Mission Statement

We provide opportunities to the students in our all girls’ school to be outstanding young women who will leave us well prepared for the next step in their lives, ready to make a positive contribution to society.

A word from the Principal

Founded in 1881, Whangarei Girls’ High School is a dynamic and vibrant school community dedicated to excellence. We are proud of our record of academic, sporting and cultural successes and are committed to a philosophy of continuous improvement as we strive to be a leader in education.

As a student centred school, we work hard to provide a wealth of opportunities and challenges for our students to acquire the values, competencies and knowledge required for success in the 21st Century. Leadership roles are fostered at every level and numerous student initiatives are encouraged and supported. We have an expectation that all new students will make a positive contribution to Whangarei Girls’ High School and share in our proud tradition.

Based on a philosophy of mutual respect, our restorative approach encourages and assists every student to reach her maximum potential in an environment that is safe, supportive and secure. The positive relationships which exist between staff and students and between the students themselves, are a strength of our school. The academic coaching programme builds on this by ensuring that every student sets targets and is supported to achieve them.

The extensive curriculum, catering for all strengths and interests, contributes to our positive learning community. Learning in all areas is supported by a strong commitment to our bicultural environment and enterprising culture. Education outside the classroom is an integral part of making learning relevant for all students.

We value our close working relationship with parents/caregivers and our wider school community and are appreciative of the extensive support we receive.

We are extremely proud of our students and all that they achieve and enjoy meeting families and whanau.

Anne Cooper

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Meet the students

Our students help us run our school. Find out what they think about attending WGHS.

Meet the staff

An introduction to the people that constantly provide our students with new challenges and opportunities.

Courses we offer

Our students study a wide range of high quality courses. Learn more about what we can offer you.

Where we live

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Contact Whangarei Girls' High School

Phone: 09 430 4460

Fax: 09 430 4410

email: office@wghs.school.nz