Principal's Message
Welcome to Westlake Girls High School.

It is our commitment that every Westlake girl is provided with the educational environment needed to achieve personal excellence, inside and outside the classroom. Staff have high expectations for students, from the minute they enter the school in Year 9.

Westlake Girls is divided into five vertical Houses, providing senior student leaders with the greatest exposure to juniors, in a variety of leadership roles. This means school values and expectations are effectively modelled by staff and students in families of 440 members. High standards of personal presentation and conduct, as well as a willingness to fully participate in school life, is an expectation of every member of the school community.

Our first priority for every Westlake girl is academic success. Recent academic results place Westlake Girls amongst the best in the country and, in 2013, we ranked eighth out of all secondary schools in New Zealand Scholarship and second in all girls’ schools in the same exams. Westlake staff are continually developing their skills in order to provide the highest quality education possible.

A wide range of sporting and cultural opportunities are available at Westlake Girls and we are a nationally recognised leader in a number of extra-curricular activities. Our music programmes have also been recognised internationally.

The Board’s four strategic aims are:

1) A culture of excellence
2) Developing leadership
3) Engaging with the community
4) Operational quality

Our website outlines many of the opportunities available and celebrates recent successes in wide ranging disciplines. If you would like to visit us, you will be made most welcome.

Roz Mexted
PRINCIPAL