Wishing our whānau the best for the school holidays! Term 3 starts Monday 22 July. Homestay families needed for international students (short & long term) - for more info contact: international@nghs.school.nz

Empowering ākonga to achieve success and fulfilment, for themselves, whānau and community

Kia Ora Koutou
Welcome to Napier Girls' High School


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”.

Our students consistently achieve above the national average in national qualifications.  This reflects the Personalised Learning and innovative approach to teaching and learning that is a feature of our school.

Holistic education underpinned by sound values is important to us and we have a proven record of outstanding achievement in the sports and cultural areas.

Our values and traditions create a safe, inclusive learning environment. Excellent relationships exist between our staff and students.  Teachers are dedicated professionals who work hard to develop the full potential of each student.

We have many traditions that create a safe caring environment where students gain a sense of belonging. We have sound pastoral and career systems to ensure students are known and given appropriate individual guidance and support during their years at Napier Girls’ High School.

Our on-site school Hostel, Hewett House, offers quality residential accommodation for 170 students.  It is a supportive, caring living and learning environment.

Our aim is for each girl to develop and leave school an intelligent, confident, caring young woman well prepared to take on the many varied and exciting challenges of their exciting future.

It is a real privilege to be involved in the education of young women.


Ngā mihi

Mrs Dawn Ackroyd

Mrs Dawn Ackroyd
Tumuaki/Principal 
​​​​​​​Napier Girls' High School

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