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Freyberg High School

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

Freyberg High School is a co-educational school in Palmerston North with over 1200 students from Year 9 to Year 13. Freyberg is very strong in IT and e-learning, offering digital classrooms and a wireless campus. Freyberg is well known for its Performing Arts programmes and excellent facilities. Special Academies are offered in Music, Sports, Drama, Languages and Dance. The school also has many unique subject options, including Robotics, Computer Science, Engineering, Product Design, Photography, Media Studies and Visual Imaging.

We celebrate diversity and our students come from a wide range of backgrounds. Our fast-growing international department provides our students with the highest level of support from the time of application, homestay selection, class placement, academic progress, pastoral support, right through to assisting students with pathways beyond school. We also have an Outdoor Education programme directed at international students. 

One of our recent alumni, Claire Dong, became the first international student to receive the Freyberg academic Dux award in 2016. She received total support from her teachers and the International Department during her 3 years of study at Freyberg High School. We look forward to providing more students with the necessary skills and knowledge for their future success. 

Contact Freyberg High School
Physical address

Freyberg St
4414 Palmerston North
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Phone numbers

+64 6 358 4971
+64 27 447 4877

  • Number of students: 1200
  • Number of international students: 50
  • Male and Female

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


  • Homestay
Excellent Facilities which include:
  • Wi-Fi and Data Projectors in all classrooms
  • 10 Computer Laboratories
  • 2 Gymnasia
  • Weights Room
  • Design & Media Laboratories
  • 9 Science Laboratories
  • Indoor Heated Pool
  • Guidance Centre
  • Music Suite
  • Dance Studio
  • Modern Library
  • ESOL Department
  • Sports Academy
  • Drama Rooms
  • Modern Food Laboratories
  • Modern Cafeteria
  • Technology Suite
  • 20 Netball/Tennis Courts
  • Multiple Sports Fields
The Manawatu is heartland New Zealand. A landscape that sweeps from the sea to the Tararua Ranges, it offers an exciting range of adventure activities.

Choose from rafting, kayaking, blokarting, horse trekking, mountain biking, rock climbing and a host of other activities.

If you want to experience country life, it’s all around you. Go to a real stock auction. This is where the farmers buy and sell their farm animals, gathering around pens as the auctioneer rattles off bids. Stock auctions are one of New Zealand’s oldest traditions, dating back to the 1880s.

Or you could find a farmstay and meet farmers whose families have been on the land for generations.

There's a great diversity of attractions in Manawatu. In the vibrant student city of Palmerston North you can explore the world’s first museum devoted to rugby. If you’re a garden lover there are some fabulous public and private gardens to see, including one of the top rose gardens in the world. And a little way down the road around Horowhenua you’ll find such quirky attractions as an owl park, a farm devoted to Clydesdales and a fully operational Dutch windmill.
Main centres: 

Palmerston North


Bulls, Dannevirke, Feilding, Foxton, Marton, Pahiatua, Shannon, Taihape, Woodville

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
Education Manawatu is the local education organisation
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