1. Campbell
  2. Edgecumbe
  3. Heads
  4. MacDiarmid
  5. Wilson






Campbell Head of School - Nellie Wallace-Ward
Campbell House Dean - Claire Setz
Campbell House Captain- Emily Hendry-Follows
Campbell House Deputy Captain - Tara Kailahi

“The House was named after Mollie Campbell who became the first Lady Assistant teacher in 1948. She was the Senior Mistress in 1949 but she taught at the school until 1954, a year before the establishment of the separate schools.”


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Edgecumbe Head of School - Wheturangi Tepania
Edgecumbe House Dean - Lynaire Williams
Edgecumbe House Captain- Lucy Higgins
Edgecumbe House Deputy Captain - Aaliyah Tainui

"The House was named after Mr G Edgecumbe who was the first Chairman of the school board, from the time the school opened in 1911 until 1920. He was an appointment of the Auckland Education Board"


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Heads Head of School - Lizzie Plodek
Heads House Dean - Arti Kumar
Heads House Captain- Melina Gray
Heads House Deputy Captain - Rajwinder Kaur

"This House was named after Miss J Head who was a Headmistress at the school 1959-1960."


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MacDiarmid Head of School - Vicki Shannon
MacDiarmid House Dean - Mere Meha-Uelese
MacDiarmid House Captain- Leila Green
MacDiarmid House Deputy Captain - Aleesha Barnes

"The House was named after C. L. MacDiarmid was the first Board Member who represented the parents. He was also the Chairman of the Board between 1921 and 1942 (21 years)"


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Wilson Head of School - Olivia Campus
Wilson House Dean - Sadhna Deobhakta
Wilson House Captain- Tegwyn McCormack
Wilson House Deputy Captain - Jessica Goldsack

"The House was named after Ebenezer Wilson who was the first Headmaster of Hamilton High School. He was appointed in 1911 and passed away in 1937".


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Schools within Schools

In 2010, the school launched a new house system, allocating every student in the school to a house.

The five houses are Campbell, Edgecumbe, Heads, MacDiarmid and Wilson.

The houses compete in a wide variety of events including athletics, swimming, cross country, talent quest, charity collections, academic performance and kapa haka. The house system generates pride and passion for Hamilton Girls’ High School and a sense of ownership. The house system also contributes to the promotion of competition among the students.

Vertical Form Classes

When a girl arrives at Hamilton Girls' High School, she is placed in a vertical tutor group.

She will stay in this tutor group, with girls from her and every other year in the school, for the whole of her time at Hamilton Girls' High School.

All girls in that form class belong to the same House, with older girls able to help younger girls make the transition to high school successfully.

Your daughter will be supported by the same tutor group teacher throughout her time with us. An innovative pastoral structure, vertical form classes ensure the best possible support for girls as they become young women.

The role of the tutor group teacher is to:

  • Be the first point of contact for parents or the student regarding school matters
  • Monitor student attendance and organisation with regards to homework completion and assignments.
  • Provide an academic mentoring role and to track achievement data