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Westlake Girls High School

Secondary (Years 9-13, approx age 13-17)

Westlake Girls High School is New Zealand’s largest state secondary school for girls, with 2,200 students, recognised both nationally and internationally as a school with an outstanding level of achievement in academic studies, music and sports and the arts. The school is situated near vibrant shopping centres, beaches and 15 minutes from the heart of the city by bus, where the University of Auckland and many tertiary institutions are located.  A major bus station is adjacent to the school. We have the largest artificial turf development in Australasia encompassing hockey (London Blue poly grass Olympia turf), football ( FIFA 2* rating), cricket, tennis, netball and a covered ‘cloud’ complex of 6 netball/4 tennis courts with floodlighting. Some Cambridge Exams are offered.

Contact Westlake Girls High School
Physical address

2 Wairau Road
Auckland 0627 Takapuna
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Phone numbers

+64 9 489 4169 Ext:765
+64 21 243 6663

  • Number of students: 2200
  • Number of international students: 150
  • Females only

Qualifications available

  • Cambridge International Examinations
  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Accommodation advisory service
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Homestay

Religious Facilities (on-site)

  • Muslim Prayer Space

Religious Clubs

  • Buddhist
  • Christian
  • Muslim
STUDENT SUPPORT – ESPECIALLY FOR YOU • Specialised language help and assistance • 24 hour emergency number • Chinese, Korean, and Thai Advisor • First language assistance with Japanese, Mandarin, German, Spanish, Hindi, Slovak, Russian, Czech, • Online student visa renewal service • Help with health insurance and opening a bank account • Students welfare to be of paramount importance • Close to North Shore Hospital and Shore Care 24 Hour Medical Centre and registered school nurse on site
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Main centres: 

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