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Apr 30, 2021

Too Easy

Year 9 is way too easy.
Apr 10, 2021

Great School

Great school. I see no problem with it. I love being able to play rugby on the concrete at lunchtime with no regards for others safety.
Former Student
Mar 3, 2021

Year 9-13

Generously Below Average

All in all, I can’t say I was better off in any ways for having studied at Buller high school. It was a very racist, homophobic, shut in school with strict biases towards certain “achievers” and certain curriculums, the Arts department is heavily underfunded and this is apparent, as school shows rarely happen, and the teachers are run ragged. Most of budget goes to beyond mediocre sports teams who boast on coming “22 out of 24 teams” in most instances. This school has a far way to come in terms of equality and fixing biases. Safety and discipline seems to be a joke to this school, as many violent situations including a student holding a teacher at knife point were practically overlooked. And students rarely punished for repeated offences. I would recommend other schools, but sadly it’s the only one in the Buller region. Boarding at another school is a better option, if affordable to your situation.

Regardless there were many great moments don’t get me wrong, however this was often overshadowed by the negatives.

The “rugby boy” mentality and toxic masculinity is off the charts, and these perpetrators are never punished for their discrimination, making others feel unsafe and unwanted.

This school never did much for me, despite my position as an “achiever” or favoured student, they were quick to claim my personal success as theirs and happy to dump me off in other times. Then again, I’m staying optimistic that they are making better strides.
Former Student
Oct 13, 2020

Buller High School

The school is a good school however the organization is not the best
Oct 11, 2020


The amount of pure racism, xenophobia, and homophobia among the students is frankly quite appalling and I have no idea how someone can be proud that they went to Buller High School.
Oct 7, 2020

Bad School

Mate its a very bad school alot of the teachers keep you in at lunch your not allowed to ride any sorta like scooter or skateboard but there allowed to play rugby on the concrete its just a bad school dont go there
Oct 7, 2020

Dont go here

Its pritty bad wouldnt recomend going there its sht
Sep 25, 2020


Not great, they don’t fund our arts departments properly
33 Derby Street, 7825, Westport
Andrew Basher
03 789 7299

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