Hastings Girls’ High School

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Hastings Girls’ High School has established fine traditions of academic achievement, cultural involvement, sporting excellence and community service.

Our motto is ‘Akina’, which originates from the New Zealand Maori language meaning to strive hard at all times through mind, body and soul, and we incorporate these values into learning and life.

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What our school offers

SPORT – We are Hawkes Bay champions in football, basketball, volleyball, softball and touch rugby, and pride ourselves on our netball and hockey achievements. Our School boasts the largest area of astro-turf of all Hawkes Bay Schools. Summer sports include athletics, tennis, swimming and badminton.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES – Extra-curricular activities such as horse riding, surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, archery, indoor rock wall climbing, tramping and combined sports events with another local school’s international students.

MUSIC – Our Music Department is considered the strongest in Hawkes Bay, with award-winning Choirs and Bands, together with Chamber music, Barbershop Chorus, Musical Productions and individual music tuition. Every year we produce a fantastic Stage Show and our international students welcome the chance to participate.

School facilities include a modern computer suite, music suite, two gymnasiums, tennis and netball courts, swimming pool, science laboratories, art rooms, photography suite, graphics/design room, food technology suite, spacious sports fields, a school canteen and an International Student Centre – all set in seven hectares of park-like surroundings.


We are located in Hawke’s Bay which has fabulous summers and is in close proximity to swimming and surfing beaches and cycle trails. Hawke’s Bay is a sports lover’s paradise, offering a wide range of activities on land and water, and within a three hour drive to the ski slopes of Mount Ruapehu and the thermal wonderland of Rotorua.

Homestay Families

Our homestay families are carefully selected, taking into account the students’ requirements and particular interests. The happiness and well-being of our students are of utmost importance to us and we strive to provide excellent care of them during their stay.

International Student Testimonials

Hastings Girls’ High School has the most amazing choices of subjects, and the equipment in Photography and Food Technology are the best. The Music Suite has five pianos and guitars, so we can practise at any time. I love the atmosphere amongst the New Zealand girls and I’ve made many friends. My host Mum is a great cook and I will miss the mince pies!

Anne, Germany

I am definitely returning to New Zealand when I finish school in Germany, because I have so many good memories of my time here. I particularly enjoy the sporting options available and took up recreational sport/fitness. It was very easy to make friends at school as my host sister introduced me to her friends. My host family and host sister have been great.

Lorena, Germany


Address: Hastings Girls’ High School, 508 Pakowhai Rd, Frimley, Hastings 4120
Website: http://www.hastingsgirls.com/


To enrol in this school, download the form below, complete and return to ISENZ.

Download ISENZ Enrolment Form (PDF)

Email a completed and scanned copy to russell@isenz.com.

Or post a completed copy to:
Russell Trethewey
PO Box 5329, Terrace End
Palmerston North, New Zealand

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