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Napier Girls' High School (NGHS)

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

NGHS is valued for its all girls’ character, thriving hostel accommodation, 130 year history, and all round excellence.

We provide a pathway for every student to reach her highest potential and develop as a 21st century woman. Students are encouraged to be self-managing. Teachers promote student engagement, progress and achievement and students benefit from positive, affirming relationships with them. Our NCEA results rank among the very best in New Zealand. Our school is recognized at a regional, national and international level in music, rowing, hockey, swimming, volleyball, orienteering and sailing. Every student is encouraged and expected to join a sport or activity.

Our Academic Plus programme offers a personalised experience to give every student - “The Time of Your Life”. 

Contact Napier Girls' High School (NGHS)
Physical address

Clyde Road
4110 Napier
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Phone numbers

+64 6 8351069

  • Number of students: 950
  • Number of international students: 28
  • Females only

Qualifications available

  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

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


  • Boarding hostel
  • Homestay

Our superb site overlooking the sea is only a short walk to the city to shop and meet up with friends. We blend valued traditions with innovation. All students use electronic devices to enrich their learning. We have excellent facilities for technology, performing arts and languages, a swimming pool and gymnasium. Students choose from a wide curriculum, 26 sports and 28 clubs. Our students love coming to school. A maximum of 10 students from a country, a small roll and an effective buddy system enable all of our international students to integrate well into New Zealand life.  



There are two words that best describe Hawke’s Bay and they are Wine Country - but there is much more than wine to this sunny region.

Hawke’s Bay is one of New Zealand’s warmest, driest regions and this has made it one of the country’s leading producers of wine; notably red wines – cabernet sauvignon, merlot and syrah – but also with some quite stunning whites.The region is the first stop on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, and it's a popular place for bicycle wine tours.

Hawke's Bay is New Zealand’s Art Deco centre, rebuilt in the 1930’s after a huge earthquake. It hosts the country’s most elaborate celebrations of Matariki – the Māori New Year. It’s a place where you can shop at the farmers' market for locally grown delicacies, indulge in artisan gourmet food, and join the lunchers at Napier’s Great Long Lunch. And it’s a place where you can walk the forest trails of the Ruahine and Kaweka Forest Parks, visit the Cape Kidnappers gannet colony or relax on the
glorious beaches that stretch along the coast.

Hawke's Bay offers every kind of accommodation, from exclusive lodges and self-contained cottages to hotels, motels, camping grounds, bed & breakfasts and homestays. Some wineries have room for guests, providing the perfect setting for a romantic stay.
Main centres: 



Hastings, Havelock North, Waipukurau

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
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