Welcome International Students


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We warmly welcome you to Western Heights High School.

Welcome to our Whanau – our family.

Our strength is our whanaungatanga (family), the core of our school culture, embracing all staff, students both domestic and international, and their families.

Western Heights High School is a proud provider of secondary education, recognized as the “School of Choice” for local students and offering an international student programme providing a unique experience enjoyed by students from around the world.

Western Heights High School is a state, coeducational school with a student body of 1550, offering an education from Year 9 to Year 13. Our students are predominantly of European and  Maori descent although we have many cultures and ethnicities represented within our student body.

We welcome all cultures, all people, each adding their own distinctive touch to our school.

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INTERNATIONAL Students

New Zealand's cultural heart and the North Island's number one Tourist centre

New Zealand's cultural heart and the North Island's number one Tourist centre

Western Heights High School is the largest secondary school in Rotorua. Rotorua is the Maori cultural Heart of New Zealand. Rotorua is also the major tourist destination in the North Island of New Zealand. Rotorua is situated in a Geothermal wonderland of boiling mud and erupting geysers. Adventure Tourism and a spirit of fun underscores most of the many activities offered in Rotorua city and available through Western Heights High School.

WESTERN HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL

Offers something DIFFERENT to INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • Coeducational and non-denominational
  • Most popular and largest High School in Rotorua (1,500 students)
  • Superb pastoral care and student safety
  • Academic excellence
  • A huge diversity in extra – curricular activities offered
  • Homestays
  • Learn and Join Maori Kapa Haka
  • International Languages – Japanese, French, Spanish and Chinese
  • Visual and Performing Arts – We are national Leaders

OUR SISTER School

Our Sister School in Japan.Beppu is a ‘Sister’ city to Rotorua and Beppu Hamurodai High School is a ‘Sister’ school to Western Heights High School.

Beppu Hamurodai High School is one of the academic prefectural high schools founded in 1982 and is located on the top of a hill in Beppu City with a beautiful ocean view. Beppu is in the Oita Prefecture on the southern island of Kyushu and is well known for it’s many hot springs.

Students from Beppu Hamurodai spend a week at our school to further study English. They each live with a local family and are given the opportunity to visit many of our local cultural spots.