Welcome to New Plymouth Boys’ High School. Welcome to your school.

Since 1882 NPBHS has been leading the way in the education of boys in a world class environment. From the famous amphitheatre that is the Gully Ground, (the stage for the incomparable full school haka), to the impressive full school 1200 seat Ryder Assembly Hall, NPBHS is a modern learning environment where traditional standards of achievement and behaviour are expected. Our hostel, with 170 Boarders is the heart of the school, not just in terms of culture and standards but because it is also set within the heart of 14 hectares of park-like school grounds.

Our passionate and dedicated staff ensure NPBHS has an innovative and challenging curriculum, which combines a testing academic programme with an exhaustive list of extra/co curricula activities. It has been proven that many life skills and values are obtained through the participation in extracurricular activities.

We believe NPBHS, prepares boys exceptionally well for life beyond school and sets a foundation for success. Values are woven throughout that preparation. Self-control, optimism, determination, social maturity and curiosity are integral to a happy and fulfilled life.

Be The Example is our simple vision that covers all aspects of school life, including (but not limited to) academic achievement, effort, uniform and how we treat each other. Be the example applies to not only the students but to the staff and all those associated with the school. We are expected to be the example. No one is beyond or above the responsibility of being the very best we can be.

I welcome contact from anyone, anytime, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions about your school.

Kind regards

Sam Moore