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

Established in 1932, Waihi College is a co-educational school, 10 minutes drive from stunning Waihi Beach and 45 minutes from the vibrant city of Tauranga. We encourage academic excellence and pride ourselves on developing confident, lifelong learners who are well prepared for their future.

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Waihi College has extensive grounds including a farm, a kiwifruit orchard, its own mountain bike track, and an outstanding outdoor education programme, which includes surfing. With a roll averaging 700 students, we are big enough to offer great academic choices yet small enough to feel like a family.

Waihi College values the safety, wellbeing and happiness of our international students very highly. With a full-time International Director and a full-time Homestay Manager on site daily, we have the ability to provide exceptional pastoral care and support. Waihi is less than 2 hours from Auckland International Airport. We can provide personal pick-ups and airport transfers are free of charge. Waihi College is signatory to the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016

The city/community

Less than 2 hours to Auckland Airport, 10 mins to Waihi Beach.

Waihi, based at the foot of the Coromandel Peninsular is New Zealand’s “Heart of Gold” with a rich and fascinating history including over 100 years of goldmining. The region boasts a diverse range of businesses including tourism, manufacturing, dairy and dry-stock farming.

Waihi Beach is situated 11km away in the sunny Bay of Plenty. It is nothing short of pure paradise and with its sub-tropical climate it is one of the most popular holiday destinations in New Zealand

Waihi

Population: 4,500 | Climate: Temperate
Region: Waikato | Lifestyle: Rural

Waihi Beach

Population: 2,000 | Climate: Sub-tropical
Region: Bay of Plenty | Lifestyle: Seaside

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Interested in a tailored High School experience?

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?

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.

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