Principal's Welcome Message

Victoria Kerr - Principal Tena koutou


I’m Stella Bond, Acting Principal of New Plymouth Girls’ High School, a school which I am immensely proud to be associated with.

At New Plymouth Girls’ High School we have 139 years of rich tradition to draw upon and yet foster a 21st Century approach to learning. Our mission statement is that we exist so that each young woman has the opportunity to discover and develop the necessary knowledge, skills, values and character to enable her to fulfil her potential.

Our focus is on the growth and development of the whole person. Students set goals to further their academic progress, and pursue their sports, arts, cultural, personal and future vocational goals. With 194 course opportunities across the year levels and over 100 co-curricular activities involving sports, arts, cultural and various events and clubs, students are spoilt for choice.

Many students aspire to be leaders while at school or in the future. There are numerous opportunities to experience leadership along with being able to work toward a wide range of badges and awards.

Our NCEA results sit well above the national average and our New Zealand Scholarship results cover a wide spread across approximately 15 subjects and are attributed to our wonderfully talented, dedicated and experienced teachers.

At the heart of how we function, are our school values of, Whakamana-Respect, Haepapa-Responsibility and Whanaungatanga-Relationships. We are a restorative learning centre and are blessed with a rich ethnic mix, drawing on students from over 50 different cultural backgrounds. Some of whom are international and exchange students.

Living in New Plymouth means a large number of our students (and staff), enjoy the environment and lifestyle that Taranaki has to offer from the sea, to the mountain and the wonderful parks, rivers and expanses of farms and bushland scattered throughout the province. Our school is proud to offer an education to young women that draws on and links them to our local community and environment.

We are confident your daughter will find her niche within our school. It would be great to see your daughter walk through our school gates and join the New Plymouth Girls’ High School whanau.



Nga mihi

Stella Bond

Acting Principal