School Rules

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.


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 

Drugs, Alchohol & 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 & 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.

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

School Regulation rules


All students are required to attend for a full school day when Hamilton Girls’ High School is open.

School starts at 8.45am and all students are expected to be punctual arriving at school and attending classes.

Absences need to be explained in advance or on the day of the absence by parents/caregivers. You can let us know via the school app, KAMAR app or the absence email below;

[email protected]

No student is to leave the School grounds during school hours unless she has a Leave Pass and has signed out at Student Reception. Leave Passes can only be obtained when parents/caregivers email the school absence email in advance and explain the reasons why the student needs to leave during the day.


Students are required to wear the correct school uniform each day. The uniform should be neat, tidy and in good repair. Students in Hamilton Girls’ High School uniform are representing the school to the community and should wear their uniform with pride.

As per the school rules;

  • No facial piercings are allowed
  • No nail polish is allowed
  • One earring maximum is allowed in each ear. Only small sleepers and studs are allowed.
  • Only Roman sandals, black lace-up school shoes and mary-jane style shoes are allowed. Strictly no sports shoes, sneakers, vans or converse-style shoes are allowed. See photos below for reference.
  • Black tights or above the ankle black socks are to be worn with the black lace- up school shoes or mary-jane style shoes.
  • School tie,  worn correctly.
  • School Blazer must be worn to school every day. 
  • The HGHS black jacket is not to be worn in the classroom and is not a replacement for the school blazer.

Phone Use

Phones are not permitted during school hours for Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 students. Students in these year levels must have their phone turned off and in their bag during the school day. Students in Year 9-11 will be asked to handover their phone to the school office if they are using it during the day or if they are seen holding it.

Teachers may give permission for students to use phones in class on occasion if it is needed for the learning activity e.g. taking a picture or a video. Students must follow the instructions of the teacher in this instance and revert to the normal school rule once the activity is over.

Phone use is a privilege for Year 12 and 13 students and they are expected to use them responsibly.

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.

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.


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

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