NGHS is valued for its all girls' character, thriving hostel accommodation, 130 year history, and all round excellence.
We provide a pathway for every student to reach her highest potential and develop as a 21st century woman. Students are encouraged to be self-managing. Teachers promote student engagement, progress and achievement and students benefit from positive, affirming relationships with them. Our NCEA results rank among the very best in New Zealand. Our school is recognized at a regional, national and international level in music, rowing, hockey, swimming, volleyball, orienteering and sailing. Every student is encouraged and expected to join a sport or activity.
Our Academic Plus programme offers a personalised experience to give every student - The Time of Your Life ?.
Our superb site overlooking the sea is only a short walk to the city to shop and meet up with friends. We blend valued traditions with innovation. All students use electronic devices to enrich their learning. We have excellent facilities for technology, performing arts and languages, a swimming pool and gymnasium. Students choose from a wide curriculum, 26 sports and 28 clubs. Our students love coming to school. A maximum of 10 students from a country, a small roll and an effective buddy system enable all of our international students to integrate well into New Zealand life.