STS High School Select
For students aged 14 to 18
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Kapiti College, Paraparaumu

Kapiti College is a co-educational school with 1300 NZ students and 75 international fee payers from eleven countries. We are 45 minutes from Wellington and our town is a beach resort known for its temperate climate. The college is meters from the beach and the perfect school for international students to attend.

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It offers:

  • a safe and beautiful environment, we are known as The Sunshine Coast of NZ
  • exceptional academic results (recently ranked No 1 NCEA results for co-ed schools in Wellington and in the top 10 for all schools in Wellington)
  • over 20 years’ experience running an international student programme
  • outstanding pastoral care
  • high quality home stays; we are a decile 8 community
  • academies for golf, basketball, aviation, equestrian, swimming and rugby
  • an English Language Academy
  • flexible, individualized academic programmes catering for all levels
  • 300 seat sports stadium, state of the art technology facilities
  • summer School programme during December/ January
  • a strong arts programme which includes dance, drama and film making as academic subjects. Lord of the Rings Producer Peter Jackson is an ex student
  • developing a $10 million performing arts center at the college
  • Air NZ flies from Auckland direct three times a day to Paraparaumu Airport
  • access to a new $21 million community aquatic center
  • highly rated by the government in the ERO report

The community

Our town has only 60,000 people but it is very close to our capital city, Wellington. You can take a train and it is only one hour away. Our town is by a beautiful beach. It is a resort town and tourism is one of our main businesses. It is a very safe place and the people are kind and friendly.

Four reasons to choose Kapiti College

  • safe community
  • beautiful environment
  • top academic school
  • golf, dance, music and drama academies
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Interested in choosing where you want to study and where you want to live? STS can help you choose the school of your liking that supports your favorite sport, academic etc.

What's included

Air fares to host family and back
School fees
Personal one-to-one support with your visa and school applications
Full board (e.g. breakfast, lunch & dinner) at a carefully selected host family
24-hour telephone support
Free interview
STS kick-off and preparation event in your home country
Welcome Camp
Local representative in host country to assist and support during your exchange
STS High School Diploma
STS Returnee Club
Local get togethers with other exchange students in the area

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Interested in a tailored High School experience?

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