Napier Boys’ High School

Established in 1872, Napier Boys’ High School (NBHS) is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most successful schools. With a proud record of academic achievement and sporting success, Napier Boys’ is the school of choice for the region’s young men.

Co-ed or Single Sex Single Sex (Boys only)
Suburb location Napier South. Easy walking distance to the CBD, beaches & recreation facilities.Hastings
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Roll – Total 1,235
Roll – International Up to 25, ensuring a personalised programme & experience.
Languages offered French, Japanese & Maori. Others by correspondence.
Strong Points – Subjects Napier Boys' High School achieves genuine success across all academic subjects. A large school, we offer a wide range of courses, from statistics to viticulture. Strengths are in the social sciences, commerce, sciences, physical education & technical subjects. English as a Second Language classes, with up to 8 students per class, 5 hours a week, including IELTS. Our international students go onto university with great success in New Zealand & abroad.
Strong Points – Sports Many international students join Napier Boys' High School because of our sporting reputation. Over the past 4 years the school has had in excess of 60 New Zealand representatives, with a handful of world champions. We provide opportunities for all students to achieve success & enjoyment. At least 35 different sports are offered.
Strong Points – Cultural Debating, Shakespeare Festival, drama, annual production, orchestral & chamber music, instrumental tuition.
Other Unique Features Our Academic Plus programme offers a range of outdoor & cultural experiences:
  • Exclusively for international students
  • Operated by experienced, qualified and accredited providers

Programme: Sailing, surfing, windsurfing, white-water rafting & the world-renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing. A visit to Hobbiton and a Super Rugby game.

Special Facilities The school is wireless, with modern refurbished facilities. A 30-hectare site, situated by the sea, we have spacious school grounds, including a large swimming complex & all-weather hockey & tennis facilities. Unique features include an onsite planetarium, adjacent 13-hectare farm, vineyard & outdoor education camp.
Accommodation Scinde House (onsite boarding hostel) or caring host families with a connection to the school.

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