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Wainuiomata High School




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Welcome to Wainuiomata High School!  We can offer you a supportive and challenging centre of learning for all students. We place high expectations on students to set and achieve goals for themselves. We provide our students with a modern school, excellent facilities, a truly modern curriculum and committed staff.
The High School is in Wainuiomata, a suburb of Lower Hutt, only 15km from the centre of Wellington, the capital city. It is a medium sized co-ed school of around 805 students.

The High School provides a full academic programme. All International Students studying for University Entrance have gone onto University study. We offer safe, warm, comfortable homestays. Our Host Families are closely monitored to insure excellent service. The students at the High School are very friendly and welcoming towards International Students.  We also offer a wide range of sports, cultural and academic clubs.  Students can also take part in sporting activities such as rugby, soccer, badminton, basketball, volleyball, tennis, hockey, waka ama etc.

VISION STATEMENT - A place where excellent teaching and a passion for learning inspire young people to develop the values, competencies and knowledge needed to become life-long learners who positively contribute to society.

More about Wainuiomata High School

Student Stories:

"I liked the nature around Wainuiomata, particularly the birds.  The students were friendly and the teachers helpful.  I tried lots of different courses and my English improved lots!  My homestay family treated me like a family member and the food was great!  I enjoyed my travels in New Zealand."

"While studying at Wainuiomata High School, I liked the New Zealand education system because I could study what I wanted to do. My favourite subject was Tourism. I gained credits towards NCEA while at school. My parents were very pleased!  The students at Wainuiomata High School are nice and friendly. My English has improved and now I feel more confident speaking, writing and reading in English.  My Homestay was really good. It was like a real family so I felt very comfortable.  I really enjoyed my South Island trip I did with New Zealand Education Tours.   The Bungy jump was REALLY scary, but I did it. It was great talking to other international students on this trip."

"Wainuiomata High School is the best school to go to in New Zealand. It was really easy to make Kiwi friends. My host mother was like a second mother to me! The Dean of International Students and the Homestay Coordinator were always there for me, were really easy to talk to and took me and the other international students out on fun activities. Thank you."



Contact details


Wainuiomata High School
Lower Hutt
60 Parkway
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Phone number

+64 04 938 3224
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