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2021 PROSPECTUS Te Kāreti Tamatāne o Te Whanganui-a-Tara WELLINGTON COLLEGE Dufferin Street, PO Box 16073, Wellington NZ 6242 Telephone: 04 802 2520 • Website: www.wc.school.nz Email: info@wc.school.nz • enrolments@wc.school.nz

Nau mai, haere mai!


Talofa lava, Ni sa bula vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Mālō nī, Noa'ia, Aloha!

experts in their subject disciplines,

As teachers, one of our most rewarding

professional in their approach and who

experiences is to work alongside

clearly understand the importance

and support our younger students

of developing connections and

to care for them, to see them grow

relationships with the young men of

and develop over their time with us,

Wellington College.

and then watch them step beyond our school gates to make a positive

Tēnā koutou katoa

Wellington College has outstanding

impact on the wider community. We

academic achievement. We also

would be delighted if you could join

I am delighted to welcome you to

have a vast range of vibrant sporting,

us by enrolling your son at Wellington

Wellington College through our 2021

cultural, leadership and artistic



opportunities for all our students to enjoy. These activities all develop

Thank you for your interest in

Wellington College is a wonderful

skills, character and relationships

Wellington College. I look forward to

community of learners – our students,

which will be with them for the rest

meeting you, and discussing how we

parents and whānau, teachers and

of their lives. As our students refer to

can work and grow together as part of

other staff. It’s great to have you with us.

themselves as ‘Coll Boys’, we use the

the Wellington College community.

acronym ‘COLL’, as a way of linking and Nāku noa, nā

As a former student of Wellington

remembering our school values. These

College, it is an enormous privilege

are Community, Oranga (or well-being),

and honour to be Principal of this

Learning together and Leadership.

Gregor Fountain

great school. I am inspired by the

Our ‘COLL’ values provide a focus for


commitment of our staff to the

our work as we serve others, develop

achievement of all our students.

leadership and care for each other as

We have people here who are

we learn together.

COMMUNITY - whĀnau Our Story

Ko Matairangi te maunga

education, many argue that it was

and in 1987, an equally impressive

Ko Raukawa, ko Te Whanganui a Tara

during the Headmastership of J P

Arts Centre was opened, including a

ngā moana

Firth (1892-1920) that the ethos of the

large music suite and theatre. This was

Ko Hauwai te roto

College was forged. During this era, Old

followed by the establishment of the

Ko Waitangi te awa

Boys of the College readily volunteered

Computer Technology Centre, the

Ko Te Akatārewa te pā tūwatawata

to serve in the First World War and 225

Rees-Thomas Science Block, the Girvan

Ko Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o te

Old Boys made the supreme sacrifice.

Library and a student services centre.

Ika te mana whenua

More recently, Wellington College has

Ko Te Kāreti Tamatāne o Te

Between the wars, an ambitious

been proud to unveil a new block

Whanganui-a-Tara te kura

building programme was undertaken

devoted to Languages, the Frank Crist

which included a boarding

Centre which incorporates the Sports

establishment – Firth House, and a Hall

Academy and International Students’

Wellington College is a progressive

built as a memorial to those Old Boys

Centre. In November 2018, our new

school which values belonging and

killed in WWI.

and state-of-the-art Memorial Hall and

Tiaho te ao, tiaho te ao mārama e!

connection. We have a proud history

Performing Arts Centre was opened

of outstanding academic achievement

In the decades following the two world

by the Prime Minister, Rt Hon. Jacinda

and a record of national success in

wars as society underwent a change,


both sports and in the performing arts.

so too did the school. While respect for those who had come before remained

Today, Wellington College is one

Wellington College opened on its

a strong theme, the post-war era saw

of the top-performing academic

present site on 17 October, 1874. The

the end of cadets, the introduction of

schools in the country. While academic

site of the school is connected to the

a senior uniform, and a wider range

excellence remains a strong focus,

Taranaki Whānui – Te Upoko o Te Ika,

of activities becoming a part of the

caring for the wellbeing of our learners

who are the Tangata Whenua of our

expanding co-curricular programme.

as they navigate their school years

area. Wellington College continues

is fundamental to the ethos of the

to recognise the significance of this

As Wellington College has grown and


connection as an important aspect of

become more diverse, the facilities

both our shared past and present.

have developed in a way that reflects

The history of the College is preserved

the progressive aspirations of our

through the Wellington College

While the school is proud of its legacy

school. Firth House was demolished

Museum and Archives.

and ongoing contribution to boys’

to make way for a new Sports Centre,

leadership - rangatiratanga

A message from our 2020 Head Prefects As the Student Leaders this year,

The school has many events in the

at the National Big Sing Festival,

we thought it would be useful to

calendar to look forward to and one

national success in Debating, Sheilah

share some of the things that we

of the highlights is the Wellington

Winn drama groups being recognised

connect with and love about this

College Runathon. This is a time

nationally, and the Big Band winning a

school. Wellington College provides an

where everyone at the school comes

number of awards at a national level.

opportunity for new beginnings and a

together to support those less

fresh start. You’re all in the same boat,

fortunate. It is one of the many events

Although striving for excellence is a key

joining a school of 1800 boys. It doesn’t

where you build strong relationships,

part of Wellington College, it's a great

matter if 50 boys from your school

not only with your year group but also

idea to get involved with a variety of

come, or one. The boys you’ll meet at

the older boys at the school.

new activities. You don’t have to be an

Coll will be your mates for life, whether you knew them before or not.

expert to get involved and this is why The sporting opportunities offered at

so many boys at the school choose

Wellington College are second-to-

to get involved in social or all-comers

During your time at Coll, you’ll hear

none, with excellent facilities including


the word ‘brotherhood’ used a lot - at

both a school gym and an all-weather

first many of us were skeptical, but it

training turf. The school offers a wide

The teachers and staff at Coll are like

doesn’t take long before you realise

range of options for both summer and

no others, willing to go above and

that you really do belong here. The

winter codes for all athletes. Recently

beyond to help you achieve your

jump into college life can be daunting,

the College has had huge success in the

goals in and outside the classroom.

but we can assure you that everyone

athletics scene, winning the McEvedy

The effort put in by the students is

finds his own groove. At a school of our

Shield for the sixth year in a row.

replicated by the teachers, creating

size, it is always possible to find people

the perfect environment to strive for

who have the same interests as you,

Wellington College also has a long

meaning that there are a large number

history of strong performing Rugby,

of extracurricular activities in which to

Football, Cricket and Hockey teams.

The shared journey through Wellington

get involved. There is so much more

We also have many high achieving arts

College will help you bond, and build

to Wellington College than five classes

groups to get involved with, including

lifelong relationships.

a day.

the WC Chorale who achieved Silver

Kia wehe atu ki te ao whānui kua ngākanui mātou ki tau e whakapono ana. "When we go out into the world, may we take with us the ideal of service".


O le ala i le pule o le tautua. The way to authority is through service.

LEARNING TOGETHER - AKO Academic Programme: Year 9

WELLINGTON COLLEGE’S Year 9 students are required to study a programme which covers each of the eight learning areas outlined in the New Zealand Curriculum. English

Te Reo Māori + one other Language



Health and Physical Education


Social Sciences

The Arts [Music and Art]

All Year 9 students will study a half-

The Integrated Studies course is for

year course of Te Reo Māori and they

students who have English as their first

must choose one other language from

language but have displayed gaps in

Chinese, French, Japanese, Latin or

their literacy skills at primary school.


This course uses material from other subjects offered in Year 9 to help

English Language (previously

improve their literacy. Entry to the

called English for Speakers of Other

Integrated Studies course is at the

Languages) is offered to students from

invitation of the Dean of Year 9. In most

a non-English speaking background

cases, students studying Integrated

who need extra support with English.

Studies do so in the place of the language option.

Bring your own device WELLINGTON COLLEGE has a Bring

We also feel that either a Chromebook

Your Own Device (BYOD) approach.

or Laptop would be a better learning tool than a tablet. However, if you

We recommend that all Year 9 and

already have a tablet, or feel that a

Year 10 students bring a Chromebook

tablet would be best for your son, that’s

or Laptop to maximise the benefits of a

also fine.

connected learning environment. We also encourage all other year

Wellington College wants to ensure

groups to bring a Chromebook or

that our students are prepared for the

Laptop to enhance their learning.

demands and opportunities of the digital age. Our BYOD programme will

We are acutely aware that we are

help us meet that goal.

part of an ever-changing world of technology and communication.

We work with our students to

Therefore, we have invested heavily in

continually develop our Digital

the infrastructure required for ultra-

Citizenship Responsible use Guidelines.

fast broadband internet and all of our

Rather than developing a list of rules,

students have access to this through

which become outdated quickly and

our wireless system.

often provide loopholes to exploit, we have attempted to ground the

From our experience, while mobile

preferred behaviours in our school

phones can connect to our wireless,

values. This framework supports us

they don’t have the sophisticated

to educate and shape our students’

functionality or size to be of real benefit

thinking about their use of ICT.

to the students’ learning.


Academic Programme: Years 10-13  YEAR 10 As with Year 9, Wellington College’s Year 10 students are required to study a programme which covers each of the eight learning areas outlined in the New Zealand Curriculum. English




Health and Physical Education


Social Sciences

The Arts [Music and Art]

Within this framework, students are required to make option choices in three areas. GROUP ONE (Learning Languages) • Select One

GROUP TWO (The Arts) • Select One


Visual Art






GROUP THREE (Social Sciences) Half-Year Courses • Select Two





Te Reo Māori


English Language One option must be selected from

Three and University Entrance. Many

Group One, one from Group Two and

Wellington College students study

two options (half-year) from Group

courses from different curriculum


levels in the same year.

 YEARS 11, 12 and 13


In Year 11, all students study six subjects

Each year, a large number of

(English, Mathematics, Science and

Wellington College students in both

three other subjects) and most

Year 12 and Year 13 gain NZ Scholarship

students work towards gaining their

and Outstanding Scholarship awards

National Certificate of Educational

in the New Zealand Scholarship

Achievement (NCEA) Level One.

examinations. Wellington College students constantly feature in the NZ

In Year 12, all students study six subjects

Qualifications Authority’s Prestigious

(English, Mathematics and four other

Awards for students who come first

subjects) and most work towards

in their subject in New Zealand or

gaining their National Certificate of

gain Outstanding Scholarships in a

Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level

range of subjects. In recent years,


several of these students have also won scholarships to attend prestigious

In Year 13, students study either five or

universities in the United Kingdom and

six subjects and most work towards

the United States.

gaining the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level

curriculum guide for 2021 as at 8 June, 2020 and could be subject to change.










Options: (Choose FIVE or SIX)


O English


O Mathematics

Science Visual Arts/Music

Social Sciences/ Social Inquiry Te Reo Māori: Semester Course Languages: (Select ONE) Semester Course. Chinese, French, Japanese, Latin OR Spanish

O English


Mathematics O (Two Courses) Science O Science O O (Two Courses) Options: Arts: Full Year Courses O (Select ONE) Visual O (Must select any THREE) Arts, Drama OR Music Biology OR Social Sciences: Space and Rocket Semester Courses Science OR O (Select TWO) O Commerce, Physics Geography OR History O Languages: Full Year Courses (Select ONE) Chinese, French, German, Japanese, O Latin, Spanish OR Te Reo Māori



Only ONE may be selected from above)

Materials Technology OR Technology

O Technology


Digital Technology Design and Visual Communication

Health and Physical Education


Health and Physical Education

English O English (Four Courses) Options (Select FIVE) Mathematics


Physical Education Academy of Sport Chinese French German Japanese Latin Samoan Spanish Te Reo Māori English Language Drama Music Geography History Accounting Economics Art Design OR Art: Painting and Printmaking

Statistics Mathematics (Three Courses)


Biology (Two Courses)








Classical Studies

Classical Studies

Media Studies

Media Studies

Tourism Materials Technology OR Digital Technology Media OR Design and Visual Communication Digital Technology Science

Tourism Materials Technology OR Digital Technology Media OR Design and Visual Communication Digital Technology Science

Physical Education

Physical Education

Experiential PE Academy of Sport Chinese French German Japanese Latin Samoan Spanish Te Reo Māori English Language Drama Performing Arts Māori Performing Arts Music Geography History Accounting Economics Business Art History Art (Up to two of four courses) Pathways Construction Retail and Hospitality

Experiential PE Academy of Sport Chinese French German Japanese Latin Spanish Te Reo Māori English Language Drama Performing Arts Music Geography History Accounting Economics Business Art History Art (Up to two of four courses) Gateway Construction

oranga - well-being Student Support

Guidance Counsellors. Counselling is

call for any student who has sustained

confidential and free. The Counsellors

an injury or is feeling unwell. Contact by

Responsible to the Principal for the

also have access to a number of

the School Nurse will be made in the

day-to-day running of the College and

external agencies that can assist in

first instance to a parent in order for the

the overall management of curriculum,

certain situations.

student to be taken home or to receive

 Associate Principal and Deputy Principals

further medical attention as required.

guidance and pastoral needs of students.

 The School Chaplain The Chaplain takes an interest in and

 Enrolment Interviews

 Deans

supports both students and staff, and

All new students, along with their

The Deans liaise with the Associate

where needed, walks the journey with

parents, are invited to meet with

Principal and Deputy Principals


the Principal or another senior staff member. This is an opportunity to

regarding matters affecting their year groups. They are responsible for a year

 Peer Support

discuss the student's interests and

level. Matters affecting an individual

An extensive Peer Support

needs as he transitions to Wellington

student should first be referred to the

programme, run by our Year 13 leaders


Dean of the appropriate year group.

under the supervision of the College Chaplain and Guidance Counsellors,

 Careers’ Adviser

 Tutor Teacher

facilitates the smooth integration of our

Both students and parents may seek

Oversees a class of approximately 18-22

Year 9 students into life at Wellington

advice from the Careers’ Adviser

students. The Tutor Teacher liaises with


in matters relating to vocational opportunities. Parents should

the Dean regarding matters affecting students in their Tutor class. Parents

 Māori Student Mentor and

may be contacted directly by the Tutor

Pacific Student Mentor

regarding a student’s attitude, progress

The Māori and Pacific Student

or attendance.

Mentors support Māori and Pacific ākonga (students) within the College

 Guidance Counsellors


Most students will visit the Guidance

Adviser’s office. Attendance Early Notification System

 School Nurse and First Aid

that notifies parents and caregivers of

The College has a well-equipped and

their son’s non-attendance at school.

fully staffed First Aid Room.

The system uses both text and email messages to alert parents and

Counsellors on a self-referral basis. Parents may also seek the advice of the

students can go directly to the Careers’

The College has a system in place

The Guidance Counsellors are impartial and responsible directly to the Principal.

telephone for appointments while

The First Aid Room is the first port of

caregivers of those who are absent.

oranga - well-being

Student Learning Support - Te Pou Whirinaki Wellington College’s Student/

2. Students with special difficulties

learning difficulties, physical disability,

Learning Support Department, Te

Students in this category experience

sight or hearing impairment, or a

Pou Whirinaki, is focused on providing

some special difficulties because

medical condition.

support and care for students finding

of conditions such as Aspergers

learning difficult because of special

Syndrome, Tourettes Syndrome etc.

To be eligible for SACs, data to support

education needs, mental or physical

These students are mainstreamed and

the application is needed from either

health issues, plus literacy and/or

are supported by the Student/

a registered assessor or from school-

numeracy problems. The Māori name

Learning Support Department and in

based evidence. This assessment

for the Department, Te Pou Whirinaki,

some cases also receive teacher aide

must have been carried out within

literally means “post to lean on, pillar


the previous two years, for students

of support, dependable and reliable

entering national qualifications.

person” and this is what we try to

3. ORS or ACC funded students

embody as a Team.

The needs of these students are

6. Additional focus areas

considered severe enough that they

The Student/Learning Support

The support available falls into six

attract special funding which enables

Department: Te Pou Whirinaki is also


them to be fully mainstreamed with

involved with:

teacher aide support.

• student mentoring

1. Students who require support in

• peer tutoring


4. Dyslexia and other specific

In Year 9, students who are having

learning needs

difficulties with literacy are invited to

Wellington College recognises that

take ‘Integrated Studies’ as an option

Dyslexia and other learning needs can

Getting in touch

subject. This programme is designed to

have a significant impact on student

Included in the on-line Enrolment

support students’ English classes and

achievement. Our school

Application form is a section

also to help them with the language

is committed to supporting these

under ‘Special Needs’ that must be

demands across the curriculum.

students through staff professional

completed for students who require

learning, special assessment conditions

any form of learning support assistance

and a range of support strategies.

and/or students who suffer major

In Year 10, students who still have literacy issues are invited to continue

• supporting the general well-being of students.

medical conditions.

with the ‘Integrated Studies’ option. In

5. Special Assessment Conditions

the senior school, departments often


offer alternative courses which allow

Special Assessment Conditions may be

low literacy students to achieve.

provided for students with recognised

WHĀNAU - community

There is a range of support groups that make an invaluable contribution to the life of Wellington College. Dates for their various meetings and special events are advertised in the school calendar and on the College website under ‘Our Community’.  Te Piringa (The Whānau Support Group) supports the College in its aim of creating an environment in which Māori students can experience success as Māori.  Parents in the Pasifika Support Group focus on providing support for the College’s Pacific students.  Wellington College Parents is a group of enthusiastic volunteers who organise a range of events to foster a sense of school community and to connect families to each other and the school. There are opportunities to be co-opted onto significant events like the recent Art Expo and the 150th Celebrations in 2017. We try to improve the experience of students, families and staff at Wellington College and we hope you will join us! The more involved you are in the College, the richer the experience for both you and your sons.  As well as these parent groups, the College has a very strong Old Boys’ Association which provides a network for former students of Wellington College. There are over 10,000 active members.  Communications There are a number of ways the College communicates with its community.  Weekly emails and videos from the Principal highlight upcoming events and news from the week.  The College’s website highlights both news and notices relevant to both students and parents. We encourage you to check our website on a regular basis to keep up-to-date on relevant matters.


WHĀNAU - community  The annual yearbook - The Wellingtonian, covers highlights of the school year and is issued to students who ordered a copy through their school donations.  The Wellington College App gives you instant access to notices, the parent portal, contact details etc. Just search for ‘Wellington College’ on Apple’s App Store or Android Apps on Google.  The College’s Uniform Shop  All uniform items are available from the Uniform Shop. The Shop is open on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11.00am to 1.30pm and on other dates advertised from time-to-time.  In addition, the Uniform Shop purchases second-hand uniforms from parents.  Sport at Wellington College With over 30 different sports available, there is a huge variety to choose from. Some sports are run as clubs, while others are convened by staff members, parents or through local club administrators. Our school has a fine reputation for its very high participation rate in sport and for its sporting success, catering for all levels of ability. Our website contains information on all sports offered as well as the structure around how each sport is operated, costs and on-line registration. Everything you need to know about sport can be found there.  The Performing Arts The College is known for its success in the Arts and all students are encouraged to participate in the extensive extracurricular Arts programme. The Arts provide and opportunity for students to acquire new skills and interests to develop their talents. The success and wide involvement by students contributes to the inclusive culture of our school.  The Girvan Library The Girvan Library (open 8.00am to 4.30pm) is the heart of independent learning, information and resources for staff and students. Library staff are on hand to help with class and individual student research and reading suggestions.

Enrolment scheme  HOME ZONE

Town Belt boundary (houses on both


All students whose usual and

sides of Palliser Road are included in

Each year, the Board will determine

permanent place of residence is

the zone).

the number of places which are likely

within the College zone shall be

to be available in the following year

entitled to enrol at the school. The

From here the boundary follows the

for the enrolment of students who live

following is a description of the zone.

Town Belt south-west to Alexandra

outside the home zone. The Board

For further information and maps of

Road and along Alexandra Road to

will publish this information by notice

the zone boundaries, please see the

a point opposite Mein Street (and

in the ‘Dominion Post’. The notice will

College website, Students who live

including all houses on the west side of

indicate how applications are to be

outside the College zone can apply

Alexandra Road), continuing west along

made and will specify a date by which

for entry by ballot. Click on the link

Mein Street (and including houses on

all applications must be received. This

here to enrol on-line: Wellington

both sides) to the intersection of Mein

information will also be available on

College Enrolment.

Street, Riddiford Street and Hall Street.

the College’s website.

The boundary continues west along In the north, the boundary of the area

Hall Street (including houses on both

Enrolment process for students who

shall be a line extending from the

sides) and across Hutchison Road

live outside the home zone.

south side of the junction of

(excluding all of Finnimore Terrace,

The Board will publish this information

Kaiwharawhara Road and the Hutt

Pearce Street, Dransfield Street and

by notice in the ‘Dominion Post’. The

Road, proceeding up the Valley to the

Moffitt Street) to Connaught Terrace;

notice will indicate how applications

intersection of Churchill Drive and

along Connaught Terrace (both

are to be made and will specify a date

Chartwell Drive, excluding the Ngaio

sides included in the zone) to the

by which all applications must be

Gorge Road and Trelissick Crescent.

intersection with Washington Ave (and

received. This information will also be

From the intersection and excluding

including numbers 150/151 and north in

available on the College website.

Chartwell Drive and all streets west in

Washington Ave), then north-west to

Chartwell and north in Crofton Downs,

the intersection of Taft Street and

If there are more applicants in the

proceed south-west along Churchill

McKinley Crescent (the zone includes

second, third, fourth, or fifth priority

Drive (both sides of Churchill Drive are

both sides of Taft Street); then west to

groups than there are places available,

in zone south of number 117 continuing

Ohiro Road, excluding Mornington

selection within the priority group

along Wilton Road and through to

Road and Lincoln Street and Kopiko

will be by a ballot conducted in

Curtis Street). Houses on both sides are

Way. The boundary then turns in a

accordance with instructions issued by

included in the zone).

south-westerly direction to the western

the Secretary for Education under

end of Ohiro Road so that all streets

Section IIG(1) of the Education Act 1989.

All of Karori is in zone. Houses on either

south of numbers 263/250 Ohiro Road

Parents will be informed of the date

side of Makara Road and all of Makara

are outside the zone.

of any ballot by notice in a daily or

Beach Road (houses on both sides) are

community newspaper and on the

in zone. All houses along Takarau Gorge

Proof of residence within the home

College website. Applicants seeking

Road are excluded.

zone will be required.

second or third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling

In the south, the boundary of the area


shall be from the junction of Evans Bay Parade and Maida Vale Road (all of Maida Vale Road and Evans Bay Parade north of the intersection are in zone); thence via the pedestrian walkway and cutting across Grafton Road (number 61 Grafton Road and north are included in zone) near the junction with Palliser Road; then following Palliser Road (excluding Thane Road and Robison Lane) to the

Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority: First Priority

Applicants whose permanent place of residence is within the College zone

Second Priority Applicants who are siblings of current students Third Priority

Applicants who are siblings of former students

Fourth Priority

Applicants who are sons of former students of the College

Fifth Priority

Applicants who are either sons of an employee of the School or sons of a Member of the Board of the School

Sixth Priority

All other applicants.

Enrolment scheme Warning: Dishonest Enrolment and

It has sometimes been brought to the

should remain living within the zone for

Criminal Offences

Board’s attention that a number of

at least 24 months from the date they

If any issues arise from the above

families have been renting property

start at the College.

information, the Board may wish

within the College Zone, while retaining

to interview you to ensure the

ownership of their homes outside

 Results of the Ballot

genuineness of the application. If your

the zone. Where this is the case, the

Section 1 1J(3)(b) of the Education Act

application for enrolment is declined,

Board has determined that it will need

requires boards to make ballot results

you may appeal the Board’s decision

to be satisfied (on the basis of an

available for inspection. Hitherto,

by asking the Ministry of Education to

interview) that the move to rent was

Wellington College has fulfilled this

direct the Board to enrol the student;

not temporary.

duty by keeping a copy of the results

application forms are available from the Ministry’s local office. (Ref:

at the College Reception (and on our Further, it is advised that students


Education Act s11.O, 11.OA and 11.P). The Ministry of Education has advised that parents should be warned of the possible consequences of deliberately attempting to gain unfair priority in enrolment by knowingly giving a false address or making an in-zone living arrangement which they intend to be only temporary. For example: • renting accommodation in-zone on a short-term basis; or • arranging temporary board in-zone with a relative or family friend. The College may actively collect information to ensure that enrolment data provided is accurate. If the College learns that a student is no longer living at the in-zone address given at the time of application for enrolment, and has reasonable grounds to believe that a temporary inzone residence has been used for the purpose of unfairly gaining priority in enrolment at the College, then the Board may review the enrolment. Unless the parents can provide a satisfactory explanation within 10 days, the Board may annul the enrolment. This course of action is provided for under Section 11.OA of the Education Act 1989. The address given at the time of application for enrolment must be the student’s usual place of residence when

2021 Enrolment Process FOR IN-ZONE YEAR 9 STUDENTS, enrolment applications for 2021 may be made at any time during the year prior to the start of school (1 February, 2021), but we recommend that applications be submitted on-line by Monday, 27 July, 2020 to allow planning for out-of-zone numbers. OUT-OF-ZONE APPLICATIONS FOR YEAR 9 STUDENTS for 2021 must be submitted on-line no later than 4.00pm on Monday, 27 July 2020. The outof-zone Ballot for Year 9, 2021 will take place on Friday, 7 August 2020 and parents will be notified in writing of the outcome on Wednesday, 12 August 2020. Parents will have 14 days to respond to an offer of a place.  YEAR 10 - YEAR 13 For IN-ZONE, years 10 to 13 students, enrolment applications for 2021 may be made at any time during the year prior to the start of school (1 February, 2021), but should preferably be submitted on-line by Thursday, 15 October, 2020 to allow planning for out-of-zone numbers. OUT-OF-ZONE applications for years 10 to 13 must be submitted on-line no later than 4.00pm on Thursday, 15 October 2020. The Out-of-Zone Ballot for years 10 - 13, 2020 will be held on Monday, 2 November 2020 and parents will be notified in writing of the outcome on Thursday, 5 November, 2020. Parents will have 14 days to respond to an offer of a place. All new students, along with their parents, are invited to meet with the Principal or another senior staff member. This is an opportunity to discuss the student's interests and needs as he transitions to Wellington College. All applications should be signed, and a copy of the birth certificate (and passport if the student was born outside New Zealand) should be attached. In-zone applications must also provide a rates notice plus either a telephone or electricity account and/or bank statement. Click on the link here to enrol on-line: Wellington College Enrolment.

the College is open for instruction.

school donations for 2021 WELLINGTON COLLEGE has set and

 School Development Projects

 The Wellingtonian Subscription

achieved standards for the provision


This is the College magazine which

of education and facilities equal to

This covers major building projects and

records the events of the year, and

the best offered by any New Zealand

is administered by the Board of

which is issued in the following year.

school. Our students’ high level of

Trustees. By donating, parents are able

achievement and participation in all

to support the funding of amenities

We are grateful for the on-going

spheres of education - academic,

currently being used by their sons and

financial support from Wellington

sporting and cultural activities, and the

to bring forward future developments.

College parents which enables us to

strong demand for entry to the College is ample evidence of its success.

offer high quality programmes and  Technology Donation


This donation covers the cost of Staff give a great deal of their

infrastructure required to service 21st

personal time outside normal College

century teaching and learning needs.

hours to support and maintain this achievement. Much assistance and time is also freely provided by parents, and every effort is made to keep costs as low as possible. Nevertheless,

DONATIONS Curriculum Donation

Per student


Technology Donation

One student attending


Two students attending


Three students attending


achieving and maintaining these standards requires a level of funding that is regrettably well beyond that provided by the state. Financial support

School Development Projects One student attending Donation Two students attending Three students attending

by parents is therefore vital if students are to participate in a truly broad and

Extracurricular Donation

challenging education.

$170.00 $220.00 $300.00

One student attending


Two students attending


Three students attending


following areas for which there is either

The Wellingtonian Magazine

Cost per copy (Optional)


inadequate or no government funding:


One student attending


Donations paid by parents cover the

Plus 1 x Wellingtonian


 Curriculum: General Donation

Two students attending


This donation helps cover costs such as

Plus 1 x Wellingtonian


photocopying and teaching resources

Plus 2 x Wellingtonians


which have increased

Three students attending


Plus 1 x Wellingtonian


significantly over the past few years.  Extra-Curricular Activities Donation This covers equipment, facilities hire,

Plus 2 x Wellingtonians


Plus 3 x Wellingtonians


All donations are tax deductible.

co-curricular activities including sports, music, drama, public speaking, debating, cultural activities, work exploration, clubs, and various student competitions. The objective is to encourage wide participation in these activities by partially subsidising them, while retaining a user-pays content for specialised activities with higher per person costs. The donation is calculated on a sliding scale, reducing if more than one son attends the College.

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