Whanganui Girls College

Where girls are supportive...
Te wahi ka tautokongia ngā kōtiri
Where girls achieve...
Te wahi ka whakatutuki ngā kōtiri
Where girls collaborate...
Te wahi ka mahi tahi ngā kōtiri
Where girls aspire...
Te wahi ka manawanui ngā kōtiri
Where girls grow...
Te wahi ka tupu ngā kōtiri
Where girls reach for the stars...
Te wahi ka whatoro ki nga whetu ngā kōtiri
Where girls care...
Te wahi ka manaaki ngā kōtiri

Welcome to Whanganui Girls’ College


Founded in 1891, Whanganui Girls’ College has been dedicated to the education of young women for over one hundred years. In that time it has earned an enviable reputation as a quality and caring school.

Whanganui Girls’ College welcomes international students from all over the world. We have classes from Year 9 to Year 13, and also welcome adult students to day classes.

Whanganui Girls’ College has excellent schooling facilities and spacious grounds. Recently refurbished facilities include a mirrored performing arts studio, a gymnasium, the deepest swimming pool in Whanganui with the highest diving board and a technology facility with state of the art equipment. Our latest addition is an all-weather sports turf, ensuring our girls can practice their chosen sport all year round. Together with offering 20 sports, we also have a wide range of cultural activities and extracurricular academic opportunities.

We also provide a wide range of learning opportunities to extend the horizons of students to a broad range of subjects before senior level specialisation.

Ad Astra Hostel provides a home-away-from-home environment, assisting in the education and social development of all boarders. We provide safe and secure boarding with clear aims, firm guidelines and a warm, caring atmosphere. Hostel supervisors live on the premises and maintain close links with parents.