Here’s what other international students have had to say about Whakatane High School:

Tina Dubbins, Germany

  • Click Here to read about Tina's experience at WHS.

Jan Bongwald, Austria

  • Cick Here to read about Jan's experience with the WHS Rowing squad.

Malin Naesstroem, Germany

  • The range of classes you can pick
  • I especially enjoyed going diving

Jeannie Evans, Maine, USA

  • I enjoyed playing in the girls’ rugby team and scuba diving
  • I would advise other exchange students to introduce yourself to everyone and you need to open up, even before you’re ready to

Ines Karkkonen, Finland

  • The chance to choose the subjects you want to study
  • The activities I liked best were rugby and school trips
  • I would advise other exchange students to be active and participate in many things
  • If I could change one thing about my stay it would be to stay longer


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2024 Term Dates

Term 1 -  Wednesday 31 January to Friday 12 April

Term 2 - Monday 29 April to Friday 5 July

Term 3 - Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September

Term 4 - Monday 14 October to Wednesday 11 December