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Westland High School


West Coast


Westland High School is a  secondary school situated on the West Coast of the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand and is surrounded by untouched, natural beauty. This environment is attractive to a student who is looking for something different. Our town and school are small but vibrant and we are close to the shores of the Tasman sea, the Hokitika river. We have two beautiful lakes a short distance away. We pride ourselves on the personal service we provide to international students. Home-stay families are well known to us and so we provide an extra level of care due to the relationships we nurture with them. We have a full-time International Director who overseas all inter A distinctive feature of Westland High School is the practice of our school values: Manaakitanga – Uplifting and empowering ourselves and others.
Whanaungatanga – Actively building and contributing to positive connections with others.
Rangatiratanga – Developing leadership with confidence, respect, self-determination and teamwork.
Kaitiakitanga – Promoting guardianship and preservation of the school values, learning and the environment. This is evident all throughout the school in the way that students care for each other and take on roles which support fellow students through their time at school. These values are a constant to staff and students and help maintain an environment which is safe and secure for all students and makes a great place to be.  This is further enhanced by active support from our parents and wider community. Extensive support networks are available. Each student belongs to a whanau (form class). The school has a guidance counsellor, Academic and Pastoral leaders and international students receive extra support from the International Director.  We have a full range of core subjects and of particular interest to international students is our highly regarded Outdoor Education programme. The Outdoor Education team are dedicated to sharing their love of the outdoors in a safe and exciting way. This course is a great way to get in touch with our wonderful environment. Westland High School would love to welcome you. Check us out at






More about Westland High School

Subject Highlights: Outdoor Education, Agriculture, Horticulture, Tourism, Hospitality, Photography, Music, Art and Drama. 

Sport Highlights: Basketball, Netball,Badminton and Rugby, Futsal, Soccer, Volleyball, Korfball,

Cultural Highlights:  Musical Productions, Soroptimist Club, Tikanga Maori

Extra-curricular Activities: Swim Club, Karate, Squash, Equestrian, Tennis, Mountain biking, Cycling club, Dramatic Society,


Contact details


Westland High School
140 Hampden Street
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Phone number

+64 3 755 6169
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