Karene Biggs, Principal

Principal's Welcome

"Inspiring young women who are successful learners and act with integrity."

Palmerston North Girls’ High School provides an outstanding education for young women from Palmerston North, the wider Manawatu region and a range of overseas countries. We are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment that enables students to become independent, curious learners and future problem solvers. We maintain high standards of achievement and have high expectations of behaviour. Our results at all levels are significantly outstanding and higher than national averages.

Our school provides a wide curriculum that includes a full range of subjects at all levels with an expectation that students will also be involved in extracurricular sporting, artistic and/or cultural activities. In addition, our school provides opportunities for students to be involved in extension opportunities to further their knowledge and skills. Girls at all levels are encouraged to take up leadership roles. These opportunities help them develop greater self-confidence and become healthy risk takers within our supportive environment. Many of our students also gain significant scholarships to support further study at tertiary institutions.

We invite you to take the opportunities we offer to visit our school and consider how we may form a learning partnership to achieve the best outcomes for your daughter's future.

Karene Biggs
Principal

Study Options

Palmerston North Girls’ High School has a very high academic record and successfully prepares its students to enter university. Students can select from a wide range of subjects that the school offers in accordance with the New Zealand curriculum for all year levels including English, Mathematics, the Sciences, Health and Physical Education, Technology, the Arts, and Languages, with additional subjects for senior students.

We Care

Our small class size of 25 – 30 allows personalized education and encourages students to support each other in achieving their educational goals. Buddies and peer tutoring are available for all students. Our dedicated team at the International Office is committed to offering pastoral and academic support to our international students. We are contactable 24/7 in case of emergencies.

School ERO Report

You can read the 2018 Education Review Office report on PNGHS here: