Hamilton Girls’ High has always welcomed international and exchange students as a valued part of our school community. For many years, our roll has represented a wide range of nationalities and we appreciate the rich cultural diversity they bring to Hamilton Girls’ High School.
All students fall under the care of the School’s International Students’ department including arranging accommodation in a homestay with a New Zealand family or at our hostel Sonninghill.
The international staff are committed to meeting the educational, social and pastoral needs of our students. We aim to ensure your daughter’s transition to life in New Zealand is as seamless as possible. The student roll is about 1700 girls, and a feature of the school is the diversity of ethnicities and the promotion and celebration of these cultures.
Hamilton Girls’ High School has shaped and influenced our young women since 1911. Core values and principles underpin a dynamic learning environment and our students are given every opportunity to aspire to excellence. We cater for the all round educational needs of our young women and offer an outstanding education pathway to ensure the best possible career destination.
As educational leaders at Hamilton Girls' High School, we are committed to consolidating on and lifting the bar for raising the achievement across the four cornerstones of Academic, Leadership, Cultural and Sporting endeavours. Our young women are encouraged to achieve in the classroom and to combine this success with involvement in sporting and cultural activities. A balanced education embraces whole person learning and allows them to be challenged, extended and motivated in all aspects of their life.
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Located on the banks of the Waikato River, Hamilton City is the heart of the Waikato region, and is New Zealand’s fourth largest city. The region is culturally and geographically diverse and is a safe, family focused community where international students have amazing educational and sporting opportunities.
Hamilton Girls’ High School has a wide range of modern facilities including well-equipped classrooms, music and drama suites, computer, technology, design, art and photography suites, science laboratories, a well-equipped library, and excellent sports facilities.
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