Wanganui City College
...the school with heart* Learn in our bicultural co-educational high school of 400 * Live in a coastal North Island town on the Whanganui River * Enjoy the easy accessibility to the mountains, river and sea * Become a part of a new warm host family * Challenge yourself in the man sports and extra-curricular activities * Participate in a unique Academic+ programme Wanganui is a small city with a population of 45,000 people, situated on the west coast of the North Island alongside the picturesque Whanganui River. Wanganui is a small, safe community, with many amenities focussed on providing pastimes for the district’s teenagers. The climate in Wanganui is very temperate, making it attractive all year round. The flight from Auckland to Wanganui is only one hour and we meet all students at Wanganui Airport.
Manawatu - Wanganui
The Manawatu and Wanganui districts are popular with international students.
Wanganui City College is a small, multi-cultural, co-educational school of approximately 450 students. Because we are a small school, we are able to foster a family orientated environment. We pride ourselves on our ability to care for and nurture every student in our school and encourage all students to participate in extra-curricular activities such as sport, music or cultural groups. Additionally we boast high levels of academic achievement.
Academic Programme All students are encouraged to strive to achieve their best. The College offers a broad curriculum which, prepares students for university and other tertiary education. Our curriculum enables students to develop self-confidence and to pursue their interests.
Subjects on offer include: Mathematics, Science and Commerce; Arts: Music, Drama, Dance, Art & Sculpture Languages: English, Japanese, Spanish, Te Reo Māori and ESOL Technology: Textiles, Food, Wood, Metal, Graphics, Computing We have excellent facilities including newly refurbished science laboratories, fully equipped computer suites and a purpose built dance studio.
Our achievements in academic, sporting and cultural areas are an integral part of our school’s tradition. Many students have gained national honours while participating in chosen sports. Our sporting facilities are superb. We have a brand new astro turf surface, completed in 2010, and now netball, tennis, hockey and soccer teams have an all weather surface to practice and play on. These are flood-lit, as are our two rugby and two soccer fields. In addition, we have a full-sized gymnasium and a swimming pool. For cricket we have four practice wickets and an artificial pitch.
Students are tested on arrival for English proficiency and individual support programmes are provided. ESOL classes focus on developing English literacy skills and giving support for other subject areas.
Senior ESOL classes are targeted towards the IELTS examination. Fees Tuition fees for 2012 are $12,500 plus a $1,000 Management Fee. Uniform, stationary and subject related costs are additional. It is compulsory for all International Students to have insurance. This can be arranged through the school for approximately $530 per year.
Accommodation in our school hostel or homestay is $215 per week.