The roll for 1988 is 1167. There was an increase in returning seniors due to the current economic downturn.
A development plan for the next 10-15 years has been put in place.
The Taranaki Savings Bank give a cheque for $20,000 towards the covering of the Pool project.
The Environmental committee raises $2,500 towards the gully area.
14th September the Taranaki Cycle helmet campaign is launched.
Three senior teachers announce their retirements:- Mrs. Martha Morgan after 15 years of service, Mrs Elsa Sutcliffe after 20 years, and Mr. John Lovell the HOD English after 23 years.
Tuesday 8th March:Cyclone Bolacloses all New Plymouth schools.
Senior debating team of 9 held debates against local high schools.
Maori Culture group of 22. This group combined with NPBHS and NPGHS to form "Whanau Te Reo O Taranaki" and won the Korimoko O Aotearoa (the bellbird of Aotearoa) trophy.
To celebrate universal Children's Day Mr. Chivers set up a United Nations general Assembly in the hall. Fifty 4th form students from all local secondary schools took part with each representing a country as their "Ambassador".
2 students participate in the 10-day Spirit of New Zealand course.
Students take part in the annual OPC trip to Turangi
Music:String Orchestra, Senior and Junior Concert Bands, Senior and Junior Choirs. The choirs participated in the regional series of the NZ Choral Federations secondary schools competition.
Sport:First XI Soccer team beat FDMC 1st XI 1-0. Fraser HS from Hamilton visits.Senior A Basketball Girls' won a minor North Island tournament in Auckland.