Napier Boys’ High School’s success is based on a wide range of learning experiences. Streaming ensures that teaching and learning are appropriate to the ability of the student. This raises the students’ self worth and creates stimulating and purposeful learning.


Individual potential is developed and nurtured in a variety of ways. Classes in the Junior Accelerate Programme exist to enrich student learning. Students in this programme take 1, 2 or 3 National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 1 courses in Year 10. These students then develop their own programmes in the senior school studying at an advanced level. This may include university papers in Year 13.

Mainstream Junior Classes provide a positive work environment and develop individual potential in classes of a smaller size.


Class placement is reviewed at key times and is based on merit. Specialist teachers with an empathy and interest in learning difficulties teach core subjects to the Learning Support class, while option subjects are kept within the mainstream. All students are encouraged to respect other learners while having pride in their own performance.


Students requiring learning support and extension are identified and needs – based programs are put in placeERO


Examinations are the key form of assessment whereby all students sit internal examinations twice per year and external examinations are completed by all senior students as well as those involved in the junior accelerate programme.