Wellington Girls’ College

Wellington Girls’ College is a modern school with a long history (established in 1883) and an enviable reputation in NZ and abroad.

Wellington Girls’ College is located close to Wellington city centre, just three minutes walk from the train and bus centre, a five minute walk from downtown shops and cafes, ten minutes from the sea and Wellington’s beautiful waterfront.

WGC has a modern campus with WIFI throughout, a sports field, two gyms, numerous specialist classrooms and laboratories, 30,000 book library plus e-books, and more. The campus is compact and well located to take advantage of the city’s wonderful resources.

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Entry Requirements

• Minimum enrolment is one term
• Preferred entry dates January, April and July
• University entrance course of 18 months is possible
• Students wear uniform in Year 9 – 12, Year 13 students do not wear uniform


WGC teaches NCEA, New Zealand’s national qualification. There is a wide range of subjects to choose from including English, French, Latin, German, Chinese, Mathematics, Calculus, Statistics, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History, Classical Studies, Psychology, Accounting, Economics, Physical Education, Technology, IT, Textiles Design, Art, Photography, Drama, Dance, Music, Media Studies.


One reason for WGC’s popularity is that the school’s academic results are amongst the top in NZ. Another reason is the high levels of participation in the range of activities available outside of the classroom – all activities cater for girls, some are in partnership with Wellington College, our brother school. This high level of participation provides numerous opportunities for leadership, for community service, for personal development, and ensures a positive, up-beat and “can do” attitude throughout the school.

Sport is a big part of life at WGC with 70% of students involved in football, handball, hockey, rowing, sailing, tennis, volleyball, futsal… and many more. Additionally numerous cultural and club opportunities are offered – including three choirs, a concert band, drama, two orchestras , Kapa Haka and more.

There are opportunities to join a range of school-organised activities in and out of Wellington, including outdoor education trips, cultural trips and a Wellington outdoor adventure programme with students from around the region while others sit exams during November.

Pastoral Support

WGC enrols 60-70 students from overseas each year including 10-15 girls from Europe. We have five experienced International staff who oversee academic and English language progammes and provide a high level of care for students at school and in homestay.


Address: Wellington Girls’ College, 18 Pipitea Street, Thorndon, Wellington 6011
Website: http://www.wellington-girls.school.nz/

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