SIEBA offers a range of services to lead growth for members’ schools and to support partner organisations and agencies.

Key SIEBA services include:


The SIEBA Hub is the members’ area of the website and offers a growing range of resources and services. The SIEBA Hub also provides SIEBA with important information about your school to help us tailor support, resources and training to meet your schools’ business needs. Some of the key services available at the SIEBA Hub are:

Message Board
Message Board is the landing page for the SIEBA Hub. Here you can connect with other members, post messages on the activity board, comment on other member’s posts and share files. You will also find SIEBA’s Newsletters and recent News on this page.

Business Profile
Your business profile will become a critical tool to guide SIEBA’s services and support for your business. The business profile collects key information and offers a range of analysis and reports relating to your business.

SIEBA posts regular News to all members. News will pass on sector information, updates on SIEBA services and share articles relevant to member schools. You will be notified through email when News is posted.

Student Placements

The Student Placements is a service to both member schools and partner agents and offers streamlined placement of students within member schools. The students are looking to enroll in New Zealand schools for durations of less than one term.

The service offers agents access to member schools seeking students, and offers members a current listing of student seeking schools. SIEBA also offers a range of support services to member schools to ensure a high quality student experience.

If you are a signatory to the Code of Practice and interested in using the SIEBA Student Placements Service to build your international business, please contact us or Register for SIEBA membership.

If you are a partner agent and you would like to use the Student Placements Service to list an enquiry, please contact us.

Professional Learning and Development

Professional Learning and Development is a cornerstone service for member schools and plays a key role in building commercial capability within the school sector. Regionally delivered PLD tailored to the particular needs of regions is a high priority for SIEBA. SIEBA workshops and seminars are an opportunity to connect with members, increase knowledge of international education and gain deeper insights into current international education issues and challenges.


Primary/Intermediate School Programme

SIEBA and Education New Zealand are excited to offer an exciting new programme to assist agencies in our key markets to promote international education in Primary and Intermediate schools in New Zealand. This is a wonderful opportunity for young learners from around the world to learn alongside Kiwi students in selected SIEBA schools.


The Primary School Programme offers students between 5 and 12 years of age the chance to apply to selected New Zealand Primary and Intermediate Schools for enrolment from one month to one year or longer.


New Zealand’s National Curriculum for Primary and Intermediate schools aims to create confident, connected and actively involved lifelong learners. Students will build a strong foundation through a curriculum covering English, the arts, health and physical education, mathematics, science, social sciences and technology.


For agencies working with SIEBA within the Primary Schools Programme, the benefits include:


  • Access to high quality Primary and Intermediate schools throughout New Zealand
  • Centralized administration for ease of processing
  • One standardized application process for all schools
  • Agent Agreement with SIEBA for all our schools
  • One experienced SIEBA point of contact for agencies
  • New Zealand based student insurance
  • Documentation and support for visa processing
  • Prearranged airport transfers for all students
  • Pre-departure information and documentation for families and agencies


SIEBA will manage all administration and processing on behalf of participating schools ensuring that support for families and young students remains the highest priority for schools and agencies.


Current SIEBA PSP Schools Include: 






Amesbury School


Bayswater School


Bishop Viard College (attached Intermediate)


Cambridge Primary School


Carncot Private School

Palmerston North

Devonport School


Epsom Normal Primary


Freemans Bay School


Hobsonville Point Primary School


Howick Intermediate School


Howick Primary School


Huapai District School


John Paul College


Kelburn Normal School


Kenakena School

Kapiti Coast, Wellington

Merrin School


Newton School


Northcross Intermediate


Ormiston Junior College (From 2018)


Otamatea High School


Pasadena Intermediate


Point View School


South Wellington Intermediate School


Summerland School


Thorndon School


Vauxhall School


Waihi Beach School

Waihi Beach

Wainuiomata Primary School


Wairau Intermediate School


We welcome your enquiries about this exciting opportunity. For more information, please contact:       


PLEASE NOTE: Under the conditions of the Code of Practice (2016) students under 10 years of age must live in New Zealand with a parent.




SIEBA now has underway an ongoing programme for the development of a range of key resources to support business development for member schools. These include current school and industry market material, standardised core documents to support efficiency and compliance, sample policies relating to international education operations and a range of templates to support effective implementation of procedures and policies.

SIEBA members can also upload and share resources through the Message Board of the SIEBA Hub.


As the peak body for the schools sector, SIEBA currently represents over 240 New Zealand primary, intermediate and secondary schools. All SIEBA member schools are signatories to the Code of Practice.

SIEBA is actively engaged with a range of agencies and allied organizations to coordinate and provide critical advocacy and one voice on issues relating to the school sector. Recent developments in the Code of Practice and supporting Guidelines are recent examples of the important role SIEBA plays as advocate for member schools.

Through strong membership, SIEBA will continue to ensure industry engagement on behalf of the school sector.


SIEBA suppliers are quality vendors of products and services relevant to international education. At the Hub, members can connect with key suppliers.

Compliance and Advisory

SIEBA offers a range of business and compliance advisory services. There is always someone on the end of the phone to offer a quick response to enquiries. This service includes a listing of key contacts for allied Government agencies such as Education New Zealand, Ministry of Education and NZQA. If we don’t have the answers ourselves, we can point you in the right direction or we will find out for you. The SIEBA Message Board on the Hub is another important forum for members to post questions and seek answers from colleagues on topics of interest.


SIEBA services lead you to personal and business growth.