Hamilton Girls' High School
A wise woman shapes her own destiny

Our school was opened to students on 10 July 1911, on the current site of Hamilton Girls' High School. In 1955 the school divided, and Hamilton Girls High School retained the original site. Mrs Mary Ann Baxter is our current Principal starting Term 2 2004.

We Offer

- Full academic programme is provided preparing students for university and other tertiary institutions.
- Extensive ESOL course provided by specialist teachers preparing students for IELTS or other examinations.
- Mainstream academic environment supported by established international student programme which provides an excellent support base for students.
- Well qualified and experienced ESOL staff with students achieving outstanding results.
- Academic Education programme designed specifically to assist students gain entrance to University.
- Strong pastoral care and guidance networks in place.
- Homestay accommodation service with top quality homestay and caregiver support.
- Internationally recognised qualifications.
- Modern classrooms and resources - Modern teaching facilities.
- Spacious 5.9592 hectares of grounds in downtown surrounding.

General Areas of Study

The course of study is based around the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). The NCEA is a mixture of internal assessment and external examinations.

To gain entry to university in New Zealand, students must achieve at least 42 credits at Level 1 or higher in NCEA. At least 14 credits must be from each of two subjects from an approved list, with another 14 credits from no more than two other domains. Students must have 14 or more credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics, and at least 8 credits at Level 2 or higher which show reading and writing skills in English.

Fee Examples

2018/2019 Fees:
Tuition fees for international students NZ$13,200.00 for a full year.

Administration fee $750
Home stay fees NZ$245 per week.
For a full list of the fees please see our web site

Care support for international students

The school is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the care of International Students. The Dean of International Students is responsible for the welfare at school, Homestay Co-Ordinator provide guidance between home and school.

Contact Person

Kylie Morgan, Director of International Development

Web Address



Hamilton Girls' High School, PO Box 1267, Hamilton, 3240, New Zealand


+64 7 839 1304, Ext 859


+64 7 834 1394