About Our School

Cambridge High School was first established in 1883 and has a long proud record of academic, cultural, and sporting achievement. Cambridge is fifteen minutes by car from Hamilton, New Zealand’s fourth largest city, the home of the University of Waikato and Wintec, and one and a half hours by car from Auckland International Airport. We are in the Piako electorate, and part of Waipa Council.

Cambridge High School is a co-educational state secondary school. Students from the town of Cambridge and surrounding rural areas attend the school. International students, both fee paying and exchange, are welcomed. The school is very much part of the Cambridge community, participating in a wide network of formal and informal relationships with other agencies and groups.

Visitors to the school comment on the positive learning culture and co-operative atmosphere we enjoy. Students are lively, involved, and friendly, enjoying good relationships with each other and staff. Peer Support and Tutoring programmes, and the Student Executive and Forum provide leadership opportunities and foster respect and concern for others. Senior students wear a special uniform, role-modelling the standard for the rest of the school.

Our 8.5 hectares of grounds are attractively planted with shrubs and trees, and we have extensive playing fields, a swimming pool, gymnasium, and canteen. An extensive rebuilding programme is in place. Recently we have extended and renovated our Science, Language and Library facilities.