Located in Westport, near the mouth of the Buller River at the northern end of the West Coast of the South Island, Buller High School is a small state co-educational secondary school proudly serving the coastal townships of the Buller District. For more than a hundred years the School has provided quality education for families fiercely proud of their pioneering heritage.
No other region of New Zealand has achieved the celebrity or degree of individuality which belongs to "The Coast". Nowhere else does the pioneer past still remain as close to the surface of contemporary life. The fabric of West Coast history has been woven out of greenstone, gold, coal, timber, farming and fishing. Today, however, the fastest growing use of its huge natural resources is in tourism, with an emphasis on beach and forest walking, fishing, tramping, caving, canoeing, horse-trekking, exploring old coal mining sites and ghost towns of the gold rush era. Set between the stormy expanse of the Tasman Sea and the unbroken chain of the Southern Alps, the West Coast is truly a land apart. For six hundred kilometres from north to south, this wild and often sparsely populated region of mountains and glaciers, tranquil lakes and unruly rivers, primeval forests and magnificent coastline, overwhelms visitors with its natural beauty.