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Palmerston North Girls' High School

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

Palmerston North Girls' High School provides an outstanding education for young women, maintaining high standards of achievement and have high expectations of behaviour. We are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment enabling students to become independent, curious learners and future problem solvers. Our results at all levels are consistently higher than national averages. PNGHS provides a wide curriculum that includes a full range of subjects at all levels and a variety of extracurricular sporting, artistic and cultural activities. Girls at all levels are encouraged to take up leadership roles and given extension opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills. Many of our students also gain significant scholarships to support further study at tertiary institutions.

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Phone numbers

+64 6 357 9194 EXT 870
+64 27 588 8019

  • Number of students: 1250
  • Number of international students: 30
  • Females only

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

Religious Facilities (on-site)

  • Multi-faith

Religious Clubs

  • Christian
PNGHS's superior and modern facilities includes free WiFi on site.  A school app is available and students and parents have 24/7 access to the school portal for information such as attendance (previous week), timetable, daily school notices, current & previous year's results, NCEA summary (if applicable) and finances.  Our purpose built school hall, multi purpose outdoor turf, music suites, instruments for hire, computer stations throughout the school, dance studios, outdoor amphitheatre are just a few we identify that truly enhances the students' learning experience while at PNGHS.  


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Main centres: 

Palmerston North


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