Some families have had young men in a particular House for generations. This, and the sense of belonging and family that permeates the school means that the annual House Competition is fiercely contested and is held across a number of events throughout the year. These include Sports’ Day, the House Chant for Sports’ Day, two singing competitions, the Haka, Lip Sync and Sevens. Each House is led by a staff member supported by a Y13 House Captain and two deputies.

The school has five houses:

Coldstream (mainly boarders and bus students)





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Thank you for your understanding and continued support through this difficult and rapidly changing time. Changes have been imposed to School term times and the school holidays will now run from Monday 30 March to Tuesday 14 April 2020.   Term 2 will begin on Wednesday 15 April with distance learning, the school site will remain closed. We will be supporting student learning from home in the following ways:
  • through online learning platforms which will be communicated directly by the students' teachers
  • Students need to ensure that they have access to their school email address
  • provision of a learning pack for students in year 7-10
  • making adjustments to the NCEA programme by adjusting the type and number of credits available. Specific details of this will follow from individual departments.
We will continue to update you with changes as soon as we can. Stay home, Stay Safe, Stay Strong