We are proud of our school which has challenged and supported young women since 1959.

Girls who attend our school are encouraged to believe in themselves and their ability to succeed. We strive to create opportunities for our woman to grow and develop talents, academically, culturally and athletically.

Rotorua Girls' High embraces the challenges of the 21st Century. We support our girls to become creative, critical and caring thinkers and confident, resilient young women. safe, caring and accepting of diversity. We cater for the all round educational needs of our young women and offer an outstanding education pathway to ensure the best possible choice of career destination.

Come and join us and start the journey of life long learning.

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Academy Students

For academy applications please download, fill out the form and return to the school office by January 2024.




Our Vision

Our young women are leaders in the global environment

Our Mission

To create a connected culture of Excellence

Our Values

Respect, Resilience, Empathy, Integrity

Our Principles

The foundation of our curriculum decision-making are:

Innovate through personalised learning

Engage through powerful patnership

Inspire through deep challenge and inquiry

Opportunities for all young women...

Year 9

Students are placed in mixed ability classes with the exception of an Enrichment Class. Girls complete option subjects in addition to their core programme. These come from Creative Arts (Dance, Drama, Music), Marautanga(Te Whare Tapere o Nga Kohine), Technology(Digital, Fashion, Food) and Visual Arts.

Year 10

Students in Year 10 follow a core programme and can select options which they sampled in Year 9.

Senior Students

Students can choose from an extensive range of courses, which have been carefully crafted so that students have the right skills for thier chosen future pathways. Credits in courses are towards National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 1,2 and 3.

Gifted and Talented

Students involved in this programme (GATE) are identified during the enrollment process and their time at Rotorua Girls' High School. They are mentored and coached to embrace academic, cultural, sporting, performing arts and leadership opportunities. The GATE programme is designed to provide an enriched curriculum experience using EOTC opportunities and real life learning experiences.

Accelerate students follow an enrichment programme. All Year 9 and 10 students also take part in the Enrichment Mentor Programme which includes goal setting for academic, cultural and sporting endeavours in the school.

Learning Support Programmes

Literacy support is given to students through the Junior Multi-Literacy Programme and Senior Mentoring Programme.
These two strategies are used to enhance lieteracy achievement and to generate confidence in students.

English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) classes are available to girls from non-English speaking backgrounds. Students can study towards ESOL unit standards at NCEA Level 1, 2 and 3.

We are excited for the coming months as there are opportunities for you and your daughter to come along and experience what Rotorua Girls High School has to offer.


The RGHS School uniform is sold online at www.nzuniforms.com. Samples are available to try at the school office to ensure correct sizing when purchasing.


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