Feilding High School

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Feilding High School
Churcher Street, Feilding, Manawatu
Coordinates 40°12′51″S 175°34′22″E / 40.2143°S 175.5727°E / -40.2143; 175.5727Coordinates: 40°12′51″S 175°34′22″E / 40.2143°S 175.5727°E / -40.2143; 175.5727
Type State Co-Ed Secondary School (Year 9-13) with boarding facilities
Motto Māori: Kia Toa Kia Ngakaunui
"Have Courage, Desire Greatly" [1]
Established 1921 as Feilding Agricultural High School
Ministry of Education Institution no. 197
Principal Roger Menzies
School roll 1383[2]
Socio-economic decile 5[3]

Feilding High School is a co-ed Secondary School (Year 9-13) in Feilding, New Zealand.

Mission statement[edit]

We Provide Learning for Life

Kia Toa, Kia Ngakaunui Have Courage, Desire Greatly [1]

Feilding High School's logo was gifted by Sir Peter Buck (Te Rangihiroa) in 1922. It also features on the crest of Manawatu District Council. [2]

School name[edit]

In 2000 the school had its name changed from Feilding Agricultural High School (FAHS) to FAHS Feilding High School.

There was much discussion regarding this change. The main argument was that the word Agricultural is translated (or interpreted) as peasant in some Asian languages. This meant that the school was regarded less highly in these areas and would mean that less (income-bearing) foreign students would attend the school. Many people wanted to keep the name as it reflected on the history of the school, and emphasised the strong horticulture and agriculture departments within the school.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.feildinghigh.school.nz/history.htm
  2. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 30 July 2014". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  3. ^ Decile change 2007 to 2008 for state & state integrated schools
  4. ^ Gustafson, Barry (1986). The First 50 Years : A History of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen. p. 299. ISBN 0-474-00177-6. 

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