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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.


Big guns in thrilling draw - July 2015

BACK ON TOP: Kerwyn Morgan did her part to put defending champions WHS back on top of the points table against Kaiwhaiki on Monday night, from Wanganui Chronicle article on 1/7/15... Read Full Story

WHS through to semis in emphatic win over Bush - June 2015

NEARLY: Blair Osborne dots down for WHS only to be denied after a knock-on during his school's 29-12 win over Bush in Wanganui on Saturday. Read Full Story

Maths whizkids figure out what it takes to be winners

IT ADDS UP: Jo Redpath, Connor Cresswell and Alan Wong are the top regional team, from Wanganui Chronicle article on 30/6/15... Read Full Story