Western Heights is a state, coeducational school with a student body of 1,550. It is Rotorua’s most popular and largest high school, offering excellent pastoral care and student safety. Academically, Western Heights offers international language programs, visual and performing arts, and environmental sciences.

Western Heights High is a good fit for students who are interested in:

  • Māori Culture
    • Kapa haka (Performing arts)
    • Noho Marae (Overnight stay in a meeting house)
    • Te Reo Māori class (Māori language)
  • Environmental Science
    • Hands-on projects
    • Field work
    • Research visits