Acting Principal - Julie Saikkonen

Welcome to Westlake Girls High School where we are committed to providing an inspiring centre of excellence tailored to girls’education. Our overarching goal is to give every student the opportunity and encouragement to excel and realise their full potential.

Academic excellence is a key priority and we have high expectations for every student to achieve their personal best. Research shows that girls thrive in a single sex environment, particularly in STEM subjects which are increasingly important in our ever changing world. Our NCEA results are consistently among the highest in the country across all levels with 2015 academic results placing us among leaders in NZ Scholarship, and this year to date over 40 students have earned university scholarships for 2017.

But Westlake Girls is about more than just academic excellence. It is about creating rounded, confident personalities with broad skillsets. Our extensive co-curriculum programme offers a myriad of opportunities to engage in sporting, arts and cultural activities. We are a leading sporting school with state of the art facilities and we promote an emerging talent programme for top athletes. Many of our students represent New Zealand in their chosen sport and we regularly gain national honours.

Westlake High Schools’ top music ensembles are internationally recognised, winning several first placings at the Summa Cum Laude International Music Festival in Vienna in 2014. Our choirs and orchestras consistently gain top accolades in national competitions. This year our premier Westlake choir won the Platinum award for a sixth year at NZCF’s Big Sing finale.

Our  house system is an integral part of the school, giving students a real sense of belonging and fostering a healthy team spirit. The five houses connect students across all year levels and also provide numerous leadership opportunities for students as they progress through the school.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about who we are and what we can offer your daughter.