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Bay Learning Academy (Mt Maunganui)


Bay Learning Academy is a new school established in 2012. We saw a need for a school which believed in small classes and student success and set about building an Academy that was firmly student focused. It is based in Arataki, Mt Maunganui, close to Bayfair Shopping Centre and the beach, and only a short bus ride from Downtown Tauranga.

We are offering courses we know about. Most of the staff, including the Principal, have lived overseas and have firsthand knowledge of the experiences you will face when living in another country. We have wonderful tutors and students, it's fun and friendly and focussed on learning! Our facilities include classes and lecture rooms, a student common room, internet computer facilities, wi-fi throughout and kitchen facilities. All rooms are well-lit with natural light.

See our promotional video:

Mount Maunganui is a vibrant location for students with many bars and restaurants. The beach is one of the best in the world , white sand leading down to a surf beach that is enjoyed all year round. Many water activites are available here from surfing to kayaking to kite surfing and of course just relaxing on the beach. There is also the Mount to climb and excellent shopping!

Tauranga has many cultural events, an Art gallery and racecourse, international golf courses, sailing, magnificent harbor, fishing, plenty of night life, clubs, multi-cultural restaurants and bars. Tauranga has a strong student population. We are 40 minutes from Rotorua which is the centre for cultural activities in the area as well as geo-thermal activities, mud-pools and geysers.

Our excursions:

Dickey Flat Adventure Camp – 3 day camp
Friday – Sunday (Minimum 4 people): Camp Activities – kayaking, orienteering, abseil’n’climb, archery, tramping, river crossings, low-ropes course, environmental studies.
Cost: NZ$ 590 

Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach Day Trip
Fridays – (4 or more students) Leave the Academy at 8.00am and return at 6.00pm. Enjoy  Cathedral cove, then dig for the warm water at Hot Water Beach.
Cost: NZ$ 90 (spades are provided)

Kauaeranga Valley 3 day Tramping Trip
Wednesday – Friday ( 4 or more students) Hike the wonderful Kauaeranga Valley, including the Pinnacles! Food is provided, some gear needed. 
Cost: NZ$ 160 (some gear can be hired)

Northern Circuit   5 Day Hiking Trip
Week long – Monday to Friday (Minimum 6 people) Tramp the Tongariro National Park and the Hot pools on the way home.
Cost: NZ$ 370

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Study at Bay Learning Academy

See our English and Rugby programme

See our Teaching English as a Foreign Language programme 

General English
You will have a placement test when you enrol to ensure we place you in the best class for your current level. You will be taught by professional teachers who each have many years experience. Classes are text book based so you can see your progress. You will receive a free workbook.

Business English
The tutor for the above course is the Principal/Managing Director of Bay Learning Academy, Liz Signal, has a MA TESOL and a Bachelor of Business degree. She has taught for 7 years, both in NZ and overseas.

IELTS preparation
Are you wanting to take one of these exams? Do you need to brush up on your skills? We are running an IELTS class initially, with an very experienced IELTS tutor.

English + Golf
English classes are held in the morning. The students would be taught as a group with emphasis on golfing language. Golf packages can be put together for a minimum of 4 students. Play amongst the hot pools in Rotorua and in the beautiful countryside, this package includes tranquil and picturesque country settings and city courses. This package include transport to and from the school to the golfing venues, green fees, club and trundle hire, tees and balls. Not included in the price would be any meals, lessons and the Omokoroa Hot Springs.

English + Fishing
We are offering a wonderful package of English Lessons and Fishing. English classes can be arranged around the different fishing trips. The fishing include a mix of fishing from the wharf to all-day sea fishing trips. Packages can be put together for a minimum of 4 students. Rods, Line and bait also included in the price.

English + Surfing and English + Diving and English + Horse riding
To be announced

English + Rugby
In Tauranga, on the Bay of Plenty we have this wonderful English and Rugby itinerary:

During the four weeks, there are coaching and fitness sessions, 5 games with a local club (during the Rugby season), a visit to the Provincial Championship or Super 15 game (during the Rugby season), etc. See this itinerary on this page.

Extra’s (at extra cost)
Visit Hot Pools, Overnight visit to Maori Paparoa to learn the Haka and a day trip to Vulcanic Rotorua.

Not included are the meals when on outings, including the matches.

TUITION FEE (2017 prices)
NZ$ 270/week General English (15 hrs)
NZ$ 340/week General English (20 hrs) for the first 12 weeks
NZ$ 300/week General English (20 hrs) 12 - 24 weeks
NZ$ 280/week General English (20 hrs) 25+ weeks 
NZ$ 100 registration fee
NZ$ 120 materials fee
NZ$ 110 airport pickup fee (Auckland Airport)

English and activities
NZ$ 3,400 for 3 weeks English + Golf  including homestay  
NZ$ 2,750 for 3 weeks English + Fishing including homestay, rod, line and bait    
NZ$ 2,450 for 3 weeks English + Rugby including homestay
English + Surfing           TBA (To Be Announced)
English + Diving             TBA
English + Horse riding    TBA 

*the package fees for English and Activities includes:
tuition fee, transport, green fees, clubs and balls for the Golf
Rods, line and Bait for the Fishing

*the package fee DOES NOT include:
visa fee and health insurance fee (visa requirement)

NZ$ 230 per week Home stay    
NZ$ 195 Home stay handling fee