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Whanganui Collegiate School

Year Levels: Yrs 9 - 13


132 Liverpool Street

Telephone: +64 6349 0210

Principal: Mr Wayne Brown

Deputy Headmaster Contact Information

Name: Mr Grant Muirhead
Telephone: +64 6349 0210

Number in School: 138

Number of Boarders: 303

Founded in 1854, Whanganui Collegiate School is one of the oldest school's in New Zealand. We are a unique boarding and day school, catering for students from new entry into Year 9 to Year 13. We are a 7 day a week boarding and day school with 303 students (441) as boarders. We are the largest percentage boarding school in NZ. Collegiate is structured around its 6 boarding houses (Selwyn, Grey, Hadfield and Harvey for boys and Godwin and Bishops for girls)

Our five pillars of Academic Excellence; Sporting Achievement; Cultural Enrichment; Christian Fellowship; Lifelong Friendships along with our values of vitality, compassion and courage, are an important enabler in the development of our students. The provision of a 7 day a week environment at Whanganui Collegiate, once a necessity, is now a virtue: where modern day distractions are few, students are engaged in their learning and in school life, whether that is in the classroom, on the sports fields, music halls, drama studios or serving within our community, our students are supported and challenged by our exceptional and experienced staff. 

At Whanganui Collegiate School there is an inescapable expectation for excellence. Linking 165 years of custodial uniqueness with 21st Century learning, to know that each student has the support, yet the challenge in front of them. It is not just about reaching potential, at Collegiate we enable them to flourish, and to excel in the development of their knowledge and character.

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