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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).

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Instructions for making appointments for parent evening


Full Calendar


NCEA Timetable



Parents Guide

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Mr Gemmell would like to provide the opportunity for all Year 13 students together with their parents/caregivers and teachers to say their final farewells at an afternoon tea to be held in the Assembly Hall on Wednesday 14th December from 2-4pm. This will be at no cost to you or your family members attending, however we do require numbers for catering purposes either by emailing or calling 07 3495945 or 0275969869. We look forward to seeing you then. ...

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Unfortunately we have had to cancel the Leavers Dinner due to disappointingly low numbers. We realise that this is largely due to the short notice given and that many students had prior commitments. ...

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If you are a current Year 12 student and wish to be considered for a prefect position in 2017 please collect an application form from the front office. Your application needs to be returned by Friday 3 February at 1.20 pm. ...

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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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