Bayfield High School

Welcome to Bayfield High School

Bayfield High School was established in 1961 and is situated on the scenic Otago Peninsula.

Bayfield High School is regarded highly by international students and hosts about 25 international students from a variety of countries each year on long and short-term programmes.

Bayfield High School is a Year 9-13 co-educational secondary school based in Dunedin, New Zealand with a roll of 590 domestic students.  We are located on one of Dunedin's most picturesque sites on the Otago Peninsula. We have extensive grounds, a well-equipped gymnasium, an excellent library and well-resourced computing facilities. We have five science laboratories, music suite, art rooms, senior common rooms.

We pride ourselves on our inclusive and caring culture and aim to provide a range of quality learning experiences in a warm and friendly environment.

Our aim is to maximise the strengths of individual students and their contribution to society, through excellence in teaching and pastoral care – we want our students to leave Bayfield as the best versions of themselves.

Bayfield's values are: 

  • Respect 
  • Integrity 
  • Service
  • Excellence 

and these positive social and ethical values are emphasised in who we are and all that we do.

The Crest and Motto

Bayfield High School Crest

The Bayfield High School Crest features the Olympic rings represent striving to reach your best using the Olympic ideal as a model, an open book representing learning and purpose. The sword represents courage and using this courage to strive to reach your goals.

The Motto ‘QUAERERE VERUM’ means search for the truth.