Homestay Families

Hosting international students is a wonderful opportunity to experience other cultures, share genuine kiwi hospitality and learn more about the world.


We have students arriving to study with us every year from around the world and to ensure they have the best possible 'kiwi' experience, we rely on wonderful local families to provide homestays to our students. This is a very special opportunity to learn more about their culture and to teach them all about life in New Zealand. If you have a spare bedroom, and are keen to welcome one of our delightful students into your home, please email us at international@wghs.school.nz so we can tell you more.

Japan visit in March 2017

We have a very special visit in March 2017 from a Japanese school called Shinwa Girls' High School. We are looking for families to host 60 students from 18 March 2017 to 5 April 2017. This is a great opportunity to experience hosting a student! Please email us at international@wghs.school.nz or call (09) 4304460 and ask to speak with Jill Brien to find out more.

We have students coming to study with us from Germany, Japan, Belgium, China, France, Switzerland, Korea, Denmark and many other countries, and they add an amazing dimension to your household. Families are funded to provide a warm, safe home to our students, as well as helping them to get to and from school each day, introducing them to great kiwi food and experiencing family life in New Zealand. And of course, we always encourage our families to get out and about, to our beautiful parks and beaches, so people from around the world hear how awesome our city is!