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Whangarei Girls' High School

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

Whangarei Girls’ High School is in the Northland region, with New Zealand’s warmest climate and beautiful beaches and forests. We have a well established and well resourced international programme and enjoy helping students to improve their English, achieve high academic results and experience our beautiful country. We provide students with many new opportunities within our safe, supportive school community. Our dedicated international staff are on call 24/7. 
We offer all traditional subjects such as English, Mathematics, Science, History and Social Science as well as many others, including Outdoor Education, Arts, Drama, Music, Spanish, Hospitality, Photography and Design Technology. We have dedicated ESOL staff and support students to have their New Zealand schooling recognised.

Contact Whangarei Girls' High School
Physical address

Lupton Ave
0140 Whangarei
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Phone numbers

+64 9 43034460

  • Number of students: 1350
  • Number of international students: 25
  • Females only

Qualifications available

  • National Standards Testing

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
We have excellent school facilities, including a modern technology block with dedicated classrooms for hard materials, graphic design and fashion technology, as well as a performing arts theatre, gymnasiums, dance studios and music suite. We strongly encourage our international students to try new things and discover new passions while they are here in New Zealand!  We offer family homestays with friendly, local families as well as school boarding accommodation at Lupton House, situated on the school grounds and providing fun and camaraderie with over 60 fellow boarders.  
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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