Subjects and course overview

Westland High School offers an extensive range of subjects.

Languages
English
Te Reo Maori
French*
English for Speaker of other languages
(ESOL)
Mathematics
Mathematics
Calculus
Statistics and Modelling
Accounting
Science
General Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Health & Physical Education
Physical Education
Outdoor Education
The Arts
Painting
Printmaking
Design
Sculpture
Photography
Art History
Music
Drama and Dance
Technology
Textiles Technology
Multi-materials Technology (including Woodwork, Metalwork and Furniture-making**)
Design and Visual Communication (Graphics)
Food Technology / Hospitality
Digital Technology / Computing
Robotics and Electronics***
Social Sciences
Geography*
History
Tourism
Classical Studies
Vocational
Gateway
Work Experience
Trades Academy


*Where there are low numbers for these courses, the subject may be offered by distance learning.

**Furniture-making is only available for Senior School students.

***Robotics and Electronics is new to Westland High in 2018 and the structure for this may change in 2019. It is also subject to sufficient student demand and available staff.

Senior School students (Years 11-13) can complete National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) qualifications.

Westland High School is also a member of the Toki Pounamu cluster of West Coast schools embracing digital learning. This provides a seamless transition from primary school where students are also engaged in the Learn, Create, Share pedagogy that has been proven to lift student achievement rates.

At Westland High School, students will be required to use their own Chromebooks for learning in most classes.

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

    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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  • 11 May

    Students from France arrive

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

  • 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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