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Message from the Principal.

Naumai haramai koutou ki te kura tuarua o W’akaa’urangi.
Secondary School is a critical time for young people and choosing the right school for your child is important. It is vital to prepare your child for a fulfilling and successful future. 
For 123 years, Stratford High School has been serving the Stratford Community, the ‘heart’ of Taranaki. We pride ourselves on producing young men and woman who develop the skills and competencies to engage in lifelong learning and who are well prepared to excel in the future. By offering a learning environment that meets the needs of our students, and through the exposure to various leadership opportunities, we are confident that they will leave us with the ability to adapt to the challenges of an ever-changing world.
Stratford High School is committed to developing well rounded students. We offer robust academic programmes, as well as a wide variety of sports and cultural activities. Our school is set on 17 acres of land, and our high-quality facilities cater for all activities. The grounds include playing areas for soccer, rugby, netball, basketball, tennis and cricket. The school stadium, which is widely used by the community, is organised to allow for multiple indoor sports, including a full-size basketball court, a well-resourced weight training area and a large viewing gallery. A school pool is also available during the summer months. We offer specialist classrooms for Technology, Hospitality, Science Laboratories, Art and Photography, Music and Digital Technology suites. Our Assembly Hall seats the whole school and is regularly used for community events. Adjacent to the Hall is the Drama Department which allows students to be involved in various plays and productions.
The school curriculum offers a broad base for our year 9 and 10 students, providing them with the opportunity to experience all available subjects before entering the senior school. Senior students choose from a range of subjects for study towards their NCEA qualification. We are continuing the grow the number of vocational courses available to our students.  Staff are committed to providing a safe and friendly classroom environment to enable our students to realize their dreams and embrace the opportunities presented to them.
Our ‘HEART’ values underpin our actions. We believe that effective relationships between staff, students and whānau are critical to our success. We have high expectations of our students and staff to work together to achieve the very best. A strong pastoral care system and guidance network ensures that the students are well supported during their time at school. 
We are excited about Stratford High School being the school of choice for your child. If you require further assistance in making your decision, please don’t hesitate to make contact at any time.
Nga mihi
Cameron Stone, Principal

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