Our School

Our Mission

Logan Park High School is committed to the highest standards of achievement for all students. We provide excellence in secondary co-education within our unique natural environment, close to the Tertiary education resources of Dunedin North.

Haere Mai and Welcome to Logan Park High School

What is important at Logan Park High School?

We care about all of our students, their whanau and their educational success. We aim to inspire a love of life-long learning. We value being a creative, inclusive and diverse school community. We understand the importance of positive, respectful learning relationships and appreciate the importance of well-being for all of us to learn, to achieve and to contribute. We work hard to innovate and adapt, to deliver programmes of learning that are relevant to our learners. We want all of our students to be inspired to achieve their full potential and to contribute to their communities.

The purpose of the curriculum, teaching and learning at Logan Park High School is to ensure our students acquire and develop the knowledge, skills, tools and values expected of a well-educated person and life-long learner. Logan Park aims to inspire creative, connected, critical thinking, community-minded global citizens.

We cater for all students and their individual learning needs and interests. In recent years we have put significant energy into personalising the learning programmes for all of our students across all levels. Whether students struggle or excel or are somewhere in between, we have courses to suit everyone, in a beautiful, spacious environment.

Making friends, feeling happy, learning new things and pursuing sports or cultural interests are all important at High School. We offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities including over 30 different sports and over 35 clubs and cultural activities. So whether you like Kendo, Football, or Hockey, or Making Films, Making Music, or Debating, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re already a serious athlete or want to try a new sport we encourage both elite competitors and social participation.

We have talented scientists, artists, performers and athletes. We have a proven track record of extending the most gifted and talented students academically. For the past 10 years we have been a top performing National NZQA Scholarship school. Last year our students were awarded 24 Scholarships. We encourage innovation, creativity and collaboration.

We are a caring, kind, respectful and safe school, where students are encouraged to succeed through high quality learning programmes and inspired to develop into ethical, well rounded, enthusiastic life-long learners.

Logan Park is a modern thinking, 21st Century future-focussed school with talented and passionate staff keen to unlock the potential in every student.

The Logan Park High School curriculum is designed to flexibly interpret and give effect to the New Zealand Curriculum and the National Education Guidelines, reflecting the local needs and wishes of the Logan Park communities.

Families are welcome to contact the Enrolment Dean for an appointment to talk about what Logan Park can offer their son or daughter and to have a tour of school.  Enrolment information and forms can be found here.

Enrolment Dean: Co-Principal Kristan Mouat kbm@lphs.school.nz

Keeping in touch

Keeping in touch with parents and care-givers…

  • Daily Notices linked on the school website (see here)
  • Junior Weekly Feedback on Attitude to Learning (Years 9 to 11) emailed home
  • Information for parents/caregivers on their child's progress at school via the Edge portal at https://parent.musac.school.nz/
  • Student academic reports posted home
  • Term Calendar on the school website or Facebook page 
  • Park Press - linked on the website and from emails to parents
  • School emails, phone calls, texts and letters home
  • Parent/Teacher/Student Report evenings each term 
  • Surveys on-line and at school events 
  • Year 9 Parent welcome - afternoon tea (TBA)
  • Whanau Hui 
  • House Dean/whanau course selection interviews 
  • Group teacher/whanau contact
  • Drama/Music/Art Folio School events and performances
  • Sports events and Exchanges 
  • Parent/Teacher/Student Association monthly meetings 
  • Board of Trustees Parent Representatives at monthly meetings
  • Role as parent manager for sports teams, fundraising and cultural/social events

Supportive Environment

The Guidance Counsellor(s)

You can make an appointment to see the Guidance Counsellor, or Public Health Nurse to discuss any issue to do with your safety and well-being at school or home.  Sometimes this might be as part of a group. You can also train as a “Peer Mediator” if you want to develop your leadership skills and help other students solve their concerns. All support is given on a confidential basis.

Our school culture focuses daily on keeping you safe and feeling secure in a natural and healthy, co-educational environment.

At Logan Park, we celebrate equality of opportunity, regardless of students’ abilities, gender, sexual orientation and cultural/ethnic identity.

Staff encourage feedback from students in and out of the classroom. Two particularly successful leadership groups developed for this feedback are:
the Maori and Pasifica Student Leadership teams, Tupuranga. Student voice is also heard on campus through Student Council, clubs, assemblies and the elected student representative on the Board of Trustees.