We expect that all long-term overseas students will live during their first year at Waitaki House, our boarding hostel. Waitaki House, which is situated in the school grounds, operates under the supervision of the Hostel Manager who is assisted by supervisory staff. Students live in single rooms. The hostel provides all meals, supervises study and ensures the safety and well-being of all its boarders. Girls living in a hostel have many opportunities to speak English, make friends with New Zealand students and adapt easily and quickly to a different lifestyle. The hostel has Wi-Fi and its own telephones. Some students may choose after one year in the hostel to move into homestay accommodation. Every care is taken to check the suitability of these homestay placements and we meet regularly with host parents and students to check out any problems which may arise.