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For students aged 14 to 18
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Mercury Bay Area School, Whitianga

Mercury Bay Area School was officially opened in 1981 after the amalgamation of the primary and district high school on to one site catering for 5–19 year olds. Even though we are the largest area school in New Zealand we still have a family atmosphere. We pride ourselves on being able to provide our students with a quality education and subjects that make use of our unique environment.

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Our point of difference is our scuba diving Marine Academy Programme and Outdoor Education programmes. Students also have the opportunity to join our plane rebuild group, where students are learning to build an airplane under guidance of experienced mentors.

The community

Whitianga is a small seaside town situated on the eastern seaboard of the Coromandel Peninsula. It is a popular tourist destination because of the diverse range of activities available and stunning scenery. It is in a pristine area of New Zealand with a back drop of the native bush clad Coromandel Ranges and the many beautiful beaches. The population is normally 4,000 and swells to 30,000 over the Christmas/New Year holiday period. We are a safe community with very good facilities.

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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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