Principal’s message

Principal’s Welcome

Kia Ora
Welcome to Westland High School,

Dear parents and whānau,

Education of our young people is of paramount importance not only to the school, students themselves, the wider local community but New Zealand as a whole.
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.

Westland High School plays a crucial role in the individual growth, social development, cultural, sporting and academic achievement. Success for one student will look entirely different to the next, and therefore as a school, we strive to offer a range of opportunities to provide flexible learning and career pathways.

The success of students at Westland High School will reflect the commitment of the students themselves and also the commitment of teachers, parents, whānau and others who will guide, support, inspire and encourage students to achieve their best.

I urge parents and whānau to make every effort to stay in touch with school activities and events. This website and school facebook page are useful resources for parents.


Nga mihi nui

Iain Murray

PO Box 154, 140 Hampden Street, Hokitika 7842
Phone: +64 3 755 6169 | Phone: +64 27 359 3595

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