Since 1882 New Plymouth Boys’ High School has been leading the way in the education of boys in a world class environment. From the famous amphitheatre that is the Gully Ground, and also the stage for the incomparable full school Haka, to the impressive full school 1200 seat Ryder Assembly Hall, NPBHS is a modern learning environment where traditional standards of achievement and behaviour are expected.
Our hostel, with 170 Boarders is the heart of the school, not just in terms of culture and standards but because it is also set within the heart of 14 hectares of park like school grounds.
Our passionate and dedicated staff ensure NPBHS has an innovative and challenging curriculum which combines a testing academic programme with an exhaustive list of curricula activities. It is proven that many life skills and values are obtained through the participation in extracurricular activities.
We believe NPBHS prepares boys exceptionally well for life beyond school and sets a foundation for success. Values are woven throughout that preparation. Self-control, optimism, determination, social maturity and curiosity are integral to a happy and fulfilled life.
‘Be The Example’ is our simple vision that covers all aspects of school life including, but not limited to: academic achievement, effort, uniform and how we treat each other. Be the example applies to not only the students, but staff and all those associated with the school. We are all accountable to being the example. No one is beyond or above the responsibility of being the very best we can be.
New Plymouth Boys’ High School accepts enrolments from International students from Years 9 – 13 (ages 13 years – 18 years). The school offers the opportunity of either homestay close to the school, or boarding accommodation within the school hostel (located on site). Those that select boarding get the opportunity to have a homestay during the school holidays.