Important Notification!

New Enrolments 2016

We have a limited number of spaces available for students at all year levels for 2016.

Enrolments packs are available from the main office and should be returned asap to secure a space on our roll next year.

Our School

Wanganui High School is a modern, state funded, co-educational school of approximately 1600 students and 160 staff. The school is located in Wanganui in the region of Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand and occupies 12 hectares and consists of 12 single-storey teaching blocks. There is also a canteen, gymnasiums, playing courts, extensive sports fields, library, performing arts area, and our Te Atawhai Unit, which is designed for students with special learning needs.

It is the largest school in the lower North Island and one of the 30 largest schools in New Zealand.

Wanganui High School prides itself on caring for individual students in a quality academic environment. The school provides a balanced education for its students from Year 9 through to Year 13.

In terms of academic achievement our students’ achievement places the school well within the top 10 co-educational state secondary schools in New Zealand.  Wanganui High School is highly regarded internationally as evidenced by being Confucius Institute accredited and having as many as 80 foreign students studying with us.

The Wanganui High School community strives to ensure that all students are given the opportunity and support required to reach their potential in all aspects of their education.

By choosing Wanganui High School you are selecting a school that is committed to ensuring your youngster reaches their full potential.


Wanganui NZ takes on Wanganui Oz - November 2015

The Sport Whanganui review of college sport in the region continues with a look at a busy week for Wanganui High School. A UNIQUE 10-year-old relationship was again celebrated last week when the Wanganui High School junior ranks hosted an Australian College, Wanganui Chronicle article on 25/11/15... Read Full Story
PERFORMER: Head girl Pratibha Singh with head boy Rhaz Solomon

Top pupils reflect on college - November 2015

Top pupils reflect on their years at WHS, Wanganui Chronicle article on 25/11/15... Read Full Story

Young gun aiming high - November 2015

GREAT SHOT: WHS student Bradley McDowell won the young gun national Cowboy Action Shooting title, Wanganui Chronicle article on 23/11/15... Read Full Story

Capturing small town's images - November 2015

DUNEDIN-BASED photographer and former WHS student Samantha Matthews was faced with an unexpected challenge while putting together her latest exhibition, Wanganui Chronicle article on 23/11/15... Read Full Story