Welcome from the Principal Mr Glen Denham:
"At Massey High School we have high expectations for students as if they were our own children. We combine the traditional values of strong discipline, good manners, respect and pride in appearance with contemporary best practice in teaching and learning. We want to provide fantastic life opportunities for our students and know that there is no substitute for hard work in determining students success. Our unrelenting goal is be better than before and improve the learning and achievement of our students.
We are committed to the academic, personal, social and economic well-being of our graduates.
Our world is ever shrinking and ever changing. Our students will go on to jobs that are as yet, unimagined. It is our work ethic, positive attitude and unwavering commitment to our students that will see them be the leaders of tomorrow.
For many parents, an important decision has to be made in the selection of a school for their children. By any criterion, ours is a unique school with over 1,700 boys and girls coming from a wide range of backgrounds and with the provision of programmes for the most able students to those with specific learning difficulties. We welcome students with special and pronounced talents and also those of average ability, whose contribution is no less valuable and whose development is no less important.
Situated on the northern boundary of West Auckland, we have a rich blend of rural and urban students with a diversity of cultures. We are a truly comprehensive, multicultural co-educational school.
Each student is regarded as an individual and our primary objective is to develop his or her particular strengths and interests, while also engendering the intellectual and personal versatility required for life after school. Before they leave, students will have taken part in a wide range of activities and will have encountered our high expectations of their co-operation, enthusiasm, conduct, tolerance and consideration for others.
Our scholastic record is excellent and we are equally proud of our outstanding sports record, musicians, artists, actors and Maori, Pacific Island and Asian cultural groups. The majority of our students move on to tertiary education, mainly at Universities or Polytechnic Institutes.
This is the essence of Massey High School. We encourage and support our students to experience a range of activities. It is a wonderful thing to develop the strengths of all students and then foster a real will to use those strengths in the pursuit of excellence for the benefit of the school, themselves and their community."
Massey High School Principal
Massey High School is a co-educational secondary school, founded in 1969 with a roll of 166 third formers. The school was initially based at Henderson High School until the buildings on our current site at Don Buck Road were completed in 1970. Since then, we have grown to a roll of over 2000 students, with a full range of classes from Year 9 to Year 13.
Students are placed into one of the four "Schools" on the Massey High School Campus, and there are two Dean's working with them in each school.
Many opportunities are offered to students to develop leadership skills. Years 9 and 10 students elect a representative from their form class to the Junior Forum. Years 11 to 13 elect their representatives to the Student Council who play a significant role in the organisation of many important school events.
School Prefects are elected towards the end of Year 12. These students have shown leadership potential during their time at the school and have contributed to the wider school community.
Each school within the whole school campus has their own Senate - comprising of class representatives and providing additional leadership opportunities.
Massey High School has a holistic approach to education and provides opportunities for every student to develop interests and abilities to complement their academic achievement by way of:
- Performing Arts
- Language Enrichment
- Cultural Groups
- Chess Teams