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 in 2014 hovers around 370 with an average Year 9 intake of about 90 pupils drawn from the five 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.
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, and 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 the 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.