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Jenny Ellis

MEdL(Hons) BBS DipTchg

Kerry Macdonald

BA, DipTchg,DipSMnt
International Dean

Nicky Butler

Coordinator of International Students

Marina Walsh

International Accommodation Co-ordinator

Postal Address

60 Northgate
Private Bag 2049
New Plymouth 4342
New Zealand


+64 (6) 757 3899


+64 (6) 757 3882


Accommodation - On Site Boarding

There are two accommodation options for international students:

  • On-site boarding
  • Homestay

On-site Boarding

The preference where possible is for international students to spend their first year boarding at our attached dormitory or school hostel ("Scotlands"). The reason for this is to give newcomers to the country a caring and supportive environment among students of their own age. There is daily supervised study and there are excellent study facilities.

Students are housed in 5 bed modern motel-type units with each student having her own privare space. Because the hostel is in the school grounds, boarders have access to all the school amenities. The hostel is the "heart" of the school and thrives on team work and the friendships made among the students of all nationalities.


New Plymouth Girls' High School

  • On site access to the school grounds and its facilities
  • Warm, caring and secure environment in a modern complex with motel style units
  • Maximum of 150 boarders from age 13 years upwards
  • Excellent staff supervision. Active 24 hour care
  • Homework supervised by a trained teacher. Tuition in time management and study skills which produces excellent academic results
  • Active and supportive programme
  • High expectations of acceptable behaviour
  • Leadership opportunity and training
  • Increased independence as students become more senior
  • Year 13 House provides opportunity for more independant living in a supportive, well equipped environment
  • A good mix of nationalities


There is a good variety of quality homestay accommodation available. International students are expected to be part of the family and to play a full part in family life.

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Row Boats For Hire

Paige Hareb -
World Class Surfer &
Ex-New Plymouth Girls' High Student

WOMAD at the
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