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

Upcoming events

Friday 10 Dec

10th December Last day of term 4.

Friday 10 Dec

10th December Junior and middle school prizegiving takes place at the Regent theatre. Middle School 9am. Junio... [Read more]

Thursday 2 Dec

2nd of December Teacher Only Day. No School. This is a day set by the Ministry of Education and will be coveri... [Read more]

Monday 29 Nov

Westland Anniversay Day holiday. No school.

Monday 22 Nov

22nd November Senior Prizegiving takes place at the Regent Theatre at 6pm.

Monday 25 Oct

Labour day holiday. No School.

Monday 18 Oct

18th October. Term 4 begins

Friday 1 Oct

1st October. Last day of term 3.

Friday 24 Sep

24th September the Westland High School Ball takes place. More information regarding venue and other details w... [Read more]

Monday 13 Sep

13th September to 20th September is Te wiki o te reo Maori / Maori language week. Visit https://www.tewikioter... [Read more]
All events