Our School

Welcome to Westland High School

Our Values:

  • Our People / Te Tangata: show rangatiratanga.
  • Our Place / Te Ao: shows kaitiakitanga.
  • Our Learning / Te Ako: is underpinned by manaakitanga and whanaungatanga.

Our school embraces diversity. The culture of inclusion extends to all students and staff.

We are a community school - our close relationship with the Hokitika and Westland community is important to us. International students quickly become part of our community, our whanau (family)

Principal Iain Murray

Hokitika is located in close proximity to the natural environment. The WHS Outdoor Education Classes utilise that special closeness most weeks. Giving our students frequent practical, in-the-field experience.

We look forward to meeting you in person, learning about your culture and joining you on some of your activities.

Points of difference

International students are hosted by local families

Full Academic Programme:

    • Sciences
    • Arts
    • Mathematics
    • Social Sciences
    • Languages
    • Physical Education



Co-curricular activities

    • Sport
    • Drama and dance
    • Kapahaka

Board of Trustees Chairperson Latham Martin