Welcome, Kia ora
Striving for Excellence, Through High Expectations

Westport Technical College, Westport Technical High School, Buller High School 100 Year Jubilee Celebration

Easter Weekend 7 – 10 April 2023

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Tēnā koutou!

Welcome to Buller High School

Buller High School is a modern, co-educational, multi-course, Year 9-15 Secondary School, serving the town of Westport and surrounding areas.

First established as a District High School in Lyndhurst Street in 1899, the School moved to the present site in 1922 and continues to provide quality education by developing and maintaining a wide range of academic, vocational, recreational, sporting, and cultural courses to meet the changing needs of its community.

The roll is approximately 340 with an average Year 9 intake of about 80-90 pupils drawn from the four local contributing Primary Schools each year (Granity School, St Canices School, Westport North School and Westport South School).

​Buller High School provides a safe and secure environment for the general education of pupils in Years 9 to 15 following National Curriculum Guidelines. We also provide technology education for the Year 7 and 8 students from our local primary schools.

Pupils are encouraged to value knowledge, to develop independent learning skills and good study habits, to improve skills of judgment, decision-making and communication, and to take pride in high personal achievement.

They are encouraged to develop respect for others; to improve self-esteem, self-discipline, tolerance, and to co-operate with others in the interest of learning. They are also encouraged to participate in a wide variety of sporting and cultural pursuits, to develop individual skills and talents to their fullest potential. The school recognises its unique role in the community and continues to encourage staff, pupils, parents and the local community to become involved in achieving these goals.

Principals Welcome

Tēnā koutou
Nō Ingarani ōku tūpuna ā k a tau mai rātou ki Taranaki i tērā atu rau tau ā i whānau mai au i Ngāmotu.                                                  
Nō reira ka tuku mihi ki te maunga tapu a Taranaki e tū mai rā                   
Me tōna awa a Waiwhakaiho.                                   
Heoi anō e noho ana au i Kawatiri  ināianei.                         
Ko Andrew Basher tōku ingoa.
Ko au te Tumuaki o Te Kura Tuarua o Kawatiri.
Nō reira ngā mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa           

It is with pleasure that I welcome you to Buller High School. This is a fine school, with a proud heritage of providing quality education in the Buller District since 1899 and on its current site since 1922.

It is with great anticipation and excitement that I look forward to working with students, teachers and parents/caregivers/whanau to ensure that all students are striving “to be the best that they can be”.

How do we do this?

  • We have a pastoral system that provides a safe, encouraging and supportive environment for our students.
  •  We provide a wide-ranging curriculum that enables our students to achieve their goals and provide pathways and careers advice that helps them decide what those goals are.
  •  We offer a broad range of extra-curricular activities that allow students to extend themselves in sports, culture, the Arts and Outdoor Education.

We as a school look forward to working with parents/caregivers and the community to ensure that the students of the Buller achieve their goals and leave school with their heads held high; a credit to their school, their family and their community.

We look forward to making this a reality for all students at Buller High School.

Again, welcome to our school.

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.            

Andrew Basher

Our Goal

Striving for excellence through High Expectations
Me takakawe i nga tumanako ki te tihi o te matauranga