International students studying at Wellington High School either stay with a homestay family, that is arranged by the school, or live with a family member who is resident in New Zealand. All accommodation is approved by the school and regular checks are done to ensure all accommodation meets the required standard.
The Homestay Manager takes great care in matching students with families who will understand and support the student’s own culture and values as well as teach them about the New Zealand way of life.
Contact between students’ families and homestay families begins before the students leave their own country.
All host families live in houses that look something like these below!