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Whangarei Boys' High School

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

Whangarei Boys' High School was founded in 1881 and we have been welcoming International Students to our school for nearly two decades. Whangarei is a medium size city approximately a two hours drive or 30 minutes flight north of Auckland. Whangarei, situated in one of the fastest growing regions of New Zealand, blends city living with a coastal environment and boasts many fine beaches.

The International Student Centre provides students with a wide range of services from help with choosing subjects, insurance and helping with obtaining visas. The Director of International Students is available 24 hours a day for students, agents and parents.

Contact Whangarei Boys' High School
Physical address

Kent Road
0112 Whangarei
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Phone numbers

(09) 430 4183

  • Number of students: 1130
  • Number of international students: 20
  • Males only

Qualifications available

  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

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


  • Boarding hostel
  • Homestay

Religious Facilities (on-site)

  • Multi-faith
  • Muslim Prayer Space

Religious Clubs

  • Buddhist
  • Catholic
Many overseas students choose Northland because of its warm climate. It’s known in New Zealand as the ‘winterless north’. The area has beautiful beaches, forests, lakes and rivers. Māori culture is rich and vibrant.

Whangarei, Northland’s largest centre, means ‘cherished harbour’ and the small coastal town certainly lives up to its name.

Northland is a popular holiday destination for Aucklanders who fish, dive and sail in the stunning Bay of Islands. Take a cruise and you’ll almost always see dolphins.

Northland is where European history in New Zealand began and there are fascinating historic Māori and European settler sites to visit.
Main centres: 

Kerikeri, Paihia, Whangarei


Ahipara, Cape Reinga, Dargaville, Okaihau, Kaikohe, Omapere/Opononi, Kaitaia, Rawene, Kohukohu, Tutukaka

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
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