International Students

Support services for our International students and families

At St Mark’s we offer support services for our International students and their families, under the guidance of our Director of International Students, Mrs. Kate O'Brien.

We provide pastoral support, orientation to the school and English language support (known as ESOL). Our Director of Admissions, Mrs Kate O’Brien would be delighted to assist you with information about the enrolment process, or with general questions about life in Wellington and at St Mark’s Church School.

St Mark’s Church School has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.

As Wellington’s only co-educational IB Primary School, St Mark’s warmly welcomes international students.  We celebrate the rich diversity and global influences international students bring to our community.  St Mark’s intimate, family-feel, is the perfect environment for international students to thrive. Approximately 250 students attend St Mark’s, with dedicated classes for each year group, from Preschool to Year 8.

St Mark’s Church School offers small class sizes and an International Baccalaureate curriculum aimed at developing the academic, social and emotional well-being of our students.  Our caring and dedicated teachers encourage our children to do their best in their academic studies and to enjoy everything that is on offer.  There is a vibrant and supportive atmosphere here which makes it easy to share challenges.  We encourage all students to become involved in the life of the school and take part in the wide range of opportunities available including a range of sports, music and drama.


St Mark’s is located in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand.  Wellington is a clean, safe and vibrant city with an extremely high standard of living.  St Mark’s is located at the foot of Mt Victoria, only 2km south of the CBD and in direct proximity to the iconic Basin Reserve, the historic Wellington cricket ground regularly used to host cricket matches.

Government House and Wellington College for Boys are our direct neighbours. Government House is the residence of the current Governor General and was built between 1908 and 1910. The House is surrounded by 12 hectares of grounds.

St Mark’s is indeed fortunate to have such a wonderful location in the heart of our vibrant, capital city.

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