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Solway College

Intermediate / Secondary (Years 7-13)

Our Solway community enjoys welcoming international students from a variety of countries. We feel we learn as much from our visiting students as they learn from us. Located in the beautiful Wairarapa, Solway College has a long and proud history of providing top quality education. Established in 1916 Solway has consistently provided a holistic education for young women from Years 7 to 13. Solway offers a limited number of day girl places and a variety of boarding options.

Students at Solway College excel in academic achievement as shown by the fact that NCEA results are consistently well above the national averages. Solway’s commitment to excellent teaching, small class sizes and catering for the individual needs of each student ensures that this will continue.

Solway offers a full curriculum and a wide range of extra curricula activities.

Solway was established to provide an excellent, progressive education based on Christian teaching and values in a family environment, an education that develops the whole person: intellectually, physically, culturally and spiritually.

Why Choose Solway College??

  • We are a boutique high school for girls
  • It is a place where every girl counts
  • We have top class boarding facilities
  • We have beautiful grounds
  • We are situated in a safe rural environment in the Wellington region
  • Academic success is our priority
  • Sport and Cultural Activities are encouraged
  • We welcome international student applications from a range of countries
  • We know you will make friendships for life, living in such a close and supportive environment
  • Welcome to our family.
  • Please make an enquiry now by emailing office@solwaycollege.school.nz or fill in the application form and send to office@solwaycollege.school.nz or post to PO Box 464 Masterton 5810 New Zealand
  • If you require more information, please contact the International Director by email or phone +64 06 378 2219.

Contact Solway College
Physical address

Fleet Street
5810 Masterton
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Phone numbers

+64 06 378 2219

  • Females only

Qualifications available

  • Certificate III
Wairarapa is an hour’s drive north of Wellington. Visit the vineyards of Martinborough or Cape Palliser, the southernmost point of the North Island.

Coming from Wellington, you drive over the winding Rimutaka Hill road. Halfway down there’s a corner where the whole vista of the Wairarapa opens up before you, bush-clad ranges to the west across flat plains to a rugged coast on the east.

A rural area with an off-the-beaten-track charm, the Wairarapa offers the traveller a wide range of experiences. Head up to the Waiohine Gorge at the foot of the Tararuas and a swing bridge is your gateway to tramping tracks into the ranges. Head out to Cape Palliser on the coast and you’ll pass through the tiny fishing village of Ngawi where you’ll see a colourful array of old bulldozers and tractors parked on the beach.

The towns have their own individual character and charm. Martinborough is the centre of the local wine industry – take a tour of the vineyards - while Greytown has an architectural charm and is a favourite weekend getaway for Wellingtonians.
Accommodation ranges from boutique hotels to homestay cottages. Having a car for transport works best; it’s a big area.
Main centres: 



Carterton, Eketahuna, Featherston, Greytown, Martinborough

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
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