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Congratulations to our students on their excellent NCEA results. Scholarship results – the best yet! We attained 49 Scholarships (2 outstanding). Congratulations to Sophie St Clair – top Scholarship in NZ for Biology.

Why Choose a Girls’ School?

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Meet the Principal

Kia Ora Koutou

Napier Girls’ High School has shaped and influenced the lives of young women since 1884.

We value tradition and aspire to the highest in education.  This is reflected in our vision:

“Inspiration from the past, learning, contributing, empowering for today and tomorrow”.



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Watch the Virtual Tour to see our school in action.


Our Successes






Check out what we have been up to by going to our photo gallery!



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Our Vision

2018 Prefects

Inspiration from the past, learning, contributing, empowering for today and tomorrow

Our Mission


Building on its rich heritage, Napier Girls’ High School offers expansive teaching and learning and a vibrant community where all students are challenged and offered the means to reach their highest potential, enabling them to be confident, innovative and resilient global citizens.

Download our Charter & Strategic Plan here!

Download our Annual Plan here!

Pic 2015

Board Of Trustees 2015

  • Chairperson Mr Jude Minor
  • Principal Mrs Mary Nixon
  • Parent Rep Mrs Heather Hallam
  • Parent Rep Mr Te Aro Hunt
  • Parent Rep Mrs Ai-Lan McLaren
  • Parent Rep Mr Roy Sye
  • Staff Rep Mr Philipp Otto
  • Student Rep Holley Grant
  • Secretary Barbara Hewitt
  • Athletics
  • Air pistol shooting
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Canoe polo
  • Cricket
  • Cross country
  • Equestrian
  • Equestrian
  • Football
  • Golf croquet
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Lawn bowls
  • Lifesaving
  • Motocross
  • Multisport
  • Netball
  • Orienteering
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Surf lifesaving
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch rugby
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Waka ama


  • School Choir
  • Barbershop
  • Chamber Music
  • Concert Band
  • Orchestra
  • String Quartet
  • Special Choir
  • Ukulele Orchestra

Instrumental Lessons:
Brass, Cello, Clarinet, Double Bass, Drums, Flute, Guitar, Keyboard, Saxophone, Viola, Violin, Voice



  • Amnesty International
  • Arts & Wearable Art Club
  • German Club
  • Debating
  • Enviroschool
  • Kapa Haka
  • Key Club
  • Librarian
  • Lunchtime Language Club
  • Drama Club
  • Junior Theatresports
  • Stage Challenge Junior and Senior
  • Senior Theatre sports
  • Sheilah Winn Shakespeare groups
  • Young Enterprise
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Chess Club
  • Anime Club
  • Gamers Club
  • Pasifika Cutural Group
  • Culinary Arts Team
  • CREST (seniors)
  • Lip Dub
  • Māori Games and Language

To view subjects through to Year 13 in depth please click here

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Find Us


Living in Hawke’s Bay

Napier is in the province of Hawke’s Bay. Hawke’s Bay’s population is approximately 100,000 and it is an area known for its bountiful produce. Hawke’s Bay not only produces fruit on a large scale but it is also known for its extensive farming and increasing dairying. The region has a large fishing industry and a growing wine industry which has been acknowledged on the world stage. The temperate climate of “The Bay” is the envy of New Zealand and Napier is known particularly for its Art Deco heritage, cultural events, restaurants and shops.

For more information please follow this link

Napier Girls’ High School named the top school for its Decile – NCEA Level 2 results: The New Zealand Herald 3/5/17