Ad Lucem – Towards The Light
Ki te Marama

Napier Girls’ High School opened on January 29, 1884 with thirty nine pupils and one boarder. Miss M.E Hewett was the founding principal. The original school course included English, French, Latin, German, Drawing, Singing and Callisthenics.

Today, Napier Girls’ High School has a roll of about 1,000 students. It has a strong tradition of successfully educating girls, as well as national success in a wide variety of sporting and cultural activities.

My Place of Standing

Mataruahou is my place of standing

The waters of Te Whanganui-a-Orotu nourish me

Napier Girls’ High School is my marae    

Taku Pepehā

Ko Mataruahou te puke whakahī hei turangawaewae mōku

Ko Te Whanganui-a-Orotu te moana

Ko Te Kura tuarua mō ngā kōhine o Ahuriri te marae

Ki te Marama – Ad Lucem