Coll's Story

Founded in 1867, Wellington College is a progressive school for the 21st century which values belonging and is connected to the past.  We have a proud history of outstanding academic achievement and a record of national success in both sport and in the performing arts.   

The aspirations of Wellington College and its people are summarised through our COLL values.  They provide a focus for our work as we serve others, develop leadership and care for each other as we learn together.

Of our 1780 students, approximately 150 identify as Māori. Some of these students have connections with the Taranaki Whānui – Te Upoko o Te Ika, the Tangata Whenua of our area.  

The international student programme contributes to the diversity of our school community and generates additional funding for school projects and facilities on our beautiful, spacious city campus.  Our international student programme adheres to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, 2016.

Through our Kāhui Ako (Community of Leaning) we collaborate with contributing primary schools and Wellington Girls’ College to develop approaches which support student wellbeing, culturally responsive practice and student agency in learning.  

You can view the latest report about Wellington College from the Education Review Office here.

Thank you for your interest in Wellington College. We look forward to meeting you, making connections and working and learning together.