International Programme

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A State Secondary Day School for Boys

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  • Prospective Vietnamese Students and Families can click HERE to watch a news clip about studying in New Zealand (includes a feature on Wellington College).

Special Character
Wellington College is one of New Zealand's most prestigious State Secondary School for boys, aged 13 to 18 years. The College was established in 1867 to provide a complete education from Year 9 to Year 13 with an emphasis on preparation for a tertiary (University) education. Recognition of student effort and celebration of achievement in all spheres of College life are features. School uniform is compulsory for all students and an emphasis is placed on pride in personal presentation. The present roll of 1600 students comes from a traditional geographic, multi-ethnic, though predominantly European community. This year, there are 65 international students mainly from China, India, Thailand, Viet Nam, Korea, Hong Kong, Japan and Germany.

Location and Facilities
Set in well-landscaped grounds, Wellington College projects an image of history, imposing facilities and an environment of orderliness. The School is sited on 12 hectares of land between Wellington's green belt and the City and is close to Government, Business, Sporting, Tourist and Cultural facilities.

In addition to over 60 classrooms, laboratory, technological and art facilities, extensive fundraising has resulted in the building of state of the art Sports, Art and Computer Centres, Science Block, International Students' Centre, Library and Languages Centre.

Academic Programmes
Effective teaching and learning are emphasised as the primary purpose of the school. In Years 9 to 11, compulsory subjects are English/English Language Learning, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Design Technology, Music and Health. Up to three subjects are also selected with an emphasis on learning another language. Years 12 and 13 programmes offer a wide range of academic programmes preparing students for University and Polytechnic studies.

Click here to see the 2017 Academic Programme and Course Selection Guide.

Click here to see the dates for the 2017 School year.