New Plymouth Girls' High School


The school is based on traditional values with innovative approaches to teaching and learning supported by modern information communication technology. We have a proud tradition of academic excellence and a proven record of outstanding achievement in sport, visual and performing arts and the Young Enterprise Scheme.
Our students consistently achieve above the national average in national qualifications. New Zealand Scholarships were awarded to 41 students across 15 subjects in 2015. Personal development is given high priority and leadership opportunities abound at all levels throughout the school.
We also have outstanding programmes and support services delivered by staff out of our careers centre, Awhina the learning support centre, Wai Ora the wellness centre and the special needs unit Waimarie.
New Plymouth Girls’ High School undertakes to ensure that the young women entering its gates will receive an education that enhances learning and is responsive to individual needs. Our platform of traditional values encourages respect, responsibility and positive relationships.
We offer a unique opportunity to be educated at one of New Zealand’s oldest, most prestigious state girls’ schools that is committed to the education of young women.


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

Nicky Butler

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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