Become a Homestay Host

Students benefit tremendously from living in a safe, comfortable and caring home environment, improving their spoken English while participating in daily home life, and experiencing the kiwi lifestyle.

Hosting an International Student is a great opportunity for those in your family to learn about a new culture while sharing your own, and to make friendships that can last a lifetime. Sacred Heart College partners with Happy Homestay for the provision and management of homestays.

A Host Family needs to be able to provide:

  • A warm, light bedroom with a study desk, chair and lamp
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • All meals and snacks including school lunches
  • Close proximity to the College or to the College bus routes, or public transport

There are short-term and long-term options for hosting, as in addition to students who attend as day boys we also have boarders who need placements during the school holidays while the College Hostel is closed.

To apply to become a homestay host, please complete the Happy Homestay Online form

For further information please contact Sarah Brandeis at Happy Homestay

Phone: +64 021 02191000

Email: [email protected]

All hosts are additionally required to complete a Police Vetting Form, which is mandatory in New Zealand.

For further information please contact our Director of International Students, Mr Ting Xu
Phone: +64 9 529 3660 ext. 882; or +64 29 200 8993 
Email: [email protected]