Working at Westland High School is a rewarding experience. Become part of a hardworking, passionate team of education professionals who contribute to the success of the next generation of youth.

Hokitika is a vibrant small town that is growing as tourism increases and people recognise the fabulous lifestyle benefits of the wild West Coast.

If you are looking for a career opportunity where the work you do has a tangible, positive impact on students and the wider community, then you have come to the right place.

Westland High School is an equal opportunity employer.

Check out our list of current vacancies below:

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Why work in Hokitika?

Just 3.5 hours away from Christchurch and 1.5 hours away from Glacier Country, Hokitika is very accessible. Hokitika Airport also has daily flights to Christchurch serviced by Air New Zealand.

Beautiful beaches, lakes and bush are right on our doorstep and opportunities for fishing, boating, cycling and hunting abound.

The small town also has a number of great shopping, dining and cultural options too. Everything you need for a rewarding career and family life is right here.

Say goodbye to the traffic jams, air pollution and expensive house prices and find out why Hokitika has a reputation as the Cool Little Town!



Upcoming events

Thursday 27 Sep

Te Hui Ahurei O nga kura o te Tai Poutini kapa haka festival is the West Coasts annual kapa haka festival. Sch... [Read more]

Wednesday 19 Sep

This years Westland High School musical, Bye Bye Birdie is set in 1958, about fictional pop sensation Conrad B... [Read more]

Monday 17 Sep

Koru games take place in Lincoln from 17th September to 20th September. Information for those students partici... [Read more]

Friday 14 Sep

  Introducing forty eight hours of working bee madness – say hello to The Great 48! A unique event ... [Read more]

Monday 10 Sep

10th – 14th September. Students make their first choice course selections for next year, interviews take... [Read more]
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School news

  • 23 Jul

    New Website for Westland High School

    After a lot of hard work and content preparation, we are delighted to make our new website live for Term 3 2018.

  • 12 May

    Hospitality – Lions Dinner Catering

    Tarm Tumahai and Hannah Kelsen, two of our Level 2 Hospitality students, volunteered to serve the meal at this...

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  • 11 May

    Students from France arrive

    Westland High School welcomes six students from France for nine weeks this term.

  • 11 May

    Bake Sale – Blue Penguin Trust

    This trimester, Mrs Cunningham’s year 7/8 class has been studying sustainability in social studies class...

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  • 08 May

    Year 13 Career Trip

    On the 10-11th of May a group of year 13’s, accompanied by the French Exchange Students, went to Christchurc...

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