Scots College School, Wellington, New Zealand

As an IB World School, Scots offers a vibrant learning environment, encouraging excellence in every facet of each child’s education. At Scots we create global citizens – who are equipped for life as balanced, compassionate, motivated and socially aware young people.

The Scots motto of ‘Virtutem Paret Doctrina’, translates as ‘Let Education Make the All-Round Student’ and emphasises our commitment to a holistic education and the development of well-rounded character.

We strive to instil in each of our students a life-long commitment to learning and provide a nurturing environment in which students can achieve their academic, spiritual, physical, cultural and social potential, for the greater good and in service to others. By providing our students with an array of opportunities inside and outside the classroom, we encourage them to not only explore and recognise the diversity of their talents and abilities but to develop essential leadership skills.

Scots College has a proud 100 year history of educating young men. Today with our children destined for a workforce and future that is rapidly changing the Senior School is changing to co-education in Years 11 to 13 to provide all students with an education that equips them for their life after school.

All students are provided with an environment that is dedicated to meeting their specific needs. We are fortunate at the College to have excellent and dedicated staff who work hard to support and encourage their students. The College is characterised by small class sizes, tutor groups, personalised pastoral care, a future focussed curriculum and academic support. The school family is strong and works closely with parents to obtain the best outcomes for their child. We believe we enrol the family, not just the student, and work closely in partnership to obtain the best possible outcomes.

At Scots College we strive to help your child to be the best they can be. The knowledge they gain, the values they adopt and the friends they make during their school years will play an important role in shaping their future.

If you are seeking the best environment to develop your child’s talents, please get in touch

International Services

Choosing to send your child to study in a foreign country is a big decision. It is important to know that they will be welcomed and supported in a nurturing, safe and supportive environment.

As one of New Zealand’s leading private schools, Scots College has a long history of helping students find their place in the world.

The diversity of cultures, faiths and experiences at the College enriches our learning environment. This benefits all students and is an important part of the Scots experience. We create global citizens – who are equipped for life as balanced, compassionate, motivated and socially aware individuals.

Your child will quickly become a part of the Scots community. The team in the International Services department provide a holistic overview of student life and offer a full range of support services, helping to ensure students quickly settle into life in and out of the classroom.

International students who study at Scots College will benefit from:

  • A focus on academic excellence. We consistently achieve among the highest university entrance rates in the country
  • A holistic curriculum, offering both NCEA and the International Baccalaureate
  • Established pathways to top universities in New Zealand and abroad
  • Exceptional cultural and performing arts programmes
  • Specialised sporting academies, for example in football, rugby, basketball and sailing
  • A student-centred approach, with the highest levels student care and support
  • Small classes, led by dedicated and caring teaching staff
  • World-class facilities
  • The choice between boarding or homestay accommodation
  • If you’d like to learn more about what Scots College can offer your son or daughter, please get in touch.

Education Code of Practice

When students from other countries come to study in New Zealand, it is important that they are well informed, safe and properly cared for.

To support this, the New Zealand government has developed the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice – often referred to as “the Code”. This document is administered by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). All education providers enrolling international students are required to be signatories to the Code. Copies can be found here.

Scots College is proud to be a signatory to the Code of Practice and takes its obligations seriously.

Medical and Travel Insurance
International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while enrolled at a New Zealand school. On the application form, you are able to opt for the Scots College student insurance policy provided by Unicare Insurance, or you can provide your own compliant policy to the school prior to enrolment.

Immigration New Zealand
International students are required to hold a valid student visa before commencing study. A valid student visa names Scots College as your school of enrolment.

If you are applying for a visa for the first time, you are required to complete the Immigration New Zealand online application yourself or nominate an agent to assist you. Scots College is able to assist with subsequent student visa renewals (not first time visas).

For full details of student visa requirements and application process visit the Immigration New Zealand here.

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 here.

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.

Disputes Resolution Scheme
All Code signatories are required to have formal processes for handling student complaints, and to make sure these processes are accessible to students. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority handles all complaints about alleged non-compliance with the Code of Practice, other than financial and contractual disputes.

Further information can be found under the International Student Contract Dispute Resolution Scheme Rules 2016.

Scots College School, Wellington

Scots College
1 Monorgan Road
Strathmore Park
Wellington 6022
New Zealand