2021 Head students

Kaiah Priest – Head Girl

Ko Temehani te Mauka 

Ko Fa’aroa te awa 

Ko Vaíari te iwi 

Ko Pomarie Teva te Hapū 

Ko Taputapu Atea te marae 

He uri au nō Tahiti 

Kia ora ko Kaiah tōku ingoa 

Kia ora my name is Kaiah and I would like to thank everyone for supporting me through my years at Westland high school and encouraging me to become Head girl and the student board of trustees representative. I especially would like to thank Whaea C and Matua Bussy, for always pushing me to be the best that I can be and having faith in me. 

I wish to help create a school culture where we celebrate all students’ successes, and students aren’t afraid to succeed. I also wish to create a more inclusive atmosphere around the school and incorporate more Māoritanga around the school. 

I look forward to working alongside Logan, Leila and Scott, as well as the rest of the runanga tauira to help create a more enjoyable place for everyone at Westland High School.

Logan Grainger – Head Boy

Hello, my name is Logan and I’m lucky enough to have the opportunity to be Head boy at Westland High School for 2021. I was born in Hamilton and moved to Nelson when I was two years old. I completed all my schooling in Nelson up until 2020 when I moved to Hokitika and started at Westland High School. I’d like to thank everyone that has helped me receive this role within the school and I’m hoping to achieve in a range of subjects and activities throughout the year.

I look forward to working with Kaiah, Scott and Leila along with the rest of the Runanga Tauira to create a fun environment that all students can succeed in and make long lasting memories.

Leila Nolan– Deputy Head Girl

Hi my name is Leila and I have been with Westland High School for 6 years and have lived in Kowhitirangi my whole life. I hope to achieve excellence endorsement through Level 3 this year and go to an overseas university in my mothers home, Slovenia. I am very excited to have this role to contribute more to the school.

Scott Martini – Deputy Head Boy

Hi my name is Scott Martini and this is my seventh year at Westland high school, I’ve lived in Hokitika my whole life and I attended Hokitika primary school before coming to Westland High School. I consider being deputy head boy a great privilege. As I get older I strive to challenge my self every day by learning new things and adapting to new situations. I hope this year is filled with new opportunities and experiences that I can enjoy and learn from whilst also giving back to our great school, I look forward to working with Logan, Kaiah and Leila and seeing what great thing we can do together.

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