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The wellbeing of students at school and in homestay is of paramount importance to the staff at Wellington Girls’ College.

English Language

There is a team of five staff  working with the girls and host families on a daily basis to ensure students have a happy and successful time studying at our school, along with a Careers advisor and Chinese students advisor.

The International House is the hub of our international programme and provides a home base for students to come and ask questions at any time, to check emails or just to relax with friends.  It is always a hive of activity as well as the focal point for English language learning

Code of Practice

Wellington Girls’ College has agreed to observe and be bound by The Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021 (the Code).  Copies of the Code are available in several languages on request from this institution or from the NZQA website at

Medical and Travel Insurance

International students must have appropriate and current medical travel insurance while studying in New Zealand.  Details of the policy used by most Wellington Girls’ College students are available in the document linked below.

Wellington Girls’ College can help to organise this insurance.

Eligibility for Health Services

Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand.  If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment.  Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at

Accident Insurance

The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs.  Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at

Investigation and Grievances

Please click on the links below to read WGC’s International Investigation and Grievance policies, updated in August 2022.

At all times the school will act within the principles of fairness, transparency, care for the student and natural justice if there is a need for a disciplinary investigation.

Investigation Policy
Grievance Policy

Any Questions?
If you want to find out more about life at WGC then send us a message. We will get back to you very soon.
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