Our School

Principal's Welcome

Principal's Welcome

He mihi nui kia koutou katoa. Welcome to the Dunstan High School website, and thank you for your interest in our school.

 I am extremely proud of, and feel privileged to lead, a school that values each and every member of our community, and supports one another physically, emotionally and spiritually in all that we do.  Our values of achieving personal excellence, being honest and respectful, friendly and generous, and have a sense of pride and belonging in our school, are the cornerstones of our ethos, and help to grow our students to be the well-rounded citizens they are when they move on to the next stage in their lives. We are proud of the incredible range of opportunities provided for our students and of the calibre of young men and women these students become, in their time with us.

An education at Dunstan focuses on ensuring academic success for every student based on their potential, their aspirations and our high expectations for all at Dunstan High School. However, while it is academic qualifications that open doors to future success, it is strength of character, a sense of values and a love of learning that ensure our students are indeed, the best they can be.

At approximately 560 students, our size allows us to provide the range of available opportunities that compares and indeed, surpasses significantly larger schools and yet allows us to meet the needs of every single student, so that no one ‘falls between the cracks’.

Our rich and diverse range of opportunities in the Arts, in Sport, Outdoor Education and beyond, ensures the well-rounded individual we strive to develop, is a reality. We are fortunate that our location in the thriving town of Alexandra, within the beautiful Central Otago region, allows us to make the most of the historical and geographic riches that this region is famous for.

We welcome your interest in our school and would love the opportunity to share with you, all the elements that make Dunstan High School such an outstanding educational organisation. You will find lots of information on this website, or alternatively you can download our current prospectus.


– Mr Reece Goldsmith (Principal)