Hamilton Girls' High School Rules

The school vision embodies co-operation. We endorse the right of the individual to be part of a community which respects people and their property. Parents are asked to support these rules and to uphold standards of dress and behaviour.

Students are under the authority of the School while:

  1. Being present at School during an official school day
  2. Representing the School at any time whether it be in sport, cultural pursuits or any other activity
  3. On a School trip whether or not a parent or guardian is also present
  4. On the way to and from School 5. At any time they are wearing School uniforn

Fundamental Rules

General Conduct

     a. Students are expected to display a high standard of behaviour, courtesy and manners
     b. Loud or offensive behaviour and loitering in public places is not permitted
     c. Students are expected to display respect towards all staff and toward each other at all times
     d. Students are expected to be punctual arriving at school and must attend all classes
     e. Students are expected to behave in such a way that the learning of other students is not disadvantaged
     f.  Students may not eat in class. This includes chewing gum.
     g. Repeated truancy and continual disobedience will not be tolerated and will be treated seriously
     h. All students are to comply with School procedures

Hamilton Girls' High School is proud to be a PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning) school that believes in the following values:

Willing to Learn     Interact with Respect     Strive to understand     Engage to Achieve   (W.I.S.E)

Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco

  • No student shall consume, sell, purchase, supply, have in her possession or be under the influence of alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, R18 legal drugs or party pills, whether or not lawful under the law of New Zealand, while under the authority of the School.

Theft, Bullying and Assault

  • No student shall have involvement with theft
  • No student shall bully, assault, fight with or intimidate another student or staff member
  • No student shall be in possession of, or use weapons

Any breaches of these core rules will be referred to the Principal as it is School policy to treat any breach of the Rules seriously. The Principal will review all the circumstances and where appropriate consider a stand down period and/or suspension as disciplinary options.

School Regulation Rules


  • All students are required to attend school through all hours on all days in which Hamilton Girls’ High School is open
  • Students are expected to be punctual arriving at school and attending classes
  • No extended holiday leave either prior to or after the official school holidays or at any other time will be granted
  • No student is to leave the School grounds during school hours unless she has been signed off by a Dean or Senior Manager


  • All students are expected to follow the uniform code, as presented.
  • All uniform, including footwear shall be kept clean, tidy and in good repair
  • Under garments are not be worn if they show above the shirt front
  • No student is to have obvious dyed hair or extreme hairstyles
  • Students are allowed to wear one set of simple studs or sleepers in the ears only. No other body piercings are permitted
  • A wristwatch may be worn and a discrete chain, pendant or taonga around the neck is accepted, but no other jewellery is permitted
  • Make-up must not be worn
  • Finger and toenail polish is not allowed
  • Non-code uniform items may be removed from students and may be picked up at the end of the day from the Dean/DP.

 School Property

  • Students are to take care of all school property and in the event of wilful damage to School property, the person or persons responsible shall be prepared to pay compensation
  • Students must put all litter in the containers provided
  • Text books and library books are the property of School and are to be well cared for

Personal Property

  • All articles of clothing, books, pens, bags, calculators, sporting equipment and other items of personal property must be clearly named. Every endeavour will be made to return lost property so marked. Students losing or finding property shall report immediately to the main office. The school will not be responsible for any loss of property.
  • The following must not under any circumstances be brought onto the School grounds: large amounts of cash, tobacco, chemicals, knives or weapons, matches, cigarette lighters, fireworks, alcohol, narcotics or drugs
  • The following should not be brought to School and if brought to School the School will accept no responsibility for them: Cameras, valuable watches, pens, or any other costly equipment
  • Electronic equipment, such as iPods and cell phones must be turned off and out of sight in class unless teacher permission has been granted
  • Non-compliance or misuse of electronic equipment may result in their removal.  These can be claimed after school from Student Reception (excluding cell phones which require a parent/caregiver to collect) until 4pm

Interval and Lunch breaks

  • Interval is 11.05 - 11.25am and lunch is 1.25 – 2.15pm except on Tuesdays, where interval is from 10.25 – 10.45am and lunch 1.15 – 2.00pm
  • Students are not to leave School grounds during these breaks
  • Students will eat lunch outside if it is fine. They are not to be on the lower field. In wet conditions, students are directed to Tutor Group or wet weather rooms
  • Students are not to consume food or drink in the Hall, in Computer and Science Labs, or the Administration building.


  • Students must do homework regularly as an extension of class study.

Term Dates 2020

Term One:
Tuesday 28 January to
Firday 27 March

(Due to Covid-19: the Term 1 School holidays have changed to Monday 30 March to Tuesday 14 April inclusive (a reminder that the Tuesday after Easter Monday is always a closed day for schools))

Term Two:
Wednesday 15 April to
Friday 3 July

Term Three:
Monday 20 July to
Friday 25 September

Term Four:
Monday 12 October to