A traditional school with a contemporary heart

Culture and Experiences
Sports, Culture and the Arts 

For many of our students, the passion and commitment found in the classroom also extends to artistic and cultural pursuits, speech and drama, and the sports field. Each year, students participate in a variety of school and community events – performing in academic and cultural competitions, stage productions, and choirs. 

A wide selection of sports are on offer – from rugby to trap shooting – and our students take great pride in representing their school. Many of our students have gone on to successfully represent New Zealand in their chosen sport.


The school has five houses – Coldstream, Deaker, Grant, Pearce and Uttley. Each house has an enduring legacy, and is passionately supported by the students during house challenges and athletics day. A true brotherhood is created within each house – resulting in fierce competition throughout the year. 

Experience New Zealand 

A diverse array of excursions and educational camps are on offer throughout the year. Individual classes travel throughout the country to explore, learn, and to experience the wonder of New Zealand. 

Southland Boys’ High School is privileged to own a slice of paradise in Fiordland – Boyd Creek Lodge. Boyd Creek is the gateway to some of New Zealand’s most extraordinary scenery – and the base for a variety of school camps.