Sports

A range of co-curricular sporting activities exist for Westland High School students. There are opportunities to play, coach or referee the following sports:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Futsal
  • Korfball
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Award-winning sports groups

Some of Westland High School’s sports teams have been recognised for their contribution to the wider community and sporting excellence.

In 2016, the Westland High School First XV Rugby Team was the Regional Winner of the Sports and Leisure category at the Trustpower Community Awards.

In addition, Westland High School’s Girls and Boys Badminton teams have won the West Coast Badminton Championships every year they have been held since XXXX.

 

Rugby

Rugby has a particularly strong presence at Westland High School. We have Junior Touch Rugby teams, Boys and Girls Years 7 & 8 teams, an Under 15 team, Second XV and First XV.

Westland High School has some of the most qualified rugby coaching staff on the West Coast, and they are committed to providing opportunities to students. Each year, WHS students who play rugby have access to several rugby training skills camps e.g. at Burnham. We also have close ties to rugby scouts for the Canterbury Crusaders and Māori All Blacks.

Westland High School Alumnus, Josh Tomlinson, who plays for Wests Rugby Club in Hokitika was recently selected for the Under 19 All Blacks squad.

Gymnasium

The Westland High School gymnasium can also be used by students in intervals and lunch breaks.

Other Sports

The School also has links to the local Hockey Club, Golf Club, Swim Club, Tennis Club and Equestrian group for students interested in pursuing those sports.

Students interested in finding out more about Sports opportunities at Westland High School or in Hokitika should contact Westland High School’s Sports Coordinator, Kathy Paul: kathypaul@westlandhigh.school.nz

 

Annual Ski Trip

In addition, Westland High School, offered a Ski Trip to Porters Ski Field in 2017. The Ski Trip will also be offered in 2018 during Term 3 from August 13-15 (3 days, 2 nights).

This is open to students across the whole school at all levels. The cost for the trip is Under $350.

Parents or students who want more information can contact Chris Manuel: chrismanuel@westlandhigh.school.nz

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

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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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