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Scholarships and Awards 2022 (so far)

October 29, 2022

Several prestigious prizes have already been awarded to our senior students this year. Congratulations to them and their…

B Block Demolition

October 15, 2022

After 60 years of service, B Block was officially closed following the opening of our beautiful new building Te Whare Tuupara.…

Bake Sale Fundraiser for Whaanau in Need

October 15, 2022

The home of one of our students burned down in Term three, so our student leaders initiated a bake sale fundraiser at school…

Te Ao Maaori Whakanuia Performances

October 3, 2022

To celebrate Maaori language month, each waka prepared and performed waiata for each other on the last Thursday of Term…

Cross Country Waka Challenge 2022

October 3, 2022

Congratulations to everyone who participated in our inter-waka cross country challenge on 2 September 2022, which also included…

Trailer Building and Sales

July 18, 2022

A couple of senior students have been finishing off two trailers that we built a few years ago when we had the original…

Matariki Festival Student Businesses

July 14, 2022

Matariki Week was an exciting and busy opportunity for our business students to make plans, prepare products and sell those…

Girls Hi-Vis Day at Huntly Power Station

July 14, 2022

During Matariki Week I took a group of seniors to the Girls Hi-Vis day at Huntly Power Station. The students were amazing…

WYLD (Waikato Young Leadership Day)

July 14, 2022

On 6 July, I took some of our outstanding Year 9 students to WYLD Waikato Young Leadership Day at Waikato Uni. They were…

Matariki Festival Art Exhibit

July 14, 2022

Wow !!! What a busy week we have had. My students have been busy translating their stars into a panel. Eventually we would…

Chess Tournament Term Two 2022

July 14, 2022

On Thursday, 9th June students from Ngaruawahia High School participated in the Senior Interschool Regionals Chess tournament…

Chris Jarnet's Speech at Te Whare Tuupara's Opening

July 14, 2022

Kia ora tatou, A very warm welcome to you all, especially to our dignitaries, on this, the opening of our new buildings.…

Te Whare Tuupara Building Opening Ceremony

July 14, 2022

On Monday, 23 May 2022 our new teaching block was officially blessed and opened with the name “Te Whare Tuupara.” This reflects…

Blood Drive - Friday, 15 July 2022

July 14, 2022

We are back in Ngaruawahia on the 15th of July. At the moment we are very short of blood across all blood groups! Click…

Nominations are Open for Parent Representatives on the School Board

July 13, 2022

Nominations are open for the election of 5 parent representatives to the NHS Board of Trustees. Nomination forms are available…

ANZAC Day 2022

May 20, 2022

This year the Waikato District Council had to cancel the ANZAC Day Civic Service and march to the cenotaph due to COVID.…

Chris Jarnet's Retirement

May 16, 2022

Tena koutou katoa, The Ngaruawahia High School Board wishes to announce the resignation of our Principal Chris Jarnet, with…

Electric Motorbikes and Business Students

May 1, 2022

Willy Waters, a NHS alumnus, visited the Year 11 Business and Literacy class on 30 March 2022. His business EGO New Zealand…

NHS Athletics 2022

May 1, 2022

This year athletics was held over 2 days because the first day got too wet. Students competed by age groups and earned participation…

Barista Course

April 30, 2022

Amid the interruptions from Covid19, several students were able to participate in a barista course and earn seven Level…

Native Planting and Gardens

April 30, 2022

Matua Josh and his students were busy last term planting native trees and bushes on the bank alongside the rugby field.…

School Honey and Beehives

April 29, 2022

We are selling jars of NHS honey for $10 each, which can be purchased from the school office. Thanks to the efforts of our…

NHS Past Yearbooks and Photos Website

April 29, 2022

Sandy MacDonald, a past NHS teacher, has been collecting and digitising past NHS yearbooks. He is still looking for some…

The School Ball is on 8 July 2022

April 29, 2022

Hey everyone, this is a promo poster for the ball this year for our seniors (year 11 to year 13). More information will…

Library Easter Colouring Competition Winners

April 29, 2022

Congratulations to the competition winners – Holly, Bailey, and Kelly. Thank you Whaea Gemma (our school librarian) for…

Senior and Junior Prizegiving Awards 2021

December 3, 2021

Due to Covid19 restrictions, our Prizegiving ceremonies were kept small this year. These slideshows include speeches and…

Principal's Greeting - Term 3, 2021

August 12, 2021

Kia ora koutou. Welcome to term three 2021. Recently we hosted a Report Reflection Evening and it was wonderful to see so…

Outdoor Ed Activities During Term 2

August 9, 2021

Kia ora, OED classes in term 2 have been participating in cycle touring, mountain biking, emergency response, low ropes…

Waka Points at the End of Term 2

August 9, 2021

Here are some recent waka competition results, and the overall waka scores as of the end of Term 2. Congratulations to all…

School Senior Ball - 24 September 2021

August 9, 2021

Tickets are now available for purchase to attend the NHS Senior Ball for $65 each.

Board of Trustees Student Rep Nominations

August 9, 2021

Nominations are now open for students to apply to be the next Board of Trustees representative. They represent students'…

Kumara Harvesting at School

July 24, 2021

In May, some of our students helped to harvest the kumara that Matua Josh and his students have been growing at school.…

Senior Art Trip to Auckland

July 24, 2021

On Monday 3rd of May, the senior art class, Whaea Levonne, Whaea Vicki, Mrs Kingii and myself went up to Auckland’s Spark…

Hamilton Regionals Chesspower Tournament

July 24, 2021

The tournament for Term two was held at Fairfield Intermediate School in Hamilton.

Welcome to Erin Burton

July 24, 2021

It is an absolute pleasure to be back at Ngaruawahia High School.

Welcome to Levonne Dodunski

July 24, 2021

Kia ora, just an opportunity to introduce myself.

Welcome to Angus Jones

July 24, 2021

Kia Ora Whanau, My name is Angus Jones and I teach Maths, Physics and Science.

Our Newest Classroom Block

March 24, 2021

Our newest classroom block is now up and running! It has 3 large classrooms with breakout spaces, teacher offices and toilets.…

Rat Dissection Day

March 23, 2021

In Year 12 Bio / Chem we are currently investigating & comparing the gas exchange systems of mammals, fish, & insects, &…

Easter Raffle - Ball Fundraiser

March 23, 2021

We have our first school fundraiser for this year coming up and it is a 🎀Easter Basket Raffle

Kylah Tremlett Morgan - Scholarship Recipient

March 23, 2021

Congratulations to Kylah Tremlett Morgan who is recipient of the Jack Swindells Young Peoples scholarship for year 13 student…

Young Enterprise at WINTEC

March 23, 2021

Our Young Enterprise (YES) Students, who are doing Year 12 & 13 Business Studies, spent a day at WINTEC for the 2021 Kickstart…

Year 11 Pinnacles Tramp

March 23, 2021

We had heard some ‘drama’ stories from last year's group of how the 800m summit climb was pretty tough, but I’m pretty sure…

Athletics, Sports and Waka Results

March 23, 2021

Athletics day this year included all students participating to earn points for their waka.

POET Week Activities

March 23, 2021

The first week of school was an opportunity for whanaungatanga as we welcomed new students and staff to our school in a…

Welcome to Brian Martin

November 25, 2020

Hi, my name is Brian Martin, and I have recently joined NHS as a groundskeeper, working alongside Donald to tidy the school…

Welcome to Daniel Marietta

November 17, 2020

Kia ora, My name is Daniel Marietta and I have recently been welcomed into the NHS whanau. Having taught for twenty years,…

New Surf Lifeguards

November 13, 2020

Super stoked for these students who had a blast and worked incredibly hard over the last few days training to become surf…

Career Navigator 2020

November 13, 2020

On 16 October, our Career Navigator students met with their mentors to say thank you for all of their support this year.…

Tiare Petero - Graeme Dingle Foundation National Winner

November 13, 2020

Congratulations to Tiare Petero who won the Career Navigator - Outstanding Achievement of a Student Award at the Graeme…

POET Trophy Winner Brayden Logan-Walker

November 13, 2020

Through demonstrating outstanding leadership, a commitment to the natural environment, and personal growth Brayden Logan-Walker…

Harvey's visit to NHS

November 12, 2020

Service dog pup in-training Harvey is a regularly visitor at NHS. Twenty month old Harvey spends his school visits in the…

Lockdown Staff Photo Competition Winner

November 12, 2020

Mrs. Liefting entered our staff "Zui" (Zoom hui) photo of crazy hair day in a competition and we won a prize in the "new…

House Competition Results for 2020

November 12, 2020

Congratulations to Hinemoana and their house leaders Antonie Molleman, Daeton Moana-Ruland and Jewels Maniapoto for winning…

Senior Prizegiving 2020 Awards and Photos

November 12, 2020

On Wednesday 21st of October Ngaruawahia High School held their annual senior prizegiving.

Kawakawa Cosmetics - Award Winners

November 12, 2020

Congratulations to our students who won the regional award for "Excellence in Maaori Business" at the Young Enterprise Scheme…

Welcome to Kev Derecourt

November 12, 2020

Kia ora, My name is Kev Derecourt and I am really pleased to be part of the staff at Ngaruawahia High School.

Notice: Representation Review - Waikato District Council

September 7, 2020

RESHAPE WAIKATO - Review of our District's Representation

Ad: Speak 4 Success

August 27, 2020

KIDS - LEADERSHIP Crucial topics: leadership, bullies, conflict, challenges, depression, sports-stress, health, public speaking…

Feedback Needed - Assisted Online Learning

August 3, 2020

We would like whaanau feedback about our Assisted Online Learning approach. Please open the Form here…;

Student Leader Profiles

August 3, 2020

Open the article to read introductions from some of our House and Student Leaders.

Business Studies Pitch Event

August 3, 2020

Our Level 2 Business Studies groups have been working hard on creating businesses and products to sell to the community.…

Race Unity Speech Competition

August 3, 2020

During the lockdown, I participated in the Race Unity speech competition. Normally, we would come together and present our…

Outdoor Education After Lockdown

August 3, 2020

Kia ora koutou, After a long lockdown it was refreshing to get our OED students back into the outdoors. Students have worked…

Funny Stories Competition Winner

July 18, 2020

During lockdown we held a funny story competition between the houses. Here are the winners' stories.

Welcome To Ashna Raju Our New Art Teacher

July 18, 2020

Bula Vinaka, I am Ashna Raju, a new member of Ngaruawahia High School, appointed as the Art teacher. I was born and raised…

Changes to NCEA 2020

June 4, 2020

Students working towards NCEA can gain additional credits, based on the number of credits they achieve during the 2020 school…

NHS - 2019 NCEA and UE Results

June 4, 2020

Ngaruawahia High School is pleased to announce our confirmed results for 2019 in NCEA and University Entrance.

Student Exchange Promo 2021

June 4, 2020

Promotional Flyer: Are you interested in going on a student exchange in 2021? Attend one of our upcoming free online information…

Level 3 Lockdown Policy - Children of Essential Workers

April 21, 2020

Year 9 and 10 students who can stay home should do so. Schools will only be open for Year 9 and 10 students whose parents…

National Youth Advisory Group - Tommy Goodwyn-Archer

April 21, 2020

Kia ora whanau
In December I spent a few days in Auckland for the yearly National Youth Advisory Group camp. On this…

Anna Fonua-Haggie Silver Medalist

April 21, 2020

Congratulations to Anna Fonua-Haggie who won a silver meal in the womans' international single sculls at the North Island…

Background of the Waka Hourua

April 21, 2020

For our school house groups, we have decided to identify with four waka hourua. Read on to learn more about them...

NHS Hosts Regional Sticks n Stones Event

April 21, 2020

On Tuesday the 10th March our school proudly hosted the first Waikato Stick n Stones Activator Event, we had students from…

Young Enterprise Kickstart Event

April 21, 2020

Our Level 2 & 3 Business Studies students are participating in the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) this year. This gives them…

House Points Update - 21 April 2020

April 21, 2020

Capture the Flag results: 1st Hinemoana 25pts, 2nd Te Matau a Maui 20pts, 3rd Marumaruatua 15pts, 4th Haunui 10pts

House Leaders 2020

April 21, 2020

Kia ora Whaanau,
For 2020 we are bringing back Houses, as a staff we have chosen Waka Hourua’s there will be a variety…

DNA Modeling in Year 10 Science

April 21, 2020

At the end of our Genetics topic last term, the year 10’s had one 40 minute lesson to create a model of DNA. It was definitely…

Headz Up Training - Head Students

April 20, 2020

On Wednesday, 26 February, Whaea Eliza took Te, Soul and I to Waikato University to get some training and learn how to be…

Level 3 Lockdown Policy for Children of Essential Workers

April 17, 2020

Year 9 and 10 students who can stay home should do so. Schools will only be open for Year 9 and 10 students whose parents…

Community House Veggies and Budgeting Advice During Lockdown

April 17, 2020

The Ngaruawahia Community House is still providing weekly veg boxes. The cost and how to order is on our Facebook page…;

Welcome to Jatin Bali Our New DP

April 17, 2020

Hello, my name is Jatin Bali and I am very excited and honoured to have been appointed to the position of Deputy Principal…

Welcome to Marilize du Plessis

April 14, 2020

My name is Marilize du Plessis and I am excited to join NHS as a mathematics teacher. I have been a day reliever at NHS…

Our New Librarian - Gemma Helleur

April 14, 2020

Kia ora, my name is Gemma and I’m the new School Librarian at Ngaruawahia High School. For the past three and a half years…

NHS Touch Team

March 2, 2020

Our touch team was a group of 15 players including Ngawi, Jewels, TakuAroha, Tiare, Kitana, Kahu, Mihi, Leilarne, Teira,…

2020 NHS Head Students

March 2, 2020

Aomi Irani, Tommy Goodwyn-Archer and Te Oranga Herangi ...

The Pinnacles - Year 11 Camp

March 2, 2020

Yr 11 camp was interesting. We all had to work together for different activities whether it was getting up there, getting…

P.O.E.T. Activity Week

March 2, 2020

P.O.E.T camp is always a highlight of the year. The year 9s' first week at school can be scary. Our school hosts activities…

Athletics Day 2020

March 2, 2020

Athletics day was a great opportunity to make new friends and bring people together. Students of all years built connections…

Swimming Sports and Houses 2020

March 2, 2020

Introducing houses is a great way to get students involved and have fun as well as bring in competition. Swimming Sports…

Vivian Brusila - Exchange Student

March 2, 2020

Hey, my name is Vivian Brusila. I’m 17 years old and I’m from Helsinki, Finland. I was on exchange in Australia for 5 months…

Notice to Whaanau from Mr Jarnet

March 2, 2020

Teena koe,
I have recently addressed the school around a number of concerns which are having an impact on learning.…

School Sports Coaches Needed

March 2, 2020

Ngaruawahia High School is seeking "Expressions of Interest" for coaches in the following sports:
Senior Girls Basketball
Junior Boys Basketball
Rugby (Boys U16)
Rugby (Girls U16)
Senior Girls Netball
Junior Girls Netball

For any queries, please contact me on the following contact details:
Maurice Haehae
Sports Coordinator
Ngaruawahia High School
Mobile: 0220615888 Work: 07 8248729 Ext: 834 Email: [email protected]

Notice: Horsham Downs Badminton Club

March 2, 2020

HORSHAM DOWNS BADMINTON CLUB 2020 Monday Nights - Starts Monday 2nd March 2020 (see attached).

2019 Drama Class Production

December 3, 2019

The 2019 Drama class's production of WOMAN FAR WALKING by Witi Ihimaera. A dramatic night of performance from our Drama…

Operation Don

December 2, 2019

It’s the season for giving! Could a small act of kindness, really make a difference?  I thought I would put the challenge…

Chess Nationals

December 2, 2019

The chess team qualified for nationals once again this year, and were finally able to go compete down in Christchurch. This…

Head Students 2020

December 2, 2019

Congratulations to our new NHS head students for 2020. They are Te Oranga Herangi, Aomi Irani, Tommy Goodwyn-Archer. The…

Kapa Haka - Samoa Trip Fundraiser

December 2, 2019

Kia ora e te iwi,
We are excited to post our first raffle fundraiser for our students heading to Samoa in 2020. A yummy…

School Ball

December 2, 2019

On Saturday the 21st of September, we had our Senior ball which was themed “When in Rome”. This was held at Zenders cafe…

Senior Prizegiving Results

December 2, 2019

Congratulations to all of our top students this year. These are the results and photos from Senior Prizegiving for 2019.

School Donations Change in 2020

November 29, 2019

Kia Ora whaanau,
Ngaruawahia High School has accepted the Government Donations Scheme for 2020 whereas the school will…

Tammy Tripp - Scholarship Winner

November 29, 2019

Tammy Tripp is the 2019 winner of the Ngaruawahia RSA Matt Ryan Scholarship which is open to senior students living in and…

Year 10 Speech Competition

November 29, 2019

Congratulations to our Year 10 students who qualified for the speech competition (pictured). Read on to find out the winners.

Outdoor Education

November 29, 2019

Kia ora, I'm Jamelia and I'm part of Outdoor Education at Ngaruawahia High School. I signed up for OE this year not quite…

NHS Pool Team

November 29, 2019

On the 6th-7th of September our school Pool team participated in the Secondary Schools 8ball nationals with three teams…

David Riley's Visit

September 27, 2019

David Riley is a talented writer for and teacher in Auckland. He is passionate about using stories…

Girls Hockey

September 27, 2019

Ngaruawahia High School had a hockey team for the first time in a few years. There was a lot of interest in this team. We…

Girls Soccer Team

September 27, 2019

The Senior Girls team played the Mike Pero 5 a side tournament and played out of their skin. It was amazing to watch the…

Basketball Tournament

September 27, 2019

I just wanted to share how proud we are of the boys who represented our school at the Secondary Schools Regional Basketball…

Snowboarding Team

September 27, 2019

After hours and hours of training, travelling and pure fun, this season has finished for NHS’s first ever snowboarding team.…

Congratulations Matthew Krippner

September 26, 2019

Congratulations to Matthew for participating in the Kelston Deaf Education Centre's 2019 Speech Competition. We are all…

Annual Visit by Raukura Hauora O Tainui Mobile Dental Unit

September 17, 2019

The dental team are looking forward to coming onsite from October 29th for annual check ups of our students. Their Letter…

Netball Champions

September 16, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS to our junior team, UNDEFEATED WINNERS of the Hamilton City Netball Centre Secondary School Intermediate…

Year 13 Dinner

September 16, 2019

I had a great evening. It was great to see all the students and awesome to have Mollie and Elli back at Ngaruawahia. The…

Community Orchard

September 16, 2019

Our Career Navigator students for 2019 chose a community project that would be beneficial to residents for many years to…

WINTEC Culinary Fare

August 26, 2019

This year we had the great opportunity to send 12 amazing students to represent our school at the Wintec Culinary Fare.…

Rangatahi Business Challenge

August 26, 2019

In June, 17 of our year 10-11 students participated in the Rangatahi Business Challenge held at Nga Taiatea Wharekura along…

Te Oranga - Art Award

August 22, 2019

Congratulations to Te Oranga Herangi who won the 16 plus category in the Waikato District Libraries Matariki competition.…

Dance Crew

August 22, 2019

Starting May 1st 2019 three students, Brooklynn Mauroa-Semenoff, Brayden Walker-Logan and Kaylee Wilson, had the opportunity…

New Exchange Students Fiona and Matilde

August 21, 2019

My name is Fiona McCarl, I'm 15 from Adelaide and I'm in Ngaruawahia for a three month exchange. My school in Adelaide is…

New School Van

August 21, 2019

We have now purchased our second new van. Due to our increased roll and the demand of transporting students to activities…

Mackenzie at the Spelling Bee

August 21, 2019

Mackenzie did very well at the NZ Spelling Bee semi-finals in Hamilton central. She managed to get through to the fourth round and it was a real pleasure to watch her compete. It takes a lot of courage to stand on a stage in front of strangers to compete. - Andrea Kingi
At first I started to get quite nervous because I was scared that I was going to get out but once I got there I was actually excited and didn’t actually care that I didn’t win. It turned out to be fun. The words started off really easy and then they started to get really hard. In the end I felt proud of myself and thankful for all the support that I had around me especially Mrs Kingi who supported me the last 3-4 months. - Mackenzie Butler

Young NZ Writers 2019

August 21, 2019

A group of keen writers from our school went to Rotorua to meet New Zealand and International writers. They participated…


August 21, 2019

It was an awesome, festive day filled with PINK, pink clothing, hair, accessories and baking! The student council was super…

Harry Potter Week

August 15, 2019

Harry Potter’s birthday week was a fun event that I am happy I took part in. I was able to build a connection with the junior…

Welcome to Pachappa Goundar

August 15, 2019

Tēnā koutou katoa and Bula!
My name is Pachappa Goundar and I have joined Ngaruawahia High School in the capacity as…

NHS Ball Tickets

August 14, 2019

NHS Ball Tickets

Auckland Writers Festival

August 13, 2019

The Auckland Writers Festival is a chance to see amazing authors sharing their views. We used the opportunity to take a…

Te-Huinga-O-Ngaa-Wai Kapa Haka Team

August 13, 2019

Ko Te-Huinga-O-Ngaa-Wai te Marae Ko Ngahia te Wharekai Ko Te Kupenga te Waka Ko Waikato me Waipaa ngaa Awa Ko Taupiri te…

Wig Wendesday 2019

August 13, 2019

This year, the Student Councils decided to do something for Wig Wednesday that was held on Wednesday 19th June. Students…

Chess Club 2019

August 12, 2019

The Chesspower interschool tournament was held at Ngaruawahia High School on Thursday 14th June this year. The results were…

NZ Police "105" Non-Emergency Phone Number

June 24, 2019

NZ Police recently launched a new non emergency number, 105. We’ve done this to make it easier to get hold of us in the event of non-urgent situations or ‘Things which have Already Happened’, which don’t require Police assistance immediately. You can call us on 105 for all non emergencies, or you can go online at to report things like...

Library Books Need to be Returned

June 14, 2019

If there are any books at home that have a bright yellow sticker with Ngaruawahia High School Library on them, please send…

Thank you to our Gateway placement providers!

June 12, 2019

Many organisations are giving our students insight into the working world. The first photo is Te Oranga Herangi. He was…

Mosque Visit

June 6, 2019

A group of students went to the Hamilton Mosque to pay their respects.

Welcome to Vicki Ladd

June 6, 2019

My name is Vicki Ladd and I am extremely excited to be the new Deputy Principal at Ngaruawahia High School. I come here…

Sheilah Winn Competition

June 6, 2019

Congratulations to Autumn and Havana who performed at the Regional Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival. The judges said they…

Waka Ama

June 5, 2019

This year we were fortunate enough to have five Waka ama teams compete at secondary Nationals. We had four J16 teams; 2…

ANZAC Day Service

May 24, 2019

Every year the Ngaruawahia RSA hold a speech competition where they offer a scholarship to the winning student. This year…

EPro8 Challenge

May 23, 2019

Two groups of students entered into the Waikato / Bay of Plenty Epro8 competition this year. One group of year nines and…