International Students at SWIS?

South Wellington Intermediate School is a multi-cultural school in the heart of Wellington city.

Why study with SWIS?

Emerging adolescence is such an important developmental stage. South Wellington Intermediate School is set up with the physical, emotional and academic needs of this unique and complex group always at the forefront. We welcome students from around the world to our multi-cultural school and we make the most of every opportunity to provide them with a wide, challenging and varied range of experiences.

Our dedicated team of teachers work to ensure that students are challenged in academic, cultural and sporting contexts.

SWIS offers our international students many opportunities and experiences, including:

  • a broad and varied curriculum
  • specialist teachers for each subject
  • cultural immersion experiences
  • placement in homestay families from within the community to offer the opportunity to be a part of a New Zealand family and develop English skills.
  • a wide variety of extra – curricular activities.

Flexible classrooms to meet the needs of your child

At SWIS we recognise the rich learning opportunities that diversity brings. We offer both long and short term programmes that give your son or daughter the opportunity to experience New Zealand while attending a school with a varied programme in a modern learning environment.

Education outside the classroom

Throughout the year there are opportunities to experience learning beyond the four walls of the classroom.

A School camp is held each year in locations around New Zealand. Camps are generally held in Term one. Other locally based opportunities are available throughout the year.

We are a member of the Wellington Regional Intermediate School Sports Association and participates in regional and national events in a variety of sporting codes.

Let the students of SWIS show you all the wonderful things we do here at SWIS. It's their video, their voice, but it's your choice!

Looking after your child

SWIS makes keeping your son or daughter safe our number one priority.

Great care is taken when selecting our homestay families from our local community to ensure that a family is found who will welcome your son or daughter into their family. The International Relationship Manager will regularly meet with your child to monitor their academic, social and personal development.

We observe, and are bound by, the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. You can download this from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at www.minedu.govt.nz

About Wellington

Wellington is the vibrant capital city of New Zealand and there is a lot to see and do here.

The city is home to many museums, theatres, and festivals. It is also home to many sporting teams and hosts international rugby games featuring the New Zealand All Blacks. Wellington is home to a thriving film industry and Sir Peter Jackson, director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Located on a harbour, there are plenty of water activities such as sailing, kayaking, and swimming to be enjoyed.

What next?

More detailed information about our program is available in our enrolment pack, along with a enrolment application. You can also contact our office for more information or email our International Student Director – Howard Young.