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