Expectations

Westland High School operates with four core principles; manaakitanga, whanaungatanga, rangatiratanga and kaitiakitanga. We expect our students and staff to model these at all times in all aspects of school life.

 

Westland High School Values

Manaakitanga – Uplifting and Empowering Ourselves and Others.

Whanaungatanga – Actively Building and Contributing to Positive Connections with Others.

Rangatiratanga – Developing Leadership with Confidence, Respect, Self Determination and Teamwork.

Kaitiakitanga – Promoting guardianship and preservation of the school values, learning and the environment.

 

Westland High School Expectations

Manaakitanga: Our aim is that all students and staff treat each other with RESPECT at all times and in all places.

Some examples of how we achieve this are as follows:

  •        Being polite to each other, students, staff and visitors alike
  •        Being on time for class and other meetings
  •        Being prepared for class and other occasions
  •        Responding to those who are disrespectful in an assertive, non-aggressive manner
  •        Keeping play in the play areas and out of the corridors and classrooms

Whanaungatanga: Our aim is that all students and staff are RESPONSIBLE for the promotion of our school as a positive place of learning.

Some examples of these behaviours are as follows:

  •        Being proud of the things we achieve in school and in our lives
  •        Sharing pride in the achievement of others and acknowledging this in appropriate ways
  •        Talking to people in the wider community about the positive experiences in the school
  •        Supporting others to be the best that they can be in academic, social, cultural and all aspects of their being

Rangatiratanga: Our aim is that students and staff RESPECT and SUPPORT the mana and learning of themselves and others.

Some examples of these behaviours are as follows:

  •       Supporting students to learn and teachers to teach
  •       Demonstrating tikanga by encouraging others to do the right thing
  •       Uphold the mana of yourself and others
  •       Standing up for others and for yourself to be fairly treated

Kaitiakitanga: Our aim is that all students and staff are RESPONSIBLE for the protection and promotion of the school learning environment.

Some examples of these behaviours are as follows:

  •       Looking after and respecting the classroom/school learning environment and everyone’s right to learn
  •       Living and promoting the school values within school and the wider community
  •       Caring for and protecting plants and animals
  •       Taking action within the school and in the wider community to conserve and nurture the environment
  •       Disposing of rubbish and waste in safe and appropriate ways