Subjects and course overview

Westland High School offers an extensive range of subjects.

Te Reo Maori
English for Speaker of other languages
Statistics and Modelling
General Science
Health & Physical Education
Physical Education
Outdoor Education
The Arts
Art History
Drama and Dance
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
Classical Studies
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.

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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