Wellington East Girls' College

Wellington East Girls' College

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Wellington East Girls' College

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Wellington East Girls' College is on the lower slopes of Mount Victoria. It was built on reserve land bordering Wellington College in 1925, to cope with the demand for female education in Wellington at the time. By the end of the First World War, there were over 800 pupils at Wellington Girls’ High School (now Wellington Girls' College) in Thorndon, so a new school was founded on the other side of the city.

The College primarily serves families of the eastern and southern suburbs and inner city Wellington. However, it also has students from all over Wellington, the Hutt Valley and Porirua City. With International students, Wellington East Girls is a truly multi-cultural and multi-ethnic community in a very cosmopolitan city which values diversity.

The Wellington East Girls' College Mission Statement says the college educates young women academically, physically, socially and aesthetically in a co-operative atmosphere, so that each may realise her full potential and face the future with confidence in whatever role she chooses.

Ethnicities of Students are:
  • European/Pakeha 57%
  • Māori 9%
  • Samoan 8%
  • Indian 7%
  • Chinese 5%
  • African 3%
  • Other Asian 3%
  • Other European 3%
  • Other Pacific Island 2%
  • Other ethnic groups 3%

It shares with Wellington College the administration of the Gifford Observatory.

The architecture of the original building is interwar stripped classical. The grand main building has a Category I listing in the New Zealand Historic Places Trust Register.

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