Studying in New Zealand

Welcome to our International Department

At Westlake Girls High School an enthusiastic and capable team provide students from all over the world with the opportunity to experience a new culture and learning environment. Such an opportunity will be an experience of a lifetime. As a 15-year-old student I was given the opportunity to study and live with a host family in Japan. Not only did it develop my independence, but it also gave me an appreciation of living in another culture. I encourage all students worldwide to consider our overseas opportunity. The international team at Westlake Girls High School is keen to make your dreams a reality by studying abroad with us.

Our International team is a special group of people, coming from different parts of the world, bringing unique cultures together to make our International students feel welcome and supported.  We have staff dedicated to student wellbeing, attendance, and ongoing homestay support.  We also offer a 24/7 emergency telephone assistance, so our students have the comfort of knowing someone from our International team is always available to them.

In addition, our International Dean is dedicated to ensuring students grow and flourish both academically and socially.  First language support is also offered to our Chinese, Korean and Thai students.  Everyone at Westlake Girls High School is dedicated to assisting our international students in making the most of their education and experience of a lifetime.

We look forward to your daughter joining us in New Zealand and having an overseas education experience that I know she will look back on as fondly as I do. 

If you need further information please email me on

Westlake Girls High School has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Copies of the Code are available from the New Zealand Qualification Authority website here.

Lauranne Croot
Director of International Students

Giving Day - 28 October 2020

We are very excited to announce the first-ever Westlake Girls High School Giving Day. The building of our new Event Centre is coming along nicely, however we are seeking the community's help to get us over the line with our funding shortfall. We are aiming to raise $20,000 by midnight on Wednesday 28 October for our Event Centre - which will become the hub of our school community. You don't need to wait until the 28th - we are happily accepting donations now!

Click here to find out more, invest in the future of our students, and become part of Westlake's history.