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Upcoming Key Dates

  • June 19, 2016Shosei High School
  • June 27, 2016Term Goal Setting Day
  • June 27, 2016House Netball
  • June 27, 2016 9:00 amAuckland University Maori Students Visit
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Western Heights High School now have a Mobile App for notices, events and other important School messages. To download the app for free on iPhone or Android click this link.


As a school achieving at the highest levels of academic, sporting, artistic and cultural excellence, Western Heights High School offers its students unparalleled opportunities to succeed in a wide range of endeavours.

Western Heights High School is a large co-educational school situated in the western suburbs of Rotorua.  With approximately 1500 students from Year 9-13 and 120 staff, the school offers a wide range of specialist facilities to meet the needs of individuals and groups of students including a bi-lingual unit (Te Akoranga Reo Rua).

SAS Uniform Shop

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Instructions for making appointments for parent evening


Full Calendar


NCEA Timetable



Parents Guide

to the role of the board of trustees


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It has been our pleasure to host Beppu Shosei this week. The Principal of WHHS, Mr Gemmell and the Principal of Beppu Shosei, Mr Karashima, together with Mayor Steve Chadwick, signed our new sister school agreement yesterday. ...

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Congratulations to our chess teams who competed at Chapman College recently. The A team gained first place with a total of 23 points out of a possible 28. This win qualifies them for the team event at Nationals (to be held in Wellington in October). ...

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Welcome International Students

Rotorua – New Zealand’s cultural heart and the North Island’s number one tourist attraction

Western Heights High school – co-educational and non-denominational, Rotorua’s most popular and largest high school, providing superb pastoral care and student safety.

Academics – International languages, visual and performing arts, environmental sciences. Western Heights High School is a University of Cambridge International Examination centre.

Extra-curricular – a huge diversity of activities including equestrian, soccer, basketball, volleyball, rowing and more. Western Heights High School is represented at national and international level..

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