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Day Students

Day students play a full role in life at Wanganui Collegiate - the only difference is that they don't have a pillow!

Day students contribute fully to all that Wanganui Collegiate School has to offer, from the excellent academic education to sport, music, drama and extra-curricular activities. Day students are welcomed to Collegiate and benefit from the seven-day programme of teaching and activity that has been developed as part of our provision as a leading New Zealand boarding school.

This is so much more than what is available at a traditional day school, where the school day is limited and generally only five days a week. At Collegiate, students have roll call in their Houses each morning, and leave at the end of each full and active day to return to their families, many choosing to stay and complete prep on site.

Each day student becomes a member of one of the boarding Houses so they play a full part in school life. They can also stay for the night if they want to through our casual boarding option. Under the Enrolment scheme with the Ministry of Education, our day student numbers are capped at 150.
For any enquiries regarding day enrolments please email

Day Student Enrolments for 2018

A limited number of places are still available for the 2018 school year.  For enquiries regarding day enrolments for 2018 please contact

Day Student Enrolments for 2019

The following is a summary of key dates for day student applicants:

Monday 5th February 2018 Applications for Day Enrolment Open   
Thursday 22nd February 2018 Open Night
Friday 16th March 2018 Day Enrolments close at 12noon
Friday 23rd March 2018 All applicants notified no later than this date

Review of Applications

All day applications will be reviewed during the week beginning 16 March 2018 and the Preference Committee will approve those applicants meeting the required criteria. Preference candidates will then be considered for a place according to WCS Enrolment Scheme and places allocated according to the priority as outlined in the scheme. The approved WCS Enrolment Scheme includes the WCS Area of Reasonable Convenience.  Please note, evidence of your residential address may be required.

Non Preference candidates will be considered if the number of available places exceeds the number of approved Preference candidates.

All applicants will be notified of status no later than Friday 23 March 2018.  Families with an offer of admissions are required to confirm acceptance within 7 days.