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Schools

Lower Hutt has over 50 schools - these schools have international student programmes that we recommend that are part of Education Wellington.

St. Bernards College

An integrated Catholic secondary school for boys from Year 7–13. Its priority is to create a school which challenges each student to reach their full potential spiritually, academically and socially.  A culturally diverse school that welcomes international students from around the globe.
Find out more.  

Chilton St James

Be assured of the highest quality education in a prestigious traditional, independent all girls’ school.  Students enjoy a wide range of extracurricular sport, music and dance options and a place in one of New Zealand’s top performing schools. 

Hutt Valley High School

Is the largest school in Wellington. It' s a co-educational secondary school providing a high quality education for all students within a safe and stimulating environment. Offers a wide range of subject options; six languages are taught. Strengths in music, performing arts, technology and full sports programme available with competition at elite national level.  Nobel Prize Winner Alan MacDiarmid attended Hutt Valley High School. Find out more.  

Sacred Heart College

A Catholic girls’ college in central Lower Hutt, providing secondary education from Years 9 to Year 13. It is a college where excellence is pursued and celebrated within a caring and Christian atmosphere with a strong emphasis on music, drama and public speaking. Find out more.  

Wainuiomata High School

A multicultural, co-educational, state secondary school. It provides a dynamic and engaging school community in which students feel challenged, valued and supported. Extremely well supported as an International Student with safe, warm, large, roomy and comfortable homestays. Find out more.