About Us

Founded in 1891, Whanganui Girls’ College has been devoted to the education of young women for over one hundred years.

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Founded in 1891, Whanganui Girls’ College has been devoted to the education of young women for over one hundred years.

Recognising the challenges awaiting young women in the 21st century, the school develops the skills students need to build the businesses, careers and communities of the future.

The school provides a physical, social and intellectual environment which promotes achievement and personal growth.

The mottos ‘Ad Astra’ and ‘Poutamatia’ are words of encouragement to our students to ‘aim high’ and strive for excellence in everything they do.

Whanganui Girls’ College is proud to
be a restorative school that aligns with our core ASTRA values. This has been the foundation of our positive and caring learning environment where whanaugatanga is at the heart of our teaching.

Our impressive facilities and spacious grounds are in a tranquil suburb of the city, bordering the river. Our facilities include a gymnasium, performing arts centre, swimming pool, tennis courts, all-weather turf, and a technology facility with state-of-the-art equipment.

School Facilities

All facilities including our multi-purpose turf can be made available for use or hire.

Please contact our Property Manager, Mr Aaron Adamson, for more information at [email protected]

Our spacious and diverse facilities on site are a major reason for students across New Zealand to choose Whanganui Girls’ College. These include:

  • Fitness suite
  • Gymnasium
  • Multiple IT suites
  • Mirrored performing arts studio
  • Fashion and design centre
  • The deepest swimming pool in the region
  • Hard materials workroom
  • All-weather sports turf

360° Tour of our School

Please take the time to enjoy a 360° tour of our school and facilities. Just click below to open the tour in a new window.

“Our students benefit academically from our small class sizes which promote academic growth within our school community.”

Grace Souness

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