Studying here

Escape the ordinary and come live and learn on the West Coast.

Study on the West Coast

Study on the West Coast and experience the relaxed lifestyle we’re known for. Enjoy the balance of study and nature. You won’t find a better location to prepare for a better career than right here on the South Island’s spectacular West Coast – surrounded by mountains, rivers, lakes and the ocean.


Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP), based on the West Coast, offers students exciting opportunities to get ahead start in their career or take the next step on their learning journey.

TPP offers a wide range of programmes from foundation to degree programmes to help you gain valuable skills to get ahead of the rest.

Schooling on the West Coast

Educational options on the West Coast include modern Early Childhood Education facilities and a good selection of primary and secondary schools. West Coast schools have smaller class sizes, modern facilities and access to an incredible outdoor adventure playground.

Early childhood education centres

West Coast schools

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International Students Programme

Westland High School

Westland High School is situated in the cool little town of Hokitika, a fantastic destination for your study abroad experience!

Westland High School offers a unique "Kiwi Experience" at a campus located next door to lakes, beaches, forests and mountains. Our sought after Outdoor Education programme is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in nature and the outdoors. We hope to see you soon!