Taradale High School

Taradale High School is a co-educational secondary school of almost 1000 students.

There are usually 35-40 international students from a variety of counties. The school offers a good combination of academic, cultural and sporting opportunity. Student leadership and acknowledging student success are important features. The school is proud of its reputation in preparing students well for tertiary education, attaining scholastic success in the top 10% of schools in New Zealand.

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Location and Facilities

Taradale High School is located the beautiful provincial Art Deco city of Napier. Situated by the sea on the East Coast of the North Island, Napier enjoys a warm, sunny climate. Surrounded by vineyards, golf courses and beautiful scenery, this region provides a good study environment and many recreational and sporting opportunities. The school itself is set in spacious attractive grounds and is well-resourced with a library, gymnasium, dance studio, computer suites, music and drama suite and Technology area.


Taradale High School offers a broad, modern curriculum in: English, ESOL, Media Journalism, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science, Horticulture, Art, Photography, Design, Drama, Classical Studies, Graphics, Music, Accounting, Economics, Geography, History, Social Sciences, French, Japanese, Maori, Physical Education.

Technology Subjects: Computer, Nutrition, Hospitality, Textiles, Wood, Metal, Mechanical Engineering.

Extra-Curricular Programme

Students are encouraged to participate in the wide variety of extra-curricular activities available:

Sports: Adventure Racing, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Bowls, Canoe Polo, Cycling, Cricket, Cross Country, Equestrian, Futsal, Gymnastics, Hockey, Golf, Netball, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Multi Sports, Sailing, Squash, Volleyball.

Arts: Choir Groups, Barber Shop Singing, Orchestra, Chamber Groups, Jazz Ensemble, Rock Bands, String Ensemble, Dance, Stage Challenge, Drama Productions, Debating, Creative Writing and Poetry Groups, Wearable Arts. Individual music lessons available upon request.

Academic and Pastoral Support

Taradale High School provides ESOL classes from elementary to advanced levels. Class sizes are small and teachers experienced. The availability of multi-level education allows students to study subjects at different levels according to their ability. All students have an orientation programme before being placed in class. International staff are friendly and supportive. Teacher Aides provide additional support in the student’s first language where possible.


Students live with a New Zealand family. Homestay accommodation is arranged by the school. All homestays are police checked. Consideration is given to student requests and preferences where possible. Most homestays are located in the Taradale suburb within a short walking distance of the school.


Address: 50 Murphy Road, Taradale, Napier 4112
Website: http://www.ths.school.nz


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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For more information about this school, please contact ISENZ.