A traditional school with a contemporary heart

School Board
School Board

Nau mai, haere mai.

Welcome to Southland Boys’ High School.

First founded in 1881, Southland Boys’ High School is a place where tradition and a strong sense of belonging connect our students to the past whilst ensuring they are ready for their future - not for school but for life we are learning!

We are proud to be a boys’ school that is focused on understanding the needs of boys, and develops programmes that recognise their different learning and pastoral care needs.

Our students are supported by a team of highly skilled educators and support staff who work very hard to support boys, who are good role models and who provide opportunities for all boys in academics, cultural and sporting pursuits.

Southland Boys’ students are a brotherhood and form lifelong friendships that carry them through their time at school and into adult life - as can be attested by Old Boys’ who live both locally and all around the world. 

Jan Ormsby - Chair 


Board Representatives

The Board is dedicated in its service to school and community and works extremely hard to ensure we provide a learning programme that has high expectations of staff and students alike, while building stronger relationships with whānau.

2022 Board

Janice OrmsbyChair
Chami Abeysinghe
Janine Hopcroft
Emma Smaill
Melissa Keen
Simon CoeRector
Shaun FitzgibbonStaff Representative
Nick BrownStudent Representative
September 2022 – September 2023
Janine LoaderSecretary


Annual Accounts - ending December 2021