The hostel house is named Hatherly House. Our hostel is situated in the middle of the school and is separated into two houses, Moyes, and Carrington. These houses offer 80 beds per house for Year 9 to Year 13 boys. A third house, Niger is where Year 12 students are accommodated in semi-single rooms. This gives the boys a more independent living arrangement and the opportunity for leadership. The boys are provided with quality 24-hour supervision with masters and matrons. We have a fully-equipped commercial kitchen, where the boys get three meals, plus morning and afternoon tea, and supper each day. If the student is not engaged in an extracurricular activity at school, the hostel provides one every day after school. The students have supervised prep each school night and on Sunday we offer many different mentoring and leadership opportunities for our students.
Kitchen and Laundry
Good food is good for the morale of any hostel. At New Plymouth Boys’ High School we do our own catering and have our own chef on site. The chef worked in one of the top restaurants in New Plymouth, then made a lifestyle change to work at the school. The quality of the food and service from the kitchen is some of the best to be found within a boarding school in New Zealand.
The boys are fed six times a day – breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and supper after homework. A full commercial laundry is located on site that caters for all the boys needs: mufti, linen, and school uniform.