NAPIER BOYS' HIGH SCHOOL. New Zealand
is a New Zealand city with a seaport, located in Hawke's Bay on the eastern coast of the North Island.
About 18 kilometres (11 mi) south of Napier is the inland city of Hastings. These two neighbouring cities are often called "The Bay Cities" or "The Twin Cities"
of New Zealand.Beautifully preserved 1930s architecture is Napier's special point of difference. A national disaster (1931's earthquake) resulted in Napier becoming one of the purest Art Deco cities in the world.
In the reconstruction, the new buildings reflected the architectural styles of the times - Stripped Classical, Spanish Mission and Art Deco. Local architect Louis Hay, an admirer of the great Frank Lloyd Wright, had his chance to shine. Maori motifs were employed to give the city a unique New Zealand character
For over 125 years this school has been a leading secondary school in New Zealand and is the oldest State Secondary School in Hawke's Bay.
Leaders in all occupations and professions have been educated by the school since its beginning in 1872.
Napier Boys' High School has retained a philosophy of education consistent with this status.
Emphasis is placed on academic rigour, competition, 'the basics', strict discipline, strong values, extra-curricular activities, formal occasions, school uniform and pride.
These qualities engender a high level of success for students in all aspects of school life. While traditional, Napier Boys' High School is not conservative and is a dynamic learning environment aiming to future proof tomorrow's citizens.
Today traditional values are blended with best teaching practice to provide an achievement based education for the 21st Century.
The School has been accepting international students since the 1990s. Party to the NZQA Code of Practice, they are proud of the exceptional care, guidance
and opportunity, afforded by four dedicated staff in the International Department.
By offering places for only twenty five international students they are able to offer extremely personalised care and management, in a genuine atmosphere of learning.
Napier Boys' is renowned for its participation and success across a wide range of cultural and sporting disciplines. Over the previous four years, the school has had in excess of sixty New Zealand representatives, including world champions.
The school offers opportunities for all students to achieve success and enjoyment, relative to their abilities. Over 35 different sports are offered, and in excess of 50 co-curricular activities.
Also the school has a +PLUS programme, exclusively for international students. This popular +PLUS programme offers a wide range of outdoor and cultural experiences.
They take advantage of the beautiful and world-famous Hawke's Bay summer and landscape. Students will discover the real New Zealand!
The students will stay in a residence called 'Scinde House' wich offers a quality boarding experience for 190 students from an extensive East Coast hinterland, and throughout New Zealand.
Accommodation ranges from twin cubicles to motel style units for seniors is in the Glendinning Block.
Supervision and guidance is the responsibility of seven teaching staff, matrons and the Head of the Hostel.
All hostel staff, as well as the Headmaster, live on campus and contribute to the family atmosphere.
As independent young men, Scinde House students are fortunate to live in a caring environment that allows a range of school and activities to be enjoyed.
Recreational opportunities, in the region many and varied and exist to enhance the camaraderie hostel living.