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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 2019

Day applications are still being accepted for 2019 enrolment.  Completed day applications will be reviewed as received.  Join us on a tour of our School and learn more about the benefits of being a day student at Wanganui Collegiate School.

The following was a summary of key dates for first round 2019 day student applicants:

Monday 28 January 2019 Applications for Day Enrolment Open   
Wednesday 27 February 2019 Open Night
Friday 29 March 2019 Day Enrolments close at 12noon
Friday 5 April 2018 All applicants notified no later than this date

Review of Applications

All day applications will be reviewed by the Preference Committee.  Preference candidates will 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.

Families with an offer of admissions are required to confirm acceptance within 7 days.