Personalised, Flexible, Quality Education

We offer our local and international students the opportunity to make their learning experiences enjoyable and rewarding in a truly unique way.  We are proud of our strong academic tradition both in New Zealand and Cambridge International examinations.

NCEA (NZ) high academic achievers

Students at Western Heights High School gain endorsements of Excellence in many different subjects at all levels and for each level of study. These endorsements are helpful in showing the highest level of attainment and are recognised by universities in awarding financial scholarships to attend many New Zealand Universities

CIE (Cambridge International Examinations)

Students at Western Heights High School have the opportunity to achieve world-ranked academic success  Read More

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Western Heights High School offers IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC qualifications to help with entry to overseas universitiesRead More

Academic and vocational subjects are offered at all levels of study.International students are carefully placed in the classes most suitable for their future educational pathways and according to their needs and abilities to ensure they gain the most from this amazing life time experience.There are opportunities to try new and exciting subjects such as Construction, Art design, Photography and Outdoor Education

Performing Arts

Unique experiences available to all

Western Heights High School

  • Kapa Haka-one of the best performing Maori Cultural groups in the Country
  • Pasifika performance group
  • Award winning choirs
  • Concert and jazz bands –winners of medals
  • Rock bands- have won NZ competitions
  • Stage Challenge-consistently one of the best in the region
  • Shakespeare in Schools
  • Trinity Guildhall qualifications- some of the highest achievers in NZ

Individual music tuition available in instruments and singing

Visual Arts

Creative and Innovative

Our students have a superb record of success in all areas

  • Wearable Arts
  • Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture