2018 Head students

Head Students

Kaitlin Keenan – Head Girl WHS 2018

Kia ora koutou katoa, my name is Kaitlin Keenan and I have been elected the privilege of occupying the role of head girl at Westland High School (WHS) for 2018.
This role has been something I have aspired towards since my arrival at WHS, and this year I look forward to working with my fellow head students, along with members of the Rūnanga Tauira, and staff, to ensure the best possible outcomes for students.

My intentions for this role are to provide more activities for students and raise school spirit through the continuation of events such as; the 40 Hour Famine, and bringing back Rainey’s Log, along with the introduction of many new events such as; Spirit Week, and Holi Festival. I would also like to ensure that study platforms are set up, allowing students to get tutoring from fellow students on subjects they may be needing extra help with, as well as the introduction of clubs. The continuation of anti-bullying is also an issue that is high on the agenda for this year, along with promoting any other important causes that we are presented with.

2018 has the potential to be a fantastic year for WHS, and I hope that I can contribute to ensuring that it is.


Alex Foster – Head Boy WHS 2018

Hello everyone, my name is Alex Foster and I am the Head Boy of Westland High School for 2018.

I have not always wanted to be a leader in the school, but, with my time here running short, I felt that I needed to try to give back to the school that has been such a big part of my life. When I leave Westland High I will take with me the lessons and knowledge that I have learned during my time here.

I want to leave Westland High School knowing that myself and the other students have made a positive impact on the school that we can be proud of. I also aspire to be a positive role model and a leader that younger students feel they can rely on.

My intentions are to build a sense of community and spirit within the school by helping to launch more school-based activities such as Spirit Week and Holi Festival. I also want to contribute to the anti-bullying campaign and help to create a positive learning environment where students can achieve their goals.

I look forward to working with the other head students and the rest of the Rūnanga Tauira to make sure 2018 is an amazing year for the students, staff and community.

Grace Jones – Deputy Head Girl WHS 2018

Hi everybody. My name is Grace Jones and I am Deputy Head Girl of Westland High School for 2018.

I am very lucky and grateful to be able to fill this role as I have been wanting to be a leader of the school for many years. I am only Year 12 and what I am looking to get out of this role is for school pride to be shown among students, to contribute to the anti bullying campaign, to motivate students to do the best they can, to be a role model for the school and outer community and to find inner success in everyone.

One of my life quotes is, ” If you don’t put 100% in you won’t get 100% out” and that’s what I am looking for: all the students, teachers and parents to put that 100% in so everyone can succeed to the best of their abilities.

I am very excited to work in this role as I am looking to further my skills as a leader and to work among amazing students to make myself the best I can be! I am very excited to work along Alex Foster (Head Boy ), Kaitlin Keenan ( Head Girl ) and Mytchel Kirby ( Deputy Head Boy ) as they are amazing people whom I work along well with and it’s very exciting to see what fun, exciting things we can bring to the school.