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Napier Boys' High School

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

Established in 1872, Napier Boys’ High School is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most successful schools. With a proud record of academic achievement and sporting prowess, Napier Boys’ is the school of choice for the region's young men. The school achieves genuine success across all academic courses, from Statistics to Viticulture, consistently performing well-above national statistics. Many international students join the school because of its sporting reputation. In the past four years the school has had in excess of sixty athletes represent New Zealand. Located in the seaside city of Napier, with a warm Mediterranean climate, the beaches, rivers & mountains are easily accessible. An outdoor education programme is offered, with a focus on water-sports and student enjoyment.

Contact Napier Boys' High School
Physical address

Chambers Street
4110 Napier
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Phone numbers

+64 6 8335900

  • Number of students: 1,235
  • Number of international students: 20
  • Males only

Qualifications available

  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

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


  • Boarding hostel
  • Homestay
The school has wireless internet, with modern refurbished facilities. A large 30 hectare site, situated by the sea, we have spacious grounds, including a large swimming pool complex and all-weather hockey and tennis facilities. Unique features include an onsite planetarium, adjacent 13 hectare farm, vineyard and outdoor education camp.

Scinde House, our onsite boarding facility, is recognised throughout New Zealand for its care and facilities.
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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