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Old 13th September 2017, 07:24 AM
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Thanks for the information. This post helped a lot to my cousin who was looking for higher education in New Zealand.

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Hi, this is a great chain of information, thanks Jen.
I am a New Zealander who is returning to Wellington to live after 24 years living in Sacramento, California. We move in December 2018. My daughter is 12 (birthday in February) and is in the "6th Grade" over here, which I think lines up with "Year 7" in NZ. When she finishes 6th Grade in June, we don't want her sitting idle for 8 months until she starts school in Wellington in February and so she will do a couple of months of "middle" school here before we leave. But I am not sure where she should be placed when we start intermediate school in NZ. It might be best to start her in the Year 7 but she would be the oldest kid there. Not sure if that's bad thing or not. But she'd be sure to be in sync with the curriculum (maybe repeating some things). Or we place her in Year 8 and hope there is no gulf of learning she is missing and she can catch up.
If you have any opinions I'd love to read them.
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My wife is planning to go on Study Visa for PhD in NZ and myself on work visa and 2 kids of 6 & 12yrs age.
My question is as I got to know that leaving kids less than 14years old at home without any adult is an offence in NZ. So wife have to go for Phd and myself on job what could be the possible options where we can leave our kids.
Are are any day care options or any other cheaper options which you people could suggest.

Thanks in advance.

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Dear All,

My wife is planning to go on Study Visa for PhD in NZ and myself on work visa and 2 kids of 6 & 12yrs age.
My question is as I got to know that leaving kids less than 14years old at home without any adult is an offence in NZ. So wife have to go for Phd and myself on job what could be the possible options where we can leave our kids.
Are are any day care options or any other cheaper options which you people could suggest.

Thanks in advance.
Hmm not really an offence in NZ to leave a child less than 14 years home alone although that is the guideline age. It depends on a number of factors. The law isn't that clear. Thereís nothing specific in the law about kids walking/cycling to school alone or going to the park etc. What the law does say, and hereís the important part, is that when a child is under 14, you (as the parent or guardian of that child) must make reasonable provision for the care of the child so in the eyes of the law it how "reasonable provision" is interpreted.
Both of your children are of school age, and given the assumed period of your NZ visas, it will be an offence on your part if your children are not in full time education for the period that you are in NZ, which may be normal school or home schooling etc. Assuming you abide by the law then the periods when your children will need care outside of full time education will be limited and if your children are off school on half term then so will your wife as she will also be in full time education.
During term time when your wife is studying and you are working you may require before and after school care for your children and you may require child care on other days where your children aren't at school but need looking after for the day and it all depends on your location really. Some locations have lots of options for before school and after school clubs and other childcare facilities and groups while some locations have very little.

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Hello there,

Not sure if this is the correct thread to post on, however Iím very unsure of whether to opt for relief work or a 1 year contract teaching in a primary school. I will be heading to NZ end of Jan on a WHV, I donít plan to stay longer than a year tbh but I have been offered a teaching position.

In my opinion, $47,000 per year is low for Auckland especially as I have 1 years teaching experience so far. My question is, would I be better off going down the relief teaching route?

Thank you in advance,
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