New Plymouth Girls' High School


Our school is large enough to offer great opportunities but small enough to care.

Our platform of traditional values encourages:

  • Respect (Whakamana),
  • Responsibility (Haepapa),
  • Positive relationships (Whanaungatanga)

The school campus is set within 11 hectares of attractive grounds and offers a superb hostel on-site and a range of excellent homestay facilities. We are the largest school in Taranaki with an extensive range of learning programmes. Our school size and range of international students mean that the girls interact with people from many different cultures and backgrounds.

We create confident young women of outstanding character. Each young woman will have the opportunity to discover and develop the necessary knowledge, skills, values and character to enable her to fulfil her potential. Our students consistently achieve exceptional results in national qualifications. New Zealand Scholarships and Outstanding Scholarships are awarded to students across many subjects each year.

We welcome international students to come and join our family and create Kiwi connections in our world-famous Taranaki region!

Further Info

Education Level

Secondary (ages 12-18)

School Type

Girls' High School

Current Roll



Boarding and homestay

Current International Students


Courses Offered

NCEA Short Term ESOL

Contact Details

School ContactPerson

Kerrie Wootton

Physical Address

60 Northgate, Strandon, New Plymouth 4312

Postal Address

Private Bag 2049, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4342


Wheelchair access throughout


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