STS High School Select
For students aged 14 to 18
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William Colenso College, Napier

William Colenso College opened as Colenso High School in 1959. It was the first co-educational school in the Hawke’s Bay region. In 2004 Colenso High School merged with a local intermediate school to become a Year 7 to Year 13 school and the name was then changed to William Colenso College.

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The school is situated just a few minutes from the centre of the city of Napier. It is also within ten minutes of the airport and the beach. Most homestay situations are within walking distance of the school.

The community

Napier is a coastal city situated on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island about half way between Auckland and Wellington. With a population of around 55,000 it is the port and airport centre for the wine producing, fruit growing, sheep farming region of Hawke’s Bay. Well known for its pleasant climate the region is a popular visitor destination and is known as the Southern Hemisphere’s Art-Deco Capital. It is less than an hour’s flight from either Wellington or Auckland.

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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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