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It is my pleasure to welcome you to the life and people of HIBS. On this website we can provide but a glimpse of the opportunities and experiences available to the students at HIBS.

Our school is a very special place. We encourage and expect excellence. We have a firm belief that each young person given the right encouragement and opportunity, can excel.

Academic achievement is a focus with achievement that is relative to a boy’s ability and potential. We help the boys who need it the most, and challenge those who wish to excel. Our maximum class size is 24 boys.

Our Special Character is based on Christian values.  Honour, Integrity, Belief and Service (HIBS) are the blocks that build our school culture.

While we don’t have any international students at HIBS, our international outlook prepares our students for life beyond the Hutt Valley and New Zealand.

We have a very strong co-curricular programme and it is our expectation that all boys will be involved in some way. That can be sports, culture, music, drama or service. Service is an integral part of what we do here at HIBS. Our Kapa Haka group is strong and plays an important role in the life of the school.

This is a school where the boys are known by the staff, where the boys are involved and feel connected, and where Christian values inform the decisions that we make.

Ngā mihi nui

Tom Gordon