The Wellington region covers the southernmost end of the North Island and includes New Zealand’s capital city, as well as territorial authorities Hutt City, Porirua, Upper Hutt City, and Kāpiti Coast, South Wairarapa, Carterton, Masterton and Tararua Districts.

Size and growth

Since 2001, the Kāpiti Coast District population has grown by about 15% and it’s expected to continue growing from 52,000 in 2018 to 63,000 in 2043. Overall, the Wellington region is experiencing a mix of high, complex and steady growth.

Catchment Plans within the National Education Growth Plan

The Wellington region has two individual catchment plans within the National Education Growth Plan.

See the Wellington region catchment plans.

What’s been happening in Wellington

Porirua 2018 Review of the North Porirua and Aotea school network

Consultation on future schooling in Porirua North/ Aotea


Wellington 2017 Thorndon Primary School
Redevelopment project to create a brand new school
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Wellington 2016 Northland School, Churton Park School and Brooklyn School
Redevelopment projects totalling $17.5 million for three Wellington primary schools

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Your say matters

Our communities are changing all the time. When we work with School Boards to come up with options to meet the demand of students in particular areas, we look at the whole network rather than individual schools.

Planning for future growth, identifying where the best use of space will be, and ensuring all local children and young people can attend their local school, underpins our decisions on options.

Your say in this matters. Sharing your views and listening to each other’s ideas, suggestions and feedback on options through engagement and consultation helps ensure the network of schools is in the best shape to offer quality education opportunities – now and into the future.

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