Preparing to come to New Zealand

It is both exciting and challenging to come and live in a new country with a different culture.

Here is some information to help you make a smooth transition.

Please remember to bring the following:

  • Passport and Visa: Make sure your passport is valid for the whole time you are here.

  • Suitable clothing: Wellington has a temperate climate with a good dose of wind. The temperature in Wellington will rarely rise above 25°C (77°F), or drop below 6°C (43°F). Wellington is however known for its southerly winds in winter, which makes the temperature feel much colder. You will need a warm windproof jacket and a raincoat.

  • Other clothing you might want to bring:

        • Swimsuit (we have 7 beaches and 2 swimming pools just in Porirua!) and

        • Walking shoes.

        • Our uniform shoes are Plain black leather-look lace up shoes or black sandals with back strap (Roman Sandals).

  • Sports/Club/Musical Gear: If you are wanting to continue to play a sport, join an activity such as Scouts or join the band, please bring your gear with you (uniform, shinpads, cleats, ballet shoes, trumpet etc)

  • Outdoor Gear: If you plan to take Outdoor Education or join Duke of Edinburgh, it is helpful for you to bring your outdoor gear (Hiking pack, boots, thermals etc)