Studying in New Zealand

About New Zealand and Auckland

Auckland is a vibrant city, based around two large harbours in the north of New Zealand’s North Island. In the centre, the iconic Sky Tower has views of Viaduct Harbour, which is full of superyachts and lined with eateries.. Auckland Domain, the city’s oldest park, is based around an extinct volcano and home to the formal Wintergardens. Near Downtown, Mission Bay Beach has a seaside promenade.

The North Shore, where Westlake Girls High School is located, is a beautiful part of Auckland, with beaches, parks, forests and walkways. There are numerous shopping and eating options and the climate is temperate all year round. Summer is from December to March with the hottest day of the year being February 6, with an average high of 74°F (24°C) and low of 63°F (17°C).

The cool season lasts for 3.5 months, from May 30 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature below 60°F. The coldest day of the year is July 14, with an average low of 47°F (8°C) and high of 57°F (14°C).



Wednesday March 29th - PPTA Industrial Action

The PPTA have advised that Wednesday March 29th has been scheduled as a second day for industrial action for secondary school teachers. With a number of staff away, we will be unable to open for instruction on Wednesday 29th March. We understand that this is short notice and appreciate the difficulties this will place on you. However, it is vital that we support our teachers in their claim to show the government how important they are to us.