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Secondary and primary education providers

Wellington is full of excellent schooling choices, from primary education for young children through to secondary schooling for teenagers.

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Primary and secondary schools are the second level of education in New Zealand and Wellington has a number of excellent schooling options to choose from.

Many children go to a school close to where they live, and many schools have an enrolment scheme called zoning. If you live in an area close to a school (the school’s zone), your child is guaranteed to get a place at that school. If you want your child to go to a school outside the area where you live, you may have to apply and a place is not guaranteed.

To help you with planning where to send your children, we've pulled together a list of some of Wellington's excellent single-sex and co-educational schooling options that are available. 


Co-educational schools

Paraparaumu College

Paraparaumu College is a co-educational state secondary school situated north of Wellington on the Kapiti Coast. It is known for academic excellence and high levels of scholarships for students going on to tertiary studies. A strong sports and arts extra mural programme is offered to students and all students are offered the chance to learn te reo Māori and tikanga (traditional Māori customs).


Boys' schools


Girls' schools


Primary schools


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