Thinking of joining us? We think you should give it serious thought…
There is something special and exciting about our lively, co-ed school in the heart of New Zealand’s capital city.
We are a community school — whanaungatanga is at the heart of our culture
- Students join us from Year 9 through to Year 13, and we actively engage with our families/whānau throughout the year.
- Our marae and Te Whānau a Taraika are central to our school
- We have a high needs unit, an international department, and Community Education programmes and creche on site.
- We connect to Wellington’s diverse arts, science and cultural scenes.
We push for excellence
- We commit to helping you achieve the qualifications you need for your chosen pathway, be it to university, into a trade or further study.
- Course options are rich and varied – and we are renowned for our Arts, Science and Technology programmes.
- We offer all sporting codes and cultural activities – and some interesting ‘niche’ activities too.
- All students study te reo Māori and tikanga in Year 9 – and can pursue this through all years, including through immersion courses in the senior school.
We foster respectful relationships
- Relational practice and restorative conversation lie at the heart of how we work with young people.
- From Amnesty Club to our UV club, social action and community service are vital themes for our students.
We celebrate diversity
- We welcome students of all cultures, backgrounds, genders and sexualities.
- Your physical and mental wellbeing is actively supported.
- You can express your individuality through what you choose to wear.
We are innovative
- Wellington High is an early adopter of ‘BYOD’ digital technology and we use it to support all learning.
- We offer collaborative, combined courses from Herengatahi classes in Years 9-10 to Sonic Arts and Painted Word in the senior years.
We are co-educational
- Co-ed schools set students up for confident social and emotional relationships in life.
- Students in co-ed schools are more likely to develop healthy self-esteem, respect for others’ perspectives and challenge social stereotypes.
- Brothers and sisters can attend.