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International Students

Welcome to our International Department

We are always delighted to welcome International students to Westlake Girls High School. 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 2024 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. We bring unique cultures together to make our International students feel welcome and supported. We have staff dedicated to student well-being, attendance, and ongoing homestay support. We also offer 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 at

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

Open Evening

Open Evening for students wanting to enrol at Westlake Girls for 2025

We will be holding an Open Evening for those considering enrolling at Westlake Girls in 2025 on Tuesday, 23 July. There will be a brief talk at 4 pm and repeated at 6 pm in our Event Centre. These talks will then be followed by guided tours of the school. All are welcome. No need to book; just come along.

Online enrolment opens 1 July.