Welcome from the Director

Kia ora! 你好! 안녕하세요! สวัสดี!Hallo! Bonjour, ¡Hola!

Welcome to the International Department of Westlake Boys High School. Our school offers an outstanding learning environment for teenage boys on Auckland’s North Shore. Providing a range of opportunities for our students, inside and outside of the classroom, we help our students discover their passion and fulfil their potential. For nearly twenty years, international students have been an important and integral part of our school as they bring with them vibrancy and global perspectives to our school. We are grateful to all our international students for making our school community much more culturally diverse and responsive.

Westlake Boys High School has high expectations of our students in everything we do. Such an approach creates a culture of achievement. As a school, we believe in:

  • Celebrating success in all forms
  • Achieving excellence in everything we do
  • Helping our students reach their personal best
  • Developing lifelong positive habits, manners and values in our students
  • Providing equality of opportunity for all of our students
  • Embracing and respecting differences

Westlake Boys High School is committed to providing an outstanding service to our international students. We offer:

  • A comprehensive orientation programme to help our new students feel a part of our community
  • Ongoing curriculum support and guidance to ensure academic success
  • After school and holiday English programmes for extra language support
  • First language support in Mandarin, Korean, Thai, Japanese, French, German, Italian and Spanish
  • Peer tutoring and buddy support from committed and caring senior students
  • Regular welfare interviews conducted by experienced staff to track and monitor student progress
  • Visa and insurance application

We thank you for your interest in our school and the staff of the International Department will be delighted to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

Julia McGahan

Director of International Students