Stratford High School, New Zealand

Stratford High School is a secondary school in Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand. It is the only co-educational high school in the Stratford District.

Stratford High School
Stratford High School, Taranaki NZ (logo).jpg
Swansea Road,
New Zealand
Coordinates39°20′25″S 174°17′49″E / 39.3402°S 174.2970°E / -39.3402; 174.2970Coordinates: 39°20′25″S 174°17′49″E / 39.3402°S 174.2970°E / -39.3402; 174.2970
TypeState co-educational secondary (Year 9–13)
MottoPalma non sine pulvere
No reward without effort
Ministry of Education Institution no.179
PrincipalCameron Stone
School roll523[1] (November 2022)
Socio-economic decile4L[2]


Stratford District High School was established in 1897.[3] Between 1922 and 1966, the school operated as Stratford Technical High School, and since 1966, it has been known as Stratford High School.


The school uniform is a white shirt, red jersey and black shorts/trousers for seniors or a black shirt, Black and red jersey and grey shorts/skirts for juniors, plus black shoes.

Stratford High School consists of four houses, Amess (red), McAllister (yellow), Trimble (green) and Tyrer (blue).

Although being considered a small school, Stratford High participates in many extra-curricular programs, including a school production, participation in the Smokefree Stage Challenge, many sports teams, cross-country, athletics and swimming sports events, and many art and culture events.

Stratford High School has a prominently strong Kapa Haka group that are involved in local competitions in the region. Having introduced the school haka in 2011, it is used in welcoming and sporting events. Students are involved in a wide range of musical activities such as the Variety concert and the annual Stratford Lion's Awards.

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "New Zealand Schools Directory". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 December 2022.
  2. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  3. ^ "From the principal". Stratford High School. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  4. ^ Barnett, Gerald. "Woollaston, Mountford Tosswill". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 29 January 2016.

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