Nga mihi tena koutou and welcome to Westland High School

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha, tēnā koutou katoa. Warm greetings to you all.

We offer passionate and dedicated staff; a full range of academic and practical subjects; a location in close proximity to the natural environment well utilised by our Outdoor Education programme; extensive co-curricular activities; and a small international programme enabling our international students to integrate and fully experience NZ life.

Principal’s Welcome

Our young people are our future, and we all have a collective responsibility to grow and support them to become responsible global citizens. The world is now a smaller place with technology at our fingertips, students see technology as an integral and natural part of their social interactions with others and within school too.

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Head Girl

My intentions within the school is to encourage more school pride among the students. To create innovative and fun games to run during the school weeks. Forming stronger relationships between students and teachers, and facilitating our school to become more connected within the community. I want to motivate and inspire students to put 100% into everything they do and to always give everything a go. I want students to feel supported in the school environment and feel like they always have someone they can to talk to.

Head Boy

Having this privilege not only comes with responsibility for myself but also the opportunity for me to give students a voice. I am looking to close the gap between different year groups by building relationships across the school and I believe it will be beneficial to students aspiring to seek positions in similar roles. I look forward to working with fellow head students to ensure the best possible outcomes are achieved.

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Upcoming events

Tue23 Jul
20 Students from Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan visit our school. They will be here for 9 days, taking part in a variet...
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Tue25 Jun
Barista course from 25th June to 27th at Tai Poutini Polytechnic
Mon24 Jun
Board of Trustees meeting 6pm, School Library.
Thu20 Jun
WCSS Year 9 and 10 netball – Greymouth
Thu20 Jun
West Coast Careers Roadshow is in Greymouth. Students have been given permission slips and will travel by bus ...
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Thu20 Jun
We have been advised that the regional strike planned for the teachers on the 20th June has been cancelled. Al...
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Tue18 Jun
Year 7 and 8 rugby
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School news

  • 06 JUN

    Come and be part of our Spring show.

    Auditions will be held on 30 June between 10 am and noon; and 1 - 3 pm in Room 11 at WHS.

  • 30 MAY

    Rolling Teacher Strikes scheduled

    The Board of Trustees has been informed that teachers at our school will be taking strike action over a number of days, however there has si...

  • 29 MAY

    No cost for NCEA

    The Minister of Education announces that NCEA fees are scrapped.

  • 26 MAY

    Board of Trustees election update

    We have a new board in place and would like to thank the previous board members for their service to Westland High School and the betterment...

  • 24 MAY


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  • 24 MAY

    Students design new training shirts.

    Signlink Graphics have been helping the students to create new training shirts for the Rugby Academy.

  • 22 MAY


    Showquest is a competition where students, New Zealand wide, come together to produce a dance performance to share following a theme or topi...

  • 15 MAY

    Community News and Events

    All the latest of what's happening in and around Hokitika and the West Coast.

  • 12 MAY

    From the Principal’s Desk

    Nga mihi nui kia koutou katoa. Welcome to our second, new format, newsletter.

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