Newlands College is a state, co-educational, uniformed secondary school situated in New Zealand's capital city, Wellington. Newlands College offers:
Situated in the Wellington suburb of Newlands, 10 minutes drive from the city centre.
Classrooms and buildings are of a high standard with a number of brand new teaching facilities and modern specialist teaching areas. The school has 50 acres of grounds, a large recreation centre and artificial turf.
Sport is a vital part of the co-curricular programme at Newlands College. Participation levels are high and the college has a proud record in both team and individual achievements. Over 24 sports are offered from athletics to volleyball.
The Arts and Cultural activities are seen as contributing to the vibrant ethos of the college. Participation and the attainment of excellence in cultural pursuits is valued highly. Activities include an annual production, drama and dance, music tuition and groups, Hapa Haka, Polyclub, debating, filmmaking and many more.
Newlands College will carefully select a homestay family who lives within easy travel distance to Newlands College. Our homestay families are experienced and are regularly monitored to ensure the students have a positive experience. All Newlands College homestay families meet the requirements of the New Zealand Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.
A homestay family will provide you with:
All students who are homestayed by the college are met at the airport by the Homestay Counsellor. She continues to meet regularly with each student to give guidance and to help them adjust to living with a local family.
International Student Support
Newlands College provides comprehensive care for our International Students through our International Student team, coordinated by the Director and supported by a Dean, Homestay Counselors, Form Teachers and ESOL staff. Student ambassadors and buddies also support our International Students.
Quote from an International student:
"There are a wide range of subjects to choose from eg Art Painting, Art Design, Photography and Drama. Also there is an opportunity to accelerate in subjects that I am good at eg Mathematics. The content taught in each subject is deep and I also am able to put theory into practice eg Business Challenge and Market Day. The style of teaching is more relaxed; my teachers are very friendly, supportive and willing to assist me at anytime.
I too feel very relaxed in my learning environment; this has given me great confidence to ask many questions, seek assistance with my work when I need it and talk to my peers about my learning in the classroom.
I have been with my host family for one and a half years. They are take care of me like I am their own daughter. They are interested in my education, take me to lovely places, have introduced me to their friends and other family members. They quickly immersed me into the culture of New Zealand. My home is modern and very comfortable.
Very quickly I made friends with New Zealand and other International Students. My friends and I hang out together; we go to town, we shop, eat, visit places and sometimes we even study together!"