Our School


Dannevirke High School is a medium-sized school for boys and girls in the lower part of New Zealand’s North Island.   We are located in the very heart of all the beautiful countryside that New Zealand is so famous for. Our students are able to gain an excellent education as well as enjoy the farms, forests and natural wonderland that surround our school and our town.

We have an excellent range of courses and options available and where these do not fit a particular student, we access courses through Video Conferencing as well as Correspondence options. Our experienced staff will ensure that students can gain the most from their courses of study, with extra support given to those who need it.  

Student Leadership, Values Education, Character Education as well as Citizenship Education is targeted through our Whānau system and a comprehensive Pastoral Care system. Vertical Whānau Groups, a well-supported Peer Support structure as well as a large group forming our SADD committee ensure a supportive and caring environment.  Dannevirke High School is a safe, healthy, and happy school.   

Come in for a visit and experience this for yourself.  No student in this community needs to go further afield as this school offers more than just an education. With the emphasis on engagement and effectiveness, our students excel and do become the best that they can be. Come on board, enjoy the ride, and develop into a great human being while doing so!



Dannevirke High School will foster the desire for learning and encourage all students to reach their fullest potential in the academic, physical, cultural, and social spheres. We will encourage in each student the pursuit of excellence, a sense of self-worth, and a concern for others.


Translated means:

"The Victor's palm, but not without the dust of the arena"

This reminds us that success in any field depends upon disciplined hard work. 


  • Engaged
  • Confident
  • Actively involved
  • Self-aware
  • Lifelong Learners


  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Resilience ​​​​​​​