Napier Boys’ High School is a single sex school catering for young men from Year 9 to Year 13, with a current roll of 1170. The school has a substantial boarding hostel - Scinde House (190 boarders). The school was established on the Napier Hill in 1872 and moved to its current site in 1926 in order that the students enjoy more spacious surroundings.
Following the fire in October 1991, the school has been significantly upgraded and the modern learning environment is enhanced with a unique Art-Deco style architecture.
Napier Boys’ High School is a well-established school promoting traditional values and enhances these by adapting to changing needs and circumstances. It is a modern secondary school with a rich past that caters for the all-round educational needs of young men from a diverse range of contributing schools.
The staff (approximately 70) have a serious commitment to academic excellence in formal teaching and learning, as well as to extra-curricular activities. Their input in the areas of sport, drama, outdoor education, music and art are strengths of the school. The school enjoys the services of a dedicated and capable administration, ancillary and grounds staff.
A comprehensive range of academic and vocational subjects are offered at all year levels to satisfy the career expectations of all students. The school also offers experience in a range of national and international assessments and academic competitions.
The school farm (13 ha) adjacent to the school provides a learning environment for a range of educational activities. Horticulture, Forestry, Agriculture and Farm Technology are natural extensions of this facility, and in 2009 the first grapes from the school’s ‘Nui’ vineyard will be harvested.
The school is an active member of the New Zealand Super Eight Schools which links prominent North Island boys’ state secondary schools, expanding opportunities to include contact for sporting and cultural events and staff professional development. The school has a long held, prominent national profile in academic and sporting success.
The school also owns an Outdoor Education Centre ‘Camp Simmons’ at Pakaututu on the upper reaches of the Mohaka River, which is used in the summer months as an outdoor base for classes involved in Outdoor Education.
The Hawkes Bay Holt Planetarium is sited on the school grounds and
Napier Boys’ High School has grown by approximately 40% in the last six years and has recently completed an extensive building programme ($3.5m) that has resulted in 22 classrooms being built or thoroughly refurbished. The school is now in a new phase of development which will further enhance the teaching facilities of the school, including an Art /design suit, social science centre and entrance way.
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