Hamilton Girls' High School
“A Wise Woman Shapes Her Own Destiny”.
It is our aim to ensure that every girl who passes through our gate will be given the opportunity to shape her own destiny.
Hamilton Girls’ High School has shaped and influenced our young women since 1911. Core values and principles underpin a dynamic learning environment and our students are given every opportunity to aspire to excellence. We cater for the all round educational needs of our young women and offer an outstanding education pathway to ensure the best possible career destination.
As educational leaders at Hamilton Girls’ High School, we are committed to consolidating on and lifting the bar for raising the achievement across the four cornerstones of Academic, Leadership, Cultural and Sporting endeavours. Our young women are encouraged to achieve in the classroom and to combine this success with involvement in sporting and cultural activities. A balanced education embraces whole person learning and allows them to be challenged, extended and motivated in all aspects of their life.
Standards in a school are essential – standards drive motivation, hold levels of confidence and empower students and staff. Our expectations of our students are high. We expect them to be well dressed, polite, courteous and prepared for learning. Becoming fully engaged in our school culture is essential and an exciting part of being at secondary school.
Our school hostel is a wonderful asset that offers quality residential accommodation for 130 students in a supportive living and learning environment. The students and staff of Sonninghill Hostel speak highly of the supportive and nurturing environment and endorse that it is a “home away from home”.
80 credits including:
10 credits in literacy
10 credits in numeracy
For subject endorsements, 14 credits at merit or excellence.
For NCEA endorsement, 50 credits at merit or excellence.
NCEA Level 1
The current minimum requirements include:
Students select any two of the full-year option subjects listed for Year 10 under the arts, technology, languages, PE and Commerce.
Students study English, Mathematics, Science, and three option subjects. Subject descriptions and prerequisites are listed in the curriculum handbook.
Students study English and five option subjects. Subject descriptions and prerequisites are listed in the curriculum handbook.
Preliminary applications to university rely on Year 12 NCEA Level 2 results.
Students choose any five subjects. Subject descriptions and prerequisites are listed in the curriculum handbook.
Hamilton Girls’ High School believes that every child is a unique individual who deserves to receive the best possible educational opportunities in order to meet their potential. Hamilton Girls’ High School is committed to identifying Gifted and Talented students and to providing appropriately for their individual needs.
At HGHS we not only nurture our art students’ creativity within the classroom, but we also aim to provide a range of opportunities for our entire student body to appreciate the value of art and culture for the well-being of themselves and their communities. This is achieved through an extracurricular programme of appreciation and participation – clubs, groups and activities that range from exhibitions, publications and performances, to workshops, speakers and field trips. These ventures allow students to not only further their practice but also serve the school in a variety of capacities, develop leadership and gain insight into the world of art and culture beyond school.
HAMILTON GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL HAS A PROUD HISTORY OF INVOLVEMENT IN SPORT
Our young women are encouraged to achieve in the classroom and to combine this success with involvement in sporting and cultural activities. A balanced education embraces whole-person learning and allows them to be challenged, extended and motivated in all aspects of their life.
Students select four half-year option subjects: One from the Arts, One from the Languages
One from Technology, The fourth option from any of the above three learning areas.