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Chilton Saint James School

Primary/Intermediate/Secondary (Years 1-13, approx age 5-17)

Girls are encouraged to participate and succeed in everything they do at Chilton Saint James School. Chilton is a top independent (private) day school for girls from Preschool to Year 13 (ages 2 - 18). Located in the safe, picturesque capital city of Wellington Chilton consistently ranks in the top 5% of Schools nationwide.  The School has a long history of success in the Performing Arts with an internationally recognised choir and one of the largest secondary school orchestras in the Wellington region. Chilton Dance Centre is a leading secondary Dance School in New Zealand with many students moving on to professional dance careers or training. Most Chilton girls participate in sport and the School offers an optional Golf coaching and development programme for International Students.

Contact Chilton Saint James School
Physical address

124 Waterloo Rd Lower Hutt
5010 Wellington
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Phone numbers

64 4 566 4089

  • Number of students: 470
  • Number of international students: 10
  • Females only

Qualifications available

  • International Baccalaureate
  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

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

Accommodation

  • Homestay

Religious Clubs

  • Anglican
 
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.

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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.

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The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogy

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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: 

Wellington

Towns: 

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

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