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About Westlake

Education for Empowerment

Principal’s Message

Welcome to Westlake Girls High School for 2023 – an outstanding centre of excellence. 

We understand you want the very best academic and social experience for your daughter, and choosing the right high school is a big decision. At Westlake Girls your daughter’s wellbeing is at the very heart of everything we do. We take a holistic approach to learning and understand that what happens outside the classroom is just as important to growth, as what happens inside.

High School encompasses a key time of development for our students. They join us as children and leave as young adults, and it is a privilege for us to teach and support them through that transition. We believe by inspiring our students to love learning today, they will leave school confident and optimistic about their potential tomorrow. 

Being a single-sex school provides some unique advantages. Research tells us our students achieve highly and are more confident in an all-girls learning environment. Our school is proud to offer an inclusive, respectful, rich and diverse community where every student is encouraged to find and develop their strengths. It’s a safe place to try new things, and the breadth of opportunity, both inside and outside the classroom, means our students excel in a wide variety of areas. Finding what’s important, enjoying what they do, and discovering new strengths is all part of igniting life-long passions.

We have a strong focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) and we are also renowned for our success in sports and music. Academically, our consistently impressive performance in NCEA and University Entrance reflects our ethos of discipline, dedication and working smarter. 

Our growing community of alumnae includes women who have succeeded in board rooms, represented New Zealand in sports, performed in some of the world’s most famous theatres, and championed the way in the fields of Science and Engineering. 

Each year our graduates gain scholarships to prestigious universities in New Zealand and overseas.

Westlake Girls has an impressive history, but we also have an exciting future. The commitment of our teachers and the passion of our students will define that future. It is a privilege to be a part of it, and I hope you and your daughter will be too.

Please have a good look around our website and then we look forward to welcoming your daughter to Westlake Girls High School.

Jane Stanley

Teacher-only Day this Friday

Friday 31 May is a teacher-only day at Westlake Girls. Students will return to school on Tuesday 4 June, timetable Day 2