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Education in Hawkes Bay

Education Overview

Hawkes Bay has a number of New Zealand ‘s most outstanding and high achieving schools and also has excellent tertiary education opportunities through the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT).

Early pastoralists established two of New Zealand ‘s best known private girl’s schools, Woodford House and Iona College , both at Havelock North. Hereworth School , one of New Zealand ‘s best known boy’s private primary and intermediate level schools, was established in Havelock North in the early 20th centaury. Lindisfarne College was established as a Presbyterian boy’s secondary school at Hastings in 1552 and has gone on to become one of New Zealand ‘s most respected secondary schools. Woodford, Iona and Lindisfarne are now integrated into the national state school system but have charters that allow them to retain their special character, traditions and identity, together with educational achievements that have developed their reputations. Napier Boys High and Napier Girls High’ were established in the 19th centaury and are an example of state schools which have developed an outstanding tradition of excellence in both educational and sporting fields, which continues to this day. Both of these fine schools have boarding hostels.

In New Zealand schools are classified as primary – years 1 to 6, intermediate – years 7 and 8 and finally secondary – years 9 to 13.

Links to Some Hawkes Bay High Schools:

Woodford House: www.woodfordnz.com

Iona Collegewww.iona.school.nz

Lindisfane Collegewww.lindisfarne.school.nz

Hereworth Schoolwww.hereworth.school.nz

Napier Boys High Schoolwww.nbhs.school.nz

Napier Girls High Schoolwww.nghs.school.nz

Primary and Intermediate Level Schooling in Rural Areas

Tertiary Education

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