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We welcome International students as part of our school community and offer a caring and friendly atmosphere. St Patrick’s College is a traditional boys' school in Wellington, New Zealand with a long and proud tradition of excellence in academic, sporting and cultural endeavours.

As New Zealand’s oldest Catholic boy’s school, the College offers a Catholic education in the Marist tradition based on gospel values and spirituality.

Students from all around the world are welcome to join the St Patrick’s community. Our experienced International Department provides valuable support to our students to help them achieve their goals.

You are involved in making a very important decision about your son’s future education.

St Patrick’s College, Wellington is proud to support and assist you in that process.

At St Patrick’s College, Wellington we are very proud of our tradition and aim to provide an education, which will enable each student to have a lifelong love of learning and the skills to succeed in today’s ever-challenging world.

The College offers numerous co-curricular activities which both support learning in the classroom as well as developing a student’s social and leisure skills.

All International students are strongly encouraged to participate in a co-curricular activity as it enhances a student’s integration into the College community and fosters school spirit.

St Patrick’s College, Wellington will offer your son:

  • an education based on Christian values
  • excellent learning opportunities
  • a warm, friendly, supportive environment
  • an emphasis on excellence and achievement for all
  • high standards of discipline and behaviour
  • academic excellence
  • a wide range of sports, recreational and cultural activities
  • modern facilities
  • up-to-date technology
  • a highly trained and enthusiastic teaching and support staff
  • a full English Second Language programme

For additional information about St Patrick’s College see the information booklet below.

St Patrick's College Student Information 2024-2025

When students from other countries come to study in New Zealand, it is important that those students are well informed, safe, and properly cared for.
New Zealand educational providers have an important responsibility for international students' welfare.

St Patrick's College has been accepted as a signatory and has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of international students.
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is the Code Administrator for the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.

Copies of the Code are available on request from the school or from the New Zealand Qualifications website at:

All International students who study at St Patrick’s must be living with a parent or be in a homestay. Families are carefully selected from within our community and work with St Patrick’s to provide a homestay that offers a safe, supportive physical and emotional environment. The St Patrick’s International Students Coordinator selects and monitors homestay families for International Students and works closely with the International Students Manager.

The International Students Coordinator for St Patrick’s College is Mrs Meg Szulinski.
Contact email: [email protected]

For additional information about St Patrick's College Homestay see the information booklet below.

International Student Homestay Handbook 2023- 2024


How to apply

You can apply easily by completing the International Student enrolment application form and returning the completed form to Mr Wayne Mills, International Student Manager.

Mr Wayne Mills
International Student Manager
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +64 4 939 3070 ext 232

International Student Enrolment Form

Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service and can be viewed on their website at

Most International Students are not entitled to publicly funded health serves while in New Zealand unless they are:

  • A resident or citizen of Australia; or
  • A national of the United Kingdom; or
  • The holder of a temporary permit that is valid for two years or more.

Students who do not belong to one of these special categories and who receive medical treatment during their visit, will need to pay the full costs of treatment. They are therefore required by law to have medical and travel insurance. This must include cover for outdoor educational experiences. Neither St Patrick’s College nor the school's insurers can accept responsibility for the personal effects of students at school. All parents must arrange suitable insurance cover for health, travel and personal effects.

See Uni-Care NZ policies:

All fees are stated in New Zealand dollars and are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax of 15%.

  • Annual School Fees Years 9-13 - $18,000
  • Homestay Fees (per week) - $360
  • Student Insurance (approximately) - $660
  • Uniform - $1000
  • Administration Fee - $1000