New Plymouth Girls' High School has shaped and influenced the lives
of young women since 1885.

Our vision, to develop educated, confident young women of outstanding character, is timeless.
Et Comitate - Et Virtute - Et Sapientia Friendship - Courage - Wisdom Whakahoanga - Maia - Mātauranga


Due to the current emergency water situation in New Plymouth, we have to close the school for the remainder of today (Wed 21 Feb) and tomorrow, Thursday 22 February 2018.

Senior Tutor Teachers

Please take the roll (see attached absent list for the day) on the hard copy and inform students of the above.
If students are able to make their own way home they are permitted to leave the site now (please note this on the roll for each individual student).
If they are bus students, hostel students, international students or cannot get home at this time then accompany them to the Hall now.

Junior Tutor Teachers

Please take the roll (see attached absent list for the day) and then take your Tutor Group with you to assemble in the Hall (note: there are no seats in the Hall just go to your allocated seating location).
SLT will manage the evacuation of students from the school site.

Welcome to New Plymouth Girls' High School


New Plymouth Girls' High School has a proud tradition of academic excellence & a proven record of outstanding achievement in sport, visual & performing arts. It is the individual and collective contribution of many that makes it possible for us to enjoy and be part of this very special school.

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Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop

The PTA Inc. Uniform Shop is your offical shop for all your students' uniform needs. For a full price list, opening times and uniform requirements, please click on the link below to find out more information.

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Head Girls

Student Leaders 2017

Grace Mohi (pictured, centre) is the Head Girl for 2017. Maya Page (pictured, left) and Isabella Kelly (pictured, right) are Deputy Head Girls. Please find a full listing of leadership positions by following the “Read More” link below.

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Scholarship recipient finds links to Taranaki hometown at University of Otago

Receiving a University of Otago Academic Excellence Scholarship, worth $45,000 over three years, was a significant - but not the only - factor in Ellen O'Byrne's decision to head south for university.

The variety of opportunities available at the university and Dunedin's appeal made Otago her first choice when it came to setting herself up for future success.
The New Plymouth Girls' High School graduate is looking to enter the Bachelor of Science programme, majoring in Pharmacology or Biomedical Science after completing this year's Health Sciences First Year programme.

The unique academic reputation of the university has helped her succeed, she says.

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School Newsletter

Click HERE to view the latest newsletter.

Digital Technologies - Hangarau Matihiko

What parents, family, whanau & iwi need to know

Click HERE to view the Factsheet.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Harvey Norman and Noel Leeming Offers

Wherever possible students should bring a device to school to use to support their learning. It is recommended that the device has at least:

a 10" screen, a physical keyboard and a long battery life.

With the advent of Windows Ink and digital pens, touch devices that support their use enables students to hand write digitally. This can used in a range of software including MS OneNote which is increasingly used at school. The school has liaised with Harvey Norman and Noel Leeming and they have suitable BYOD devices with discounted prices for New Plymouth Girls' High School students - click on links below.

Students are responsible for the management of and appropriate use of their personal devices at school in line with the schools BPR values. Although permitted at school, cell phones must be set to silent and in school bag at all times other than break times, unless permission is given by the teacher.  They are brought to school at the owner's risk and are not covered by any school insurance. Parents and caregivers are advised to check the status of their own insurance cover for them. On enrolment students and parents must sign an eLearning agreement indicating that they will follow the school's expectations surrounding computer and  internet use before any access is allowed. Students must take responsibility for their own network username and password as this allows access to both the school network and the WiFI network. The school filters internet access and blocks objectionable / offensive / inappropriate websites when students are accessing the internet. However, we cannot control students internet access using their own 3G mobile data plans. The student's school MS Office 365 Account allows them to install MS Office on 5 personal devices.

If students are unable to bring any device to school, they will have access to school computers.

Mr K Byrne

Deputy Principal


Harvey Norman NPGHS BYOD Offers for 2018


Noel Leeming NPGHS BYOD Offers for 2018


Enrolments and Student Course Changes

Please phone the school office for an interview time with a dean.

Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop is open every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday during term time, 12.20 – 2.20 pm.  Closed on Wednesdays. 

06 758 1831.


We're Being Social! Join us on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

With our ongoing sup and enthusiasm for social networking, we are exing our Facebook page to include Daily Notices and other relevant school information.

We use Facebook and Google+ to show what's happening around the school and beyond the gate. It is a great way to keep up to date with daily events, news and photos. We also use Twitter to out quick updates and news.

Click on this link to visit our Facebook page: Click on this link to visit our Google+ page: You can also click this link to "Follow" us on Twitter:

Learn more about our Vision & Mission Statements

Our vision: To develop educated, confident young women of outstanding character.

Our mission: New Plymouth Girls' High School will provide a range of dynamic academic, cultural, singing and personal learning experiences through quality teaching in a challenging yet supportive environment. Each young women will have the opporunity to discover and develop the necessary knowledge, skills, values and character to enable her to fulfil her potential.


  • Respect - Whakamana
  • Responsibility - Haepapa
  • Relationships - Whanaungatanga
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