Scotlands Boarding Hostel

Boarding at New Plymouth Girls’ High School’s Scotlands Hostel provides a caring and supportive environment where students are encouraged to do well academically and participate fully in the sporting, cultural and social life of the school.

Features of life at Scotlands:

  • Warm, caring and secure environment.
  • Modern complex; motel style units.
  • Full access to school grounds and facilities beyond the school day.
  • 150 boarders - Years 9 to 13.
  • Excellent staff/student ratio and active 24-hour care.
  • Homework supervised by a trained teacher. Tuition in time-management and study skills that contributes towards excellent academic results.
  • Clear guidelines with a degree of flexibility for meeting individual needs.
  • Active and supportive extra-curricular programme.
  • High expectations of courtesy and acceptable behaviour.
  • Leadership opportunities and training.
  • Increased independence encouraged at all levels.
  • Year 13 House provides an opportunity for a “flatting” experience in a supportive, well equipped environment.
  • Rich and diverse cultures.
  • Boarders make a notable cultural, academic, social, sporting and leadership contribution to the life of the school.
  • The independence, maturity and lifelong friendships that boarding encourages are excellent foundations for adult life.

Dates for your diary

The Hostel will re-open on Sunday 29 January 2017 for the following students at times given.
  • Year 13 - 12 noon-2pm (time to settle in before year 9s arrive)
  • Year 9 - 2pm-4pm (parents will need to leave by 5pm)
The 2017 school year will begin at 9.00am with a Powhiri on Monday 30 January for new students and Year 13. Families and whanau are invited to attend. Other year levels are staggered through the week and are expected in the hostel on the dates below. The students will begin school the following morning.
  • Monday 30 January - Year 12 return to the hostel by 5pm.
  • Tuesday 31 January - Year 11 return to the hostel by 5pm.
  • Wednesday 1 February - Year 10 return to the hostel by 5pm.
  • Other important dates for 2017
Term 1
  • Monday 6 February - Waitangi Day
  • Thursday 23 February - Swimming Sports
  • Wednesday 1 March - Athletic Sports
  • Friday 10 March - Goal Setting Day
  • Monday 13 March - Taranaki Anniversary Day
  • Friday 24 March Teacher Only Day
  • Thurs 13 April - Hostel Closes 4pm End of Term 1
Term 2
  • Sunday 30 April - Hostel Opens 2pm
  • Thursday 11 May - Learning conferences - 4-7pm
  • Friday 12 May - Learning conferences - 9-3
SCHOOL TERM DATES 2017
  • Term 1 Mon 30 Jan - Thurs 13 April
  • Term 2 Mon 1 May - Fri 7 July
  • Term 3 Mon 24 July - Fri 29 Sept
  • Term 4 Mon 16 Oct - Tues 12 Dec

Enrolment Contact


Lorraine Collier - Hostel Manager
Email: scotlands-manager@npghs.school.nz
Phone: 06 757-3840
Fax: 06 758-5641

Forms

Scotlands Hostel Application Form (PDF) View
Scotlands Hostel Boarding Fees (PDF) View
Scotlands Hostel Handbook (PDF) View

Newsletter

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