New Zealand Scholarship
What is New Zealand Scholarship?
New Zealand Scholarship assessments enable candidates to be assessed against challenging standards and are demanding for the most able candidates in each subject. Assessment is by either a written/spoken examination or by the submission of a portfolio or report of work produced throughout the year.
Scholarship candidates are expected to demonstrate high-level critical thinking, abstraction, and generalisation, and to integrate, synthesise and apply knowledge, skills, understanding, and ideas to complex situations.
New Zealand Scholarship provides recognition and monetary reward to top students in their last year of schooling.
If you would like more information about New Zealand Scholarships please have a look at this link: NZQA FAQ About Scholarship
Not all subjects offered at WGHS have a scholarship pathway. Here is the list of subjects you can do Scholarship in at Westlake Girls High School:
Design and Visual Communication
Earth and Space Science
Health and Physical Education
Te Reo Maori
*Technology (generic) covers Biotechnology, Electronics and Control, Materials Technology, Production and Process, Food, Structures and Mechanisms, and Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Candidates will be able to submit a portfolio/report in one of those areas.
"Students entering for the New Zealand Scholarship examinations must be, undertaking a course in the applicable areas of learning". This means that this year you must be taking the subject at school that you wish to enter for scholarship and/or attending tutorials in that subject.
Students who are achieving well across a particular subject are encouraged to enter Scholarship.
The cost of entry is free for domestic students. The fee for International students is $102.20 (GST incl.) per Scholarship subject. International Students planning to take Scholarship should discuss payment of this fee with the International Department.