About us

Hastings Girls’ High school is an all girls’ state school. The College is situated in the heart of Hastings, in large, attractive grounds.

Hastings Girls’ is close to all bus and main transport links to neighbouring Napier and Havelock North. It is a 20-minute drive to the airport and a one hour flight
from Auckland.

Here at Hastings Girls’ the girl takes centre stage as we shape her educational experience to best meet her learning needs.

Our international students’ enjoy success in both academic results and through involvement in many
of our sports and cultural opportunities beyond the classroom.

Our Values

Our school values underpin everything we do; being respectful, striving to succeed, showing resilience and being honest. We encourage our girls to demonstrate these values in their everyday attitudes and behaviors.

Cultural Participation

We have an extensive performing arts programme that presents opportunities through, purpose built tuition / practice rooms, choir, drama and cultural groups, including Kapa Haka and Pasifika, music tuition and a bi-Annual stage production with Hastings Boys’ High School.

Academic Excellence

We consistently achieve academic results above the national average through offering specialists in ESOL and supported learning, teachers committed to providing first class academic opportunities, modern learning environments and a rich locally based curriculum.

Pastoral Care

To care for the pastoral and academic needs of our students we have a Director of International Students and an Akina coach to monitor individuals. As well as access to a careers advisor, school counsellor, nurse, deans and specialist teachers.

Sporting Opportunities

Our extensive high performance sports programme caters for both individual and team pursuits, with a wide range of winter and summer sports codes. A full sized indoor basketball and netball court. An all-weather outdoor surface, fully equipped gymnasium and specialist coaches.

Student Profile

We have 700 students from diverse backgrounds. A high proportion of Maori and Pasifika learners. As well as students from many parts of the globe including: China, Japan, Germany, India, Korea.

A comprehensive orientation programme and a three week extensive New Zealand cultural program for international students, at the end of each year. A modern uniform, compulsory at all levels.

All our International students are housed in high quality homestay accommodation.


Contact Jenny Fugle: international@hastingsgirls.com, 06 873 1133