Our vision is to be acknowledged as a leading contemporary, New Zealand school specialising in girls’ education.  Through a focus on learning, research and innovation we will be recognised by our own community, the national and international community.

The School’s vision statement is: 

“Empower young women to dare to excel as innovative individuals who are globally connected”


Hamilton Girls' High School is dedicated to providing for girls in a caring environment and preparing our students to aspire to excellence, broadening their horizons and preparing them for the challenges of the 21st century.


Excellence, identity, resilience, courage, curiosity, creativity

School Motto

Our school motto challenges our young women to become a creative, confident and articulate woman who has the skills to shape her future and who will strive to make a difference in their own community.

“Sapiens Fortunam Fingit Sibi.”

He tangata maarama maana e raranga toona ara

A Wise Woman Shapes Her own Destiny


The school crest features a lion, sash and star. The lion symbolises courage, the sash symbolises service and the star is for excellence.

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
8 December