee
  • $900 MOE Fees
  • Stationery Pack
1 Term $2,875 + GST
  • $600 Administration Fee
  • $900 MOE Fees
  • Stationery Pack
2 Terms $5,750 + GST
  • $600 Administration Fee
  • $900 MOE Fees
  • Stationery Pack
3 Terms $8,625 + GST
  • $600 Administration Fee
  • $900 MOE Fees
  • Stationery Pack



All fees are payable in advance. 

Please note, there is no guarantee of a place at Bucklands Beach Primary School until fees have been paid in full even when there has been an official offer of a place.  (The reason for this is that there are limited places for International Students at Bucklands Beach Primary School and the school might otherwise have turned away another International Student on the expectation that an accepted student would start school and pay their fees).

International Student Applications

A prospective student needs a clear idea of what procedures need to be completed in order to qualify for acceptance by Bucklands Beach Primary as a fee paying student.
The following is a checklist clarifying the essential actions:

  1. Application – Complete an application form and send to Bucklands Beach Primary School. Please include 2 passport photos
  2. Passport – Please include 1 copy of the student’s passport details
  3. Guardian’s Passport – Please include 1 copy of the guardian’s passport details
  4. Accommodation – A letter guaranteeing accommodation for the student
  5. Home Stay Check – A New Zealand Home Stay Agency will call to meet and inspect the home

If you wish to discuss your application or have any questions please contact Mrs Kelly Slater-Brown, the school Principal.

Phone:  +64 9 534 6543

Fax:  +64 9 535 2231