Maori and Pasifika


Cultural support and Pastoral care for Māori and Pasifika Students


We Provide a Safe Environment Where Students Can Talk Freely

At Ardmore Flying School, we take pride in fostering an inclusive environment that values open and honest communication, extending far beyond the realm of aviation. We believe that celebrating cultural diversity enriches our community, creating a vibrant tapestry of experiences and perspectives. In addition to the rigorous demands of pilot training, we recognise the importance of providing a safe space where students can freely express themselves. Each student is paired with a dedicated personal instructor who not only serves as a guide in mastering the intricacies of aviation but also as a supportive mentor navigating the challenges of the course. Furthermore, we embrace cultural events such as Matariki, recognising and appreciating the significance of diverse traditions. In this way, Ardmore Flying School stands as a welcoming environment, ensuring that students not only become skilled aviators but also thrive in an atmosphere that respects their individuality and cultural heritage. Click to view the Memorandum of Understanding between Ardmore Flying School and Papakura Marae Society

How to Apply for a Student Loan/Student Allowance

Useful things to know about your student loan or allowance

There can be a delay of at least two weeks from when Study Link asks the University to confirm your enrolment and fee information and when they release the fees payment.

AFS is limited in what information we can provide to StudyLink about you without your permission, and we cannot include information about your fees unless Study Link explicitly requests this information. In addition, the sharing of information is dependent on the selections that you made on your student loan application with Study Link.

AFS makes every attempt to provide updated information to Study Link. If you have made changes to your enrolment before the enrolment deadline, there may have been additional charges added to your account that Study Link is unaware of.

A Verification of Study is sent to the School. The process for this request is an automated process that takes place overnight. This means that if Study Link sends a Verification of Study request to the School today, we will receive it in the morning of the next working day. We generally respond to requests within the week that they are received. It is important to remember that you are responsible for ensuring your fees are paid on time, including payment via Study Link.

Study Link offers student loans and allowances.

For a step-by-step guide to the student loan and allowance application process, please visit Study Link's Apply online page.

There are instructions for both first-time applicants and returning applicants.

Applying for your student loan/allowance
First time applications

Before applying, make sure that you check your eligibility for Fees Free Study by visiting Fees Free's Are you thinking about starting tertiary education? page.

Make sure you apply for your student loan/allowance to ensure your loan is approved before the fees due date.

When applying for a student loan for the first time, you need to fill out the hardcopy Study Link application and sign the contract provided by Study Link, as a signature is required. Thereafter, you can accept future Study Link contracts online via MyStudylink.

For a step-by-step guide to the student loan and allowance application process, please visit Study Link's Apply online for first-time students, page.

Returning applications

If you are re-applying for your student loan/allowance, please make sure to apply before the application closing date. If you are applying as a returning applicant, you can accept future Study Link contracts online via My Study Link.

Your application may be assessed in a shorter amount of time as a returning student loan/allowance applicant.

For a step-by-step guide to the student loan and allowance application process, please visit Study Link's Completing a returning application.

My Study Link

To receive regular updates from Study Link, you may want to register for MyStudyLink.

MyStudyLink is Study Link's online service that allows you to view your applications whenever you want. It is usually quicker to check your details this way.

This gives you an opportunity to keep tabs and receive up to date information on your student loan or allowance application.

For more information, please visit MyStudyLink.

Individual Learning Plan (ILP)

All students learn in different ways and at a different pace. On induction, a student completes an individual learning plan. This learning plan highlights the individual's short-term and long-term goals and informs the instructors of the best method to use while training the student.



While pilot training at Ardmore Flying School, we can arrange your accommodation before you arrive. Your accommodation will become your “home away from home” providing everything you need to succeed.

Everything from linen to washing machine, oven to cutlery, beds to table and chairs and tableware are provided. You will find plenty of space for study while enjoying the company of fellow pilots studying as you are. All of this only 5 minutes from the Training Centre.

Peer Assistance Network (PAN)

Aviation can be a demanding industry. The pursuit of licences and ratings is as challenging and stressful as it is rewarding. However, the camaraderie and friendships built in the process means no one need ever go it alone.

If you feel like you need a helping hand, whether it be in the classroom, in the flight deck or just getting through the day, a confidential talk with a peer can make all the difference. PAN (Peer Assistance Network) is here to provide that support. Simply call 0800 NZALPA and ask for member assistance.

Peer Assistance Network