Napier Girls High School

Total School Roll: 1044
Number of International Students: 40
Year Levels: 9-13
Curriculum: NCEA
Type of school:  State, Girls, Secondary with boarding facilities
Number of International Department Staff: 5

Kia Ora Koutou
Welcome to Napier Girls’ High School

Napier Girls’ High School has shaped and influenced the lives of young women since 1884.We value tradition and aspire to the highest in education.  This is reflected in our vision:“Inspiration from the past, learning, contributing, empowering for today and tomorrow”.

Our students consistently achieve above the national average in national qualifications.  This reflects the Personalised Learning and innovative approach to teaching and learning that is a feature of our school.

Holistic education underpinned by sound values is important to us and we have a proven record of outstanding achievement in the sports and cultural areas.

Our values and traditions create a safe, inclusive learning environment. Excellent relationships exist between our staff and students.  Teachers are dedicated professionals who work hard to develop the full potential of each student.

We have many traditions that create a safe caring environment where students gain a sense of belonging. We have sound pastoral and career systems to ensure students are known and given appropriate individual guidance and support during their years at Napier Girls’ High School.

Mrs Dawn Ackroyd

Academic Excellence

  • Outstanding examination results in NCEA, Scholarships, ESL and IELTS
  • Wide range of languages (French, Japanese, Spanish, Te Reo Maori, Latin)
  • Exciting co-curricular opportunities
  • Strong links with Napier Boys’ High School
  • Strong school spirit

Superior homestay and hostel option

  • ​​​​​​​Safe, caring comfortable environments

Confident, independent young women

  • Experience a girls-only school
  • Small numbers of internationals
  • Friendly small, character city with close amenities

The boarding facilities are called ‘Hewett House’ and  provides accommodation for 160 girls, both five day and seven day stay. The girls sleep in double cubicles or dormitories and some have single rooms. Matthews House opened in 1988 and contains single cubicles for senior girls. The buildings on Napier’s hill are ideally situated in one of the most attractive parts of the city. The girls live adjacent to the school and may use the school’s sports facilities, library and computer suite.