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Wellington East Girls' College

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

Welcome to Wellington East Girls’ College, a state school set amidst park like grounds in the heart of the capital city of New Zealand.  Our 1000 students will tell you that their school and their teachers are friendly, tolerant and creative.  Dedication to study and good work habits means that academic results are strong and all students are encouraged to work at their highest level throughout the year.

We welcome students from many countries in the world and this mix of cultures is celebrated and supported by the school community.  Our English Language department is led by a team of dedicated and caring teachers and offers courses across all levels of English learning throughout the school year.

Contact Wellington East Girls' College
Physical address

Austin Street Mount Victoria
6011 Wellington
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Phone numbers

64 4 385 8514

  • Number of students: 1,000
  • Number of international students: 30
  • Females only

Qualifications available

  • Certificate
  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

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


  • Homestay

Religious Facilities (on-site)

  • Multi-faith

Religious Clubs

  • Christian

Academic learning is well supported by quality teachers and excellent school facilities. Modern classrooms, a science block, music suites, swimming pool, two full sized gymnasiums, outdoor tennis/netball courts and a large playing field creates an exceptional learning environment. Our English Language department runs small classes for international students – ranging from English Reception to Academic Language, which is the study of vocabulary associated with mathematics, science and history/geography.

We encourage students to participate in an extra curricular activity while at school such as dance, drama, sport, music or one of our many clubs such as library, humanitarian, writing and many more.

The school is well known for it's success in sport with many teams winning national titles.  In addition to the winning teams, we have many more at lower entry level where students get the benefit of playing in a friendly team, keeping fit and meeting lots of new people.

Please ask for more information - we would love to share our beautiful school with you!

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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