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Wellington High School

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Wellington High School

WELLINGTON

Wellington High School is a school of 1,100 students located in the center of New Zealand’s capitol. Founded in 1886, the school is proud of its tradition of innovate learning and offers a stimulating learning experience for exchange students from all over the world. They have been working with student exchange programs for 40 years and they welcome students from all countries.The academic programs are complete and the teachers are experienced and highly qualified. The English learning program is one of the best in the country. Wellington boasts state-of-the-art technological facilities with individual internet accounts. Sports, music, arts, and activities are offered throughout the school year. Small student groups and individualized attention make Wellington High School a great choice for international students.

William Collenso College

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William Collenso College

NAPIER

Napier is a city in the northeast corner of the North Island, with a population of approximately 60,000 inhabitants. Situated in a wine region on the seafront, there are wine tasting and gastronomy centers galore. The city was re-erected after an earthquake in 1929 with the architectural style of the time – Art Deco.William Colenso School has approximately 800 students. It features a climbing wall and classes in trekking and outdoor education. It places emphasis on sports, arts, music and dance with a great tradition of Maori studies.

Whangaparaoa College

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Whangaparaoa College

AUCKLAND

Whangaparaoa College, located in Auckland, is one of the most modern educational facilities in New Zealand. The school offers an innovative curriculum and intensive use of modern technologies in an ecologically conscious environment. The school offers academic classes such as physics, chemistry, biology, wood and metal works and other technical courses. It also offers sports, outdoor education, music, dance, lighting and sound table, visual arts/visual programming with state of the art computers, and drama classes (in an auditorium with a 1,200 person capacity).Whangaparaoa College prides itself on having great support for students. International coordinators help international students adapt. Homestay coordinators find and screen host families that are most suitable for each student with on-going monitoring to ensure each student’s well-being. Families are selected for their quality and they are eager to welcome students into the “Kiwi culture“.

Whangaparaoa’s mission is to challenge all students through a series of opportunities, maximizing their potential as individuals and members of the school and community.

Western Heights High School

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Western Heights High School

ROTORUA

Western Heights High School is located in the city of Rotorua, a cultural center of Maori culture. Approximately 3 hours drive from Auckland, it is situated in a national park with volcanic soil famous for its spas, thermal pools, and treatments.The school has approximately 1,300 students in a city with 55,000 inhabitants. The school provides an immersion in Maori culture for those students who are interested in anthropology studies. The school has many outdoor fields for sports, including horseback riding. Western Heights High School welcomes international students from many countries. They focus on great student-teacher relationships and academic success.

Wakatipu High School

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Wakatipu High School

QUEENSTOWN

Wakatipu is located in Queenstown, which is known as a beautiful city and world capital of extreme sports. At Wakatipu High School they emphasize academic excellence along with cultural activities and sports. The focus of the school is on the quality of teaching and learning in an environment that allows and encourages students to become independent. Their goal is to generate an opportunity for students to develop their potential through their strengths. Wakatipu High School has excellent facilities that include an indoor heated pool, gym, full fitness room, climbing wall, six tennis and netball courts, computer labs, internet access, art room with video editing material, printing, dark room for developing photos and library, science laboratory, and theater.All students attending Wakatipu High School have the opportunity to reach their academic, physical and social potential in a positive and interesting environment. The school has a sports coordinator responsible for coordinating various sports, which are practiced after school, during lunch hours and on weekends.

Waiheke High School

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Waiheke High School

WAIHEKE ISLAND

The quiet and beautiful Waiheke Island is just a short 50-minute boat ride from the center of Auckland. This tourist town swells its population in the summer, making it a fun and super active outdoor environment for students. There are many hiking trails that the locals love to show to their international students.The island is famous for its vineyards that produce quality New Zealand wine. Waiheke High School organizes class trips to visit the wineries where students get to see first hand how the vineyards are managed and how wines are presented to the public. This location is a great option for those who are thinking about a gastronomy career.

Waiheke High School is ideal for independent students. The lifestyle is laid back and students have the ability to get around by themselves. Host families live near the school, so students are able to walk to and from school in a short amount of time. Day-to-day life is quiet, with students having access to Auckland on weekends for shopping, cinemas (including 3D), eateries, etc. If you are looking for a real “kiwi experience“, Waiheke High School is a great choice.

Upper Hutt College

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Upper Hutt College

WELLINGTON

Upper Hutt is a very beautiful and safe city with 50,000 inhabitants, which is surrounded by rivers, parks and a national forest park. Thus, there are many opportunities for recreational sports and cultural activities. Access to the beaches of Wellington and to the harbor is easy.Upper Hutt College is a co-ed secondary school founded in 1962. It is a 30-minute drive from the city of Wellington and has approximately 1,240 students. It offers a wide variety of subjects, excellent facilities, highly trained staff, and a very positive learning environment. In addition, it is a school that prides itself on its academic success, personalized attendance and intense participation in a wide variety of sports and cultural activities. Students can participate in activities such as fencing, kayaking, netball, rugby, badminton, basketball, hockey, dragon boating and tennis. They can also take part in rock bands, orchestras, debate teams and artistic groups. Upper Hutt College aims to make students feel comfortable and secure while away from home and offers easy access to the internet to help international students stay in touch with their families back home.

They are proud to offer high-quality accommodation in family homes that are carefully selected by the staff. The host family program coordinator takes care of international student needs and welcomes them upon arrival.

Te Puke High School

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Te Puke High School

BAY OF PLENTY
Te Puke High School (pronounced ta- pookie) is located in the Bay of Plenty, which is on the coast of the North Island about 3 hours by car or 40 minutes by plane from Auckland. The district of Te Puke is 24 miles from the main city of the region, Tauranga, with access to malls, movie theaters and other activities in the city.The student body is comprised of about 1200 students and offers a variety of course options. Here you can find classes for arts, music, agriculture and even automobile mechanics. Te Puke also prides itself on academic education courses such as mathematics, biology, and exact sciences. With many beaches nearby, students can enjoy water sports, surfing and the beauty of the coastline!

Pakuranga College

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Pakuranga College

AUCKLAND

Pakuranga College places a big focus on outdoor activities, sports, and adventure. The gymnasium is equipped with an official size basketball court, workout room, and tennis court. It is located just 30 minutes from downtown Auckland and houses a student body of approximately 2,000 students.Pakuranga College boasts an Olympic size swimming pool, bowling alley, golf courses and water sports harbor of Otago, just a 5-minute walk from the school campus.

Mount Maunganui College

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Mount Maunganui College

TAURANGA

The city of Mount Maunganui is a district of the city of Tauranga, one of the most important import and export ports of New Zealand. As a summer leisure center for many Auckland residents, the city is laid back and cozy for those who want to have an experience of living and studying in a seaside town. Located on a peninsula ending with Mount Maunganui, there are beaches for surfing on one side and the beautiful entrance to the port of Tauranga on the other. The town of Tauranga has approximately 40,000 inhabitants and Mount Maunganui is a 10-minute bus ride away.Mount Maunganui College has about 1100 students and beyond the normal courses, they also offer surfing as a subject, a golf academy and the opportunity for students to study oceanography. In the first semester, they offer a divers certificate program. Courses are taken in the school pool, and, in the second semester, students participate in marine collections with their teacher using their newly developed diving skills.

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