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Hastings Girls High School

Secondary (Years 9-13, approx age 13-17)

Hastings Girls' High School was opened in 1955 and we are proud of our quality educational environment. Over its comparatively short history, our School has established fine traditions of academic achievement, cultural involvement, sporting excellence and community service. Our motto is "Akina" which originates from the New Zealand Maori language meaning to strive hard at all times through mind, body and soul, and incorporate these values into learning and life.

Contact Hastings Girls High School
Physical address

505 Pakowhai Road
4153 Hastings
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Phone numbers

64 6 873 1133

  • Number of students: 830
  • Number of international students: 15
  • Females only

Qualifications available

  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services


  • Homestay
Girls want a safe, comfortable, secure environment where they can be themselves and be affirmed as young women. They want to know that they will be listened to, known and valued as unique individuals. Girls require a school with a strong academic focus and lots of choice. They need to be able to stretch themselves academically, culturally and physically through exposure to strong role models and new exciting opportunities. At our school, girls are 'number one' and our sole purpose is developing their full potential.
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Main centres: 



Hastings, Havelock North, Waipukurau

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