Heretaunga College

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Welcome to Heretaunga College
Our school has served the community of Upper Hutt for over 60 years. International Students from all over the world love our school because of its unique modern facilities, friendly student body and teachers that support them to achieve at the best level.
People love living in Wellington with its strong emphasis on the arts, its natural beauty, modern shopping centres, cafes, restaurants and wide range of activity. We look forward to you studying at Heretaunga College.


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North Island , City


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Wellington International Airport


Welcome to Heretaunga College

3 reasons to choose our International Student Program

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Heretaunga College has modern facilities with bright airy classrooms, open spaces for breakout study. We have a fitness gym, large green open spaces for sporting activities.

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International students are well supported by a caring International Department. We have a wide variety of interesting subjects and timetables can be fitted to suit individual interests.

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International students stay with good quality homestays most of them within walking distance to the school. The students will have a single room with study area.

Offerings & Activities

School Facilities

Fitness Gym, Hospitality Kitchens, Wood and Metal Workshops, Art Rooms, Horticultural Garden, Sports Centre, international programmes: Equestrian, Golf, North and South Island trips for international students,
Free student wifi, many cultural activities such as choir, drama productions, debating clubs, Kapa Haka cultural club
German Native Speaking staff on site for extra support if needed

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Subject Options

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Year 10

5 core subjects for all students: English, Maths, Science, PE, Social Studies
year 10 choose any 3 options from a variety such as: Music, Drama, Art, Food Technology, Hard Materials, Digital Technology, Design, Horticulture, Japanese, Maori, German, History,


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Year 11

students choose 7 courses: English and Maths are compulsory and then a further 5 courses from a wide variety of options, courses are explained on


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Year 12

students choose 7 courses: English is compulsory and then a further 6 courses from a wide variety of options, courses are explained on


Music / Performing Arts

Individual instrumental lessons are available, regular drama productions, regular opportunities to perform and participate in productions. School Choir, wide range of music groups to suit interest

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Where a sport is not offered by the school, we can establish contact with the local clubs.

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Touch Rugby

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Details & Facts

School Type: Day School

Gender: Co-ed

Qualifications: NCEA

Year Levels: 9-13

Religion: Non-Denominational

Total Enrolment: 850

Total international students year 9 - 13: 45

Program Established: 1997

International students accepted for: 9,  10,  11,  12,  13

Foreign Languages: French,  Spanish,  Japanese,  Maori,  ESOL,  IELTS Prep,  other

Info: French and Spanish through Correspondance School (as extra course cost)
Japanese classes

Entrance Dates: Term 1/January,  Term 2/April,  Term 3/July,  Term 4/October

Length of stay: 1 Term,  2 Terms,  3 Terms,  4 Terms,  until graduation,  Short term study (1 to 8 weeks)

Application Deadlines: Rolling

Application Process: Enrolment Form,  School Reports,  Teacher's Reference,  Student Letter of Introduction,  Registration Fee,  Offer of Place,  Payment Receipt




Location: North Island , City

Info: The school is ideally located in an urban environment, an easy distance from New Zealand's capital City - Wellington. Within a few minutes of our school are bush walks, river trails, and camping spots. We have easy access to beaches and shopping malls.

Specialized Programs: Outdoor Education,  Trips

Info: Outdoor Education: opportunities for international students to choose to take part in outdoor education activities offered throughout the year by the International Department.
Trips: International North and South Island trips, Summer and Winter OPC (Outdoor Pursuits Centre)

Accommodation: Homestay

Info: All homestay families are police vetted and quality checked to follow the guidelines of the International Code of Practice. Our homestay manager provides support to all families and students. The majority of families are within walking distance to the school or a short ride by car or school bus.
The majority of houses in Upper Hutt are single storey with spacious sections and gardens.

Student Services & Orientation & Counseling:

School counselor and chaplain on-site
career service
All international students complete an induction programme on arrival and are given intensive support throughout their stay. All students are allocated to a mentoring group. Mentors provide close guidance and support to all students.

Term Dates 2022:

Term 1: 01.02.2022 - 14.04.2022

Term 2: 02.05.2022 - 08.07.2022

Term 3: 25.07.2022 - 30.09.2022

Term 4: 17.10.2022 - 08.12.2022


Our Fee Structure

1 Term (Term 1 or 2 or 3) NZD 4050 EUR 2392,34
2 Terms (Term 1 & 2 or 2 & 3 or 3 & 4) NZD 8100 EUR 4784,69
3 Terms (Term 1, 2, 3) NZD 12150 EUR 7177,03
4 Terms (Term 1, 2, 3, 4) NZD 16100 EUR 9510,31
4 Terms (Term 3, 4, 1, 2) NZD 16100 EUR 9510,31

Tuition Fees cover: Included: Admin fee, Enrolment Fee, Homestay Admin and Placement Fees, NZQA fees for NCEA, Starter stationery pack, Airport pick-ups including meeting at Auckland Airport.

Homestay Fees per week NZD 280 EUR 165,40

Please note that 1 term consists of approx. 10 weeks in school and host family. Moreover please take into account homestay fees during school breaks/holidays.

Additional Fees: Homestay fees of $280 per week, cost of extra-curricular activities like sport and culture clubs, specialist items for specialist subjects like Art Packs, curriculum trips and outdoor education Trips. (We advise a minimum of $250 per year be budgeted for these costs.), students have to purchase their uniform on arrival.

Comment Fees: If requested Visa application can be processed at fee of ~$500

Please calculate additional costs for
Airfare approx. Euro 1200 to Euro 1600
Visa approx. Euro 160
Pocket money approx. Euro 200 to 250/month
If applicable additional health/accident/third part liability insurance

Health Insurance: mandatory

Unicare - ~$600 per year

valid for school year 2021

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