Welcome to Westland High School
    Nau Mai, Welcome to Westland High School
          Westland High School is a Years 7-13 co-educational state secondary school located in Hokitika, New Zealand. The school           offers students the same educational opportunities as exist for city students, but in a caring rural community                              surrounded by a natural adventure playground.
Principal Trevor Jones
"It is my pleasure to introduce you to Westland High School. Please take the time to look through our website so that we can have the opportunity of showing you a brief outline of why we are so proud of our school.

Being a smaller school allows us to provide some major advantages for our young people. We really believe we are “big enough to match the best, and small enough to care”. Our students enjoy the advantage of smaller classes and a friendly family like atmosphere where they are treated as individuals and their talents are recognised and built on. A recent Education Review Office visit confirmed that we are at the cutting edge with our innovative curriculum programme at years 9 and 10. This is just one example of our timetable and subject range being driven by the needs of our pupils as well as the national curriculum.

We are proud of the strong links that have been built up through our history of positive interaction with parents, caregivers and the wider community we serve in our catchment area. We are a Community School and we encourage your participation in a variety of aspects of our wider school life.

Our staff are committed to excellence and to building on the relationships and rapport that exist between all sections of our school community. We are well resourced, our equipment level is high, and we have a reputation for outstanding performance in outdoor education, the arts and all other areas where students show a commitment to the learning opportunities provided.

Please feel free to come and visit our school, my door is always open for discussions with parents/ caregivers (arranging an interview time will ensure I am not otherwise committed and can give you my full attention), or telephone me if you require further information.

We look forward to being of service to your family in the years ahead."

Trevor Jones, Principal

Latest News

Latest News
The latest important announcements, messages from the Principal and our regular newsletter.
  Calendar of Events
Events Calendar
See upcoming events happening at school and in the community, as wellas a list of term dates and public holidays.
  International and Outdoor Education Programmes
International Programme
Westland High School runs a small yet active international programme welcoming many students from around the globe each year.
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KAMAR Portal
Our student management portal allows parents and caregivers to view daily notices, attendance, timetables and student results in real time.