Westlake Girls High School is New Zealand's largest state secondary school for girls, with 2,200 students, recognised both nationally and internationally as a school with an outstanding level of achievement in academic studies, music and sports and the arts.
The International students at Westlake Girls bring a vibrancy and richness to our community which is fundamental to our high school’s identity. As Director of the International Team, I love being part of this community and meeting so many wonderful students from all around the world.
To see students arrive with big dreams at the start of their adventure, and to work alongside them to turn those dreams into reality, is a great privilege. Whether they join at Year 9, or complete just their senior years with us, it is always a pleasure to watch them grow and flourish academically and socially.
We love hearing our students’ success stories – whether it’s gaining entry into a prestigious university, or achieving a personal goal. As part of the Westlake family, our international students are a source of great pride.
The International team dedicated to assisting our International students comprises a special group of people. They come from different parts of the world, bringing unique cultures together to make our students feel welcome and supported. We offer 24/7 emergency telephone support – so our students have the comfort of knowing someone is always available to them.
Westlake Girls High School is situated near vibrant shopping centres, beaches and 15 minutes from the heart of the city by bus, where the University of Auckland and many tertiary institutions are located. A major bus station is adjacent to the school. We have the largest artificial turf development in Australasia encompassing hockey (London Blue poly grass Olympia turf), football ( FIFA 2* rating), cricket, tennis, netball and a covered cloud' complex of 6 netball/4 tennis courts with floodlighting. Some Cambridge Exams are offered.
STUDENT SUPPORT – ESPECIALLY FOR YOU • Specialised language help and assistance • 24 hour emergency number • Chinese, Korean, and Thai Advisor • First language assistance with Japanese, Mandarin, German, Spanish, Hindi, Slovak, Russian, Czech, • Online student visa renewal service • Help with health insurance and opening a bank account • Students welfare to be of paramount importance • Close to North Shore Hospital and Shore Care 24 Hour Medical Centre and registered school nurse on site