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Why Onslow College

Onslow College is driven by a sense of community rather than conformity. Our challenge is to enable students to develop their potential through high quality education in a cooperative, friendly, stimulating and well-disciplined environment.

Onslow College offers:

  • A co-educational secondary environment.
  • A high standard of homestay care.
  • Excellent preparation for University.
  • A distinctive and successful academic record. Most students continue on to tertiary studies.
  • On going English language support from specialist teachers.
  • Well resourced facilities.
  • Local and national recognition.
  • A safe and supportive environment.
  • A large choice of subjects and extra curricular activities.
  • A non-uniform school.


Onslow College is situated in Wellington which is the capital city of New Zealand and where our Government meets. The city contains the Embassies and Consulates of all the countries with which New Zealand has relationships. Some of these families attend Onslow College. Wellington city has a population of approximately 180,000 and is built around a beautiful harbour and tree covered hills. It has interesting shopping centre and entertaining facilities.

Onslow College is situated in the suburb of Johnsonville, 10 minutes north of central Wellington by car. It has an excellent shopping centre and lots of bush and parks nearby and is also on the train and bus routes.

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We will work hard to help your child be happy and successful at our school.