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


Westland High School Values


Uplifting and Empowering Ourselves and Others.


Actively Building and Contributing to Positive Connections with Others.


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


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

School news

  • 23 Jul

    New Website for Westland High School

    After a lot of hard work and content preparation, we are delighted to make our new website live for Term 3 2018.

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  • 11 May

    Students from France arrive

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  • 08 May

    Year 13 Career Trip

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