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International Students

Welcome to our International Department

We are delighted to be welcoming International students back to Westlake Girls High School now that international borders are now open. We’d love to have you come join us. Please email me using the link below if you’d like to talk about the opportunities available in 2023 and beyond. 

You can find some helpful information about travelling to New Zealand HERE.

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

You can find a list of our International staff HERE.

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