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Western Springs College




"The top-ranked school for both girls and boys is Western Springs College." Western Springs is one of our highest-performing schools and it's in a strategic location, servicing the Western Bays and surrounding areas. Western Springs College has been placed first for University Entrance Since 2009 among all 54 state high schools in Auckland Region. The College is centrally situated in Auckland within a popular area near the lakeside park, zoo and museum (MOTAT), within walking distance to a well-known wind-surfing beach (Pt Chevalier), and 6 kilometres to Auckland City Centre and Harbour, 6 minutes' drive by car or 10-minutes' ride by bus.

At Western Springs College we welcome international students who want to experience a real Kiwi secondary school with high standards and modern values. We appreciate the cultural diversity students from other countries bring to our educational environment and have systems in place to ensure international students integrate easily with our local students.

Overseas students who have studied at Western Springs College appreciate the wide range of subjects we offer, our no-uniform policy and the dedication of our teachers. They also like how easy it was to make friends with Kiwi teens.

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and main transport hub. The diverse landscape provides countless opportunities to get immersed in nature. In the west, lush native rainforest plunges down the hills to meet the sea on dramatic black sand beaches, while the east's sheltered golden sand beaches are fringed with red-flowering pohutukawa trees. To the north the rolling hills of wine country meet stunning coastlines and in the south you'll find picturesque country gardens, unspoilt forest and tranquil bays to explore.

Our campus is located in an attractive area of parks and reserves. The college is surrounded by museums, the Auckland Zoological Park, Western Springs Lakeside Park and roadside gardens.

More about Western Springs College

Why choose Western Springs College?

  • Extensive curriculum providing excellent choice from a wide range of traditional and modern courses.
  • High level of pastoral care for international students, which has been commended by the Education Review Office.
  • Centrally located in beautiful green surroundings only six kilometres from the heart of the city; within walking distance of the best windsurfing beach in Auckland; opposite Auckland Zoo, Museum and a lakeside park.
  • An extensive range of extracurricular opportunities, including a regular windsurfing programme and a wide variety of other sports.
  • Medium-sized school (Year 9-13 / 13-18 years old) - 1450 students, including 100 international students from more than 10 nationalities.


Contact details


Western Springs College
100 Motions Road
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Phone number

+64 9 815 6730
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