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About Waiheke High School
Waiheke High School has approximately 25 international students each year. Students come from Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Switzerland and the USA.
Waiheke High School is a co-educational school and has approximately 400 students from Year 7 (11 years old) to Year 13 (17/18 years old).
Waiheke High School provides a quality educational experience and has high expectations of academic excellence. There is a wide range of subject choices. Teachers are highly trained and qualified.
The School’s student support systems ensure that international students are well cared for during their time on Waiheke Island. Student welfare is a high priority. Our Dean of International Students provides individual academic and personal support to each student. Advice and guidance is given to those students who wish to study for the formal New Zealand school qualification, the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). There is also an opportunity for some students to study subjects that may not be available in their own schools.
For students who need extra help with English, Waiheke High School has a quality ‘English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programme.
For information about studying in New Zealand, see more information here: https://www.naumainz.studywithnewzealand.govt.nz/more/about-naumai-nz
Our International students at Beach Sports Day.
Waiheke High School has a strong sense of community and there are several events in which the whole school participates. In summer there is ‘Beach Sports’ day where all the students go to the beach and students participate in a range of fun activities, from swimming and kayaking races to sandcastle building competitions. Matariki is another significant event for the School. Matariki, which celebrates the Maori New Year, is held in June. These special events are often highlights of International students’ experiences in New Zealand.
Access information about our school policies here.
About Waiheke Island
Just a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland, Waiheke Island is in the Hauraki Gulf and is a special and beautiful place to live. It has golden sandy beaches with stunning scenery and blue clean water. Dolphins, and occasionally whales, are spotted in the waters around Waiheke.
The most popular leisure activities revolve around the sea, for example, swimming, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling and sailing.
Regular fast ferries run every half hour between Waiheke Island and downtown Auckland. This means that students can live in a beautiful environment in a small friendly community, yet still have access to New Zealand’s biggest city.
Waiheke Island is a famous tourist destination where people from around the world come to enjoy the Island. Beaches, shopping, cafes and vineyards are some of the attractions on this island.
The Island is very safe and prides itself on being a caring community. The population is about 9000.