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Kapiti College

Secondary (Years 9-13, approx age 13-17)

Kapiti College is a co-educational school 45 minutes from Wellington. Our town is a beach resort known for its temperate climate.  The college is meters from the beach and the perfect school for international students to attend.  It offers:

  • a safe and beautiful environment, we are known as The Sunshine Coast of NZ
  • exceptional academic results (recently ranked No 1 NCEA results for co-Ed schools in Wellington and in the top 10 for all schools in Wellington 2014)
  • over 20 years’ experience running an international student programme
  • outstanding pastoral care
  • high quality homestays; we are a decile 8 community
  • an English Language Academy
  • flexible, individualised academic programmes catering for all levels
  • highly rated by the government in the ERO report.

Contact Kapiti College
Physical address

Margaret Road
5032 Raumati Beach
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Phone numbers

04 902 5121

  • Number of students: 1400
  • Number of international students: 65
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Homestay

Kapiti College also offers:

  • academies for golf, basketball, aviation, equestrian, swimming and rugby
  • a 300 seat sports stadium, state of the art technology facilities
  • summer school programme during December/January
  • a strong arts programme which includes dance, drama and film making as academic subjects. Lord of the Rings Producer Peter Jackson is an ex student
  • developing a $3 million performing arts centre at the college
  • Air NZ flies from Auckland direct three times a day to Paraparaumu Airport
  • access to a new $21 million community aquatic centre
Situated at the southern end of the North Island, Wellington was recently named "the coolest little capital in the world" by Lonely Planet.

Nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills, New Zealand's capital city is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty.

Things to do

Relax at Oriental Bay, Wellington’s golden-sand inner-city beach and delve into the many museums, art galleries and theatre shows that make up the city’s pulsing cultural scene. If you’re into the outdoors, Wellington has action-packed adventure activities like mountain biking and sea-water kayaking, as well as beautiful walks around the harbor and surrounding hills. Try the visually stunning Makara Peak track, as well as the City to Sea walk where you can experience the best of Wellington's waterfront. Ride the cable car up the hill to Kelburn for amazing views over the city and enjoy an ice cream at the top.

On the waterfront itself you’ll find Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, New Zealand’s national museum. Te Papa, as it’s colloquially known, means ‘our place’ and is one of the best interactive museums in the world.

A gourmet food experience

Wellington buzzes with delicatessens, cafes and restaurants – it’s a city that enjoys gourmet food and fine wine. Known as the culinary capital of New Zealand, Wellington is famous for its tucked-away bars, quirky cafes, award-winning restaurants and great coffee. Head to Courtenay Place or Cuba Street to get amongst the good stuff.

The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogy

A must for any Lord of The Rings fan, Wellington is home to Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop and the Weta Cave, where you can get a behind-the-scenes look at movie making magic. It’s also a great base for day tours to experience “Middle-earth” scenery.

Close to Wellington

If you want to visit the South Island, Wellington is the city where you can board the inter-island ferry with or without a car. This 3 hour ferry ride offers daily services and is one of the most spectacular in the world. Leaving regularly from Wellington, the ferry takes passengers past the magnificent scenery of the Marlborough Sounds, before berthing in the picturesque town of Picton at the top of the South Island.

Classic New Zealand Wine Trail

A must-stop on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail - an adventure that takes you through some of New Zealand's top wine-producing regions - Wellington is a great place to start your wine-tasting journey. Marlborough, Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay are all a few hours' drive or ferry-ride away from Wellington and offer unforgettable winery experiences.
Main centres: 



Kapiti Island, Levin, Lower Hutt, Otaki, Paraparaumu, Porirua, Upper Hutt, Waikanae

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
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