“To be the best secondary school for each of our students”.
We aim to do this in a number of ways.
Strategic Drivers 2021 – 2023:
Ko Tararua ngā pae maunga
Ko Manawatū te awa
Ko Kurahaupō te waka e
Ko Te Pou Hōia te kura
Rere kau ana te aroha
Ki a rātau ma, kua ngaro atu.
E kore koutou e wareware noa
Ngā mumu o te mātauranga
Whāia te iti kahurangi
(Whāia te iti kahurangi e)
Hei ha hi!
Link to song
Tēnei au tēnei au,
Te takitaki nei i ngā uaratanga o tōku kura,
Te Kura o Te Po Hōia
Ko te Kauanauanu
Ko te Hīranga
Ko te Mana
Ko te Auahatanga
Ko te Kanorau
Ko ngā uaratanga enei e toihau ai au i te ao hurihuri nei
Kia Tina! Tina!
Hui e! Tāiki e!
Karakia written by Tipene Waihi (former Kaiako)
It is I,
Reciting with honour the valuews of my school of learning
My school that is Freyberg High School
All values that lift me in this ever changing world
The Salamander (lizard-like amphibian) has been adopted as Freyberg High School’s icon along with Freyberg’s Crestand the phrase “Virtute et Honore”. The salamander has a reputation for being able to survive the heat of a fire.
The Salamander and Freyberg
The salamander was chosen as a mascot for the school as this was a nickname given to Bernard Freyberg by Winston Churchillduring the second world war. Churchill referred to Lt General Freyberg VC as “my salamander”, when discussing variousregiments of his fighting force.
Achievements of Lt General Freyberg:
Fought in both world wars, commanding the New Zealand Force in the second world war.Won the Victoria Cross for bravery.Was wounded nine times in battle but was clearly a survivor.Was awarded the rank of Lieutenant General and later Governor General of New Zealand
1955:Freyberg High School was opened in 1955 by Clarance Beeby in Palmerston North. The school was named after theleader of New Zealand’s World War II armed forces; Lieutenant General Bernard Freyberg.
The suburb of Roslyn and the Freyberg school roll had both risen substantially. By this stage the school proudlyboasted it's own full-length pool, technology block, library, and gymnasium also named after Lord Freyberg.
A special needs centre, additional gymnasium and joint community indoor pool are added. Further classrooms werealso constructed to accommodate the school's growing roll
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Freyberg High School33 Freyberg StreetRoslynPalmerston North 4414