Tauranga Boys’ College Code of Conduct for International Students
The student agrees to obey all School rules:
- Be respectful to school staff, students, caregivers and homestay families.
- You are not allowed to smoke, vape, drink or supply alcohol while enrolled at Tauranga Boys’ College.
- You are not allowed to gamble, or access objectionable material, or misuse of IT.
- Not to lend money or take anything from another person without their permission.
- Never use drugs illegal or legal of any kind unless prescribed by a doctor or pharmacist. It is illegal in New Zealand to possess or consume drugs and synthetic substances.
- Not purchasing, owning or driving a motor vehicle including a Car, Ute or Motor Bike while living with a approved Tauranga Boys’ College Homestay Family
- Not to have any kind of paid employment.
- Attend school every day and be on time to your classes and complete all Tauranga Boys’ College internal exams and assessments when required to do so. If registered for NCEA then all external exams must also be completed.
- Abide by all school rules pertaining to jewellery, hair and uniform.
- Obtain their natural parents written permission to get a tattoo or body piercing.
The student agrees to obey all Health & Safety rules:
- It is a legal requirement to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle and to wear seatbelts in a motor vehicle.
- Hitch hiking as a form of transport is not permitted.
- Have their cellphone on them at all times so they can be contactable by homestay or the school.
- Do not swim or surf alone, you must swim between the flags. Life jackets must be worn at all times when on boats or water sports including Kayaking.
- The student shall seek specific written consent from the parents when they are going to participate in any extreme sport for example bungy jumping, skydiving, white water rafting, kite surfing, quad bikes, surfing or shooting.
The student agrees to obey all Homestay rules:
- During the weekend (Friday and Saturday nights) you must ask your homestay family for permission to go out, if they agree and are happy with where you are going, you may go out until a time that is agreed by them but this time should not exceed the following:
- Return home by 9.00pm as I am sixteen years and under.
- Return home by 11.00pm as I am aged 17 years or older.
- Weekday days/Weeknights you may catch up with friends or go to sports practices after school but please be home by 6.00pm or until a time that is agreed upon by your homestay.
- Theft from homestay or anywhere will not be tolerated.
- If students are going to be staying away from Tauranga overnight, they must complete a Permission to Leave Tauranga Form and submit at least 7 days prior to the trip for approval by the Director of International.