International Students

Westland High School welcomes students from a variety of countries including, Japan, Thailand, Germany, Switzerland, USA, France and Italy. Our guideline is to have a maximum of six students from one culture. We aim to provide a uniquely New Zealand experience. All students are home-hosted.

Duration of stay ranges from short stay group visits of 10 -20 days and long stay individual programmes ranging from 3 months - 2 years.

Academic success: We offer a full range of academic courses, plus the very special outdoor education course which is within the school programme.

Some of our German students prepare for New Zealand’s University Entrance and NCEA 3 qualifications which entitles them to enter university in Germany.

We encourage our students to have an international experience too. In 2019 an exchange to Japan is mooted.


Quality Assurance results from the Education Review Office June 2017

Provision for international students

The school is a signatory to the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016 (the Code) established under section 238F of the Education Act 1989. The school has not attested that it complies with all aspects of the Code The school is working with a national body to revise its contracts to ensure they meet all requirements of the Code of Practice (2016).

At the time of this review there were 10 international students attending the school.

Processes for orientation to the school provide students and their families with detailed information. The school has effective systems for identifying and responding to student’s individual needs and interests. Students are well integrated into the life of the school.

28 November 2017

Note - that since this report Westland High School has completed a thorough review of its policy and procedures for international students and has completed attestation for 2017.