Hawera High School

Hawera High School is a secondary school in the New Zealand town of Hawera.

Hawera High School
13 Camberwell Road, Hawera

New Zealand
Coordinates39°35′07″S 174°16′28″E / 39.5853°S 174.2744°E / -39.5853; 174.2744Coordinates: 39°35′07″S 174°16′28″E / 39.5853°S 174.2744°E / -39.5853; 174.2744
TypeState co-educational secondary, years 9–13
MottoInfirmioribus Succurrendo Fortior, Strength Through Service, Kia Kaha Te Awhina
PrincipalRachel Williams[1]
School roll751[2] (March 2019)
Socio-economic decile5M[3]

The school's history began as a primary school in 1875, which was reformed as a district high school in 1901. In 1919, the school was again changed, this time as a technical school, with an opening roll of 180 students. The school moved from its original site in Princes Street to a new base in Camberwell Road two years later. The school had a roll of around 400 by the outbreak of World War II. The roll continued to grow in the post-war years, reaching a peak of over 1000 in the early 1970s.[4] The current roll sits between 720-750 students.

Notable studentsEdit


  1. ^ Matthews, Jane (7 November 2017). "Hāwera High School's new principal makes history".
  2. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 3 April 2019". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  4. ^ School history, Hawera High School official website