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Taradale High School

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

Taradale High School (THS) is a co-educational secondary school of over 1000 students. The strength of the school is the well balanced combination of academic, cultural and sporting excellence offered. The interests and talents of students are fostered. THS excels in many areas and is the top achieving co-educational high school for NCEA in this region, and the top performing school for boys ahead of single sex schools. THS has many outstanding sporting achievements at both regional and national level, and gained the distinction in 2011 of being NZ Adventure Racing champions. Recognised features of this school include the friendly, helpful staff, fostering student leadership and the celebration of student success. International students are valued by our New Zealand students and this assist with their successful integration into the school community. A wide modern curriculum prepares students well for tertiary study. With over 40 years experience in catering for the needs of international student, THS provides a high quality of pastoral care. Teacher Aides are employed to provide in-class support in the student's first language. Students are encouraged to gain NZ qualifications, to achieve successfully and to participate in the wide choice of extra-curricular activities available.

Contact Taradale High School
Physical address

50 Murphy Road

4112 Napier
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Phone numbers

64 6 844 2159

  • Number of students: 1,000
  • Number of international students: 35
  • Male and Female
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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