Wellington High School is a co-educational, non uniform secondary school in Wellington City. Located close to the city centre it has a multi-ethnic student population of approximately 1000 students. The school has an enrolment scheme that includes all of Wellington City south of a line from Kaiwharawhara Drive to north of Makara.
The school is non-selective and seeks students with a wide range of skills and abilities. It provides inclusive education that uses modern learning technologies and a range of teaching strategies to develop the acquisition of life long, independent learning and research skills. The students are intelligent, creative and inquiring. Effective management systems promote individual responsibility and self-management. Student teacher relationships are mutually respectful and discipline is firm, friendly and fair.
The school tikanga gives guidelines about respect and the students feel safe. Equity is upheld and co-operative learning strategies are used. Students are seen as equal participants in their learning community and are empowered to make their views felt. A broad balanced curriculum at all levels which provides for multi-level study and multiple pathways are designed to make students socially literate. The school seeks academic excellence and has an established reputation in visual and performing arts supported by creative technologies