2025 Enrolment Applications close 31st July

Exemplary learners in all walks of life

Welcome to

Hastings Christian School

Hastings Christian School is a state-integrated Year 1-13, non-denominational school unique in its context and character. As a special character school, we offer a vibrant learning community educating and impacting the whole person- intellectually, socially, physically and spiritually.

Principal's Message

Thank you for considering Hastings Christian School as a partner in the education of your child.

It is my privilege and pleasure to introduce our school to you – a school unique in its character and commitment here in Hawke’s Bay.


Primary School

The primary and intermediate years establish important foundations for future learning. At Hastings Christian School, we provide a varied and interesting programme with a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy while at the same time offering a wide range of sporting and cultural opportunities.

Secondary School

We offer a high quality Christian education for students from Year 9 right through to Year 13. Our staff are all passionate about implementing their curriculum areas from a biblical perspective. We cover all the major curriculum areas and are always looking to extend further as our numbers grow.

Missions Statement and The HCS Way

Mission Statement

To walk students through all fields of human thought and endeavour, discerning and celebrating Truth at every turn for the purpose of challenging and equipping them to use their unique gifts to forge lifestyles marked by exemplary dedication to God and neighbour.

The HCS Way

Honouring God

Honoretanga ki te Atua

Caring for Others

Manaakitanga ki Nga Tangata

Striving for Excellence

Whai i te Panekiretanga

We Welcome your Application

We are dedicated to serving families who are committed to Christ, their church and to the godly upbringing of their children. If this describes you, we welcome your application. Places at HCS are limited and we do operate a waiting list. Preference is, therefore, given to families whose beliefs clearly align with the Special Character of the school as summarised in the Statement of Beliefs.