General / Student Information

School Hours
School starts at 8.40am each day.  Junior students finish at 3.15pm and senior students finish at 3.10pm (Week B Wednesday is a 2.20pm finish for seniors). 

The school hours for the remainder of 2022 are 8.40am - 2.45pm (with Week B Wednesday a 1.55pm finish for senior students).

Absences
Parents are asked to notify the school by email, text or phone of any absence from school, or for leave required at lunchtime.  You can also notify the school of absence/leave via the school app.  The phone number for absences is 835 4199, email absentee@nghs.school.nz or txt 021 477 550

School Holidays
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Apart from school holiday breaks, Waitangi Day, Easter, Queen’s Birthday, Matariki, Labour Day and Hawke’s Bay Anniversary Day are observed as holidays. Please check the Term Calendars for other days the school is closed.

​​​​​​​Reporting to Parents
Reports are sent out regularly. 

Special evenings are arranged during the year when parents can consult all their daughter’s teachers.

Leaving School
A request to leave school during the school year or at the end of the year must be sent to the Principal in writing at least one week before leaving school and should state destination or proposed occupation.

Old Girls' Association 
This Association welcomes girls who attended the school.  Please contact Penny Madden (President of the Association) email
mission.vista@xtra.co.nz / phone (06) 844 5727 for information on the Old Girls’ Association.