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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.


WHS defeat old rivals in lead-up to final clash - July 2015

HIGH NOTE: Sheldon Pakinga,Wanganui High School 1st XV player (pictured earlier in the season), was part of the winning combination against Collegiate yesterday. Read Full Story

Thriller as sides refuse to give up contest - July 2015

ON SONG: Kerwyn Morgan (pictured earlier in the season) gave Wanganui High School impetus in a tight game against Kaierau on Monday night. Read Full Story

Linton result puts High School in final - July 2015

KICKS MATTER: Mitch Millar's boot helped the Wanganui High School 1st XV into the Manawatu Colts final with a 24-22 win over Linton. Read Full Story

Nail Biting win for our Senior A1 Netball girls

Congratulations to our Phillips Electrical Senior A1 Netball Team who had a nail biting awesome 51-50 win against Kaierau on Monday night at Premier Club netball to finish the round robin in 1st place. Read Full Story