Message from the Chair

Message from Board of Trustees Chairperson – Latham Martin

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha, tēnā koutou katoa. Warm greetings to you all.
Thank you for choosing Westland High School for your ākonga.

We, as a Board, are very proud of our school with its focus on improving student achievement outcomes, which in plain language means on our children’s learning and development; whilst at the same time creating a nurturing and encouraging environment where all learners can express themselves and learn to the best of their abilities.

The Board of Trustees brings together five parent representatives, two Rūnanga Trustees, the Principal, a Student Trustee and a Staff Trustee to provide strategic direction and oversight for the school.

During 2017 consultation was held to redevelop our Charter and Strategic Plan. Held within our charter is our school’s new vision/motto “Experience Success Together / Piki kotahi ki te taumata”. We chose to use“piki” for experiencing success because it refers to climbing the mountains of “Kā Tiritiri o te Moana” – taumata refers to the top or summit. Kotahi refers to everyone experiencing success in unison (as one). The metaphor here is climbing to the summit of the Southern Alps. Also our charter identifies three new Values to take Westland High School forward. As a board we believe this holds our students success at its centre; reflects our values; is holistic and reflects Western and Māori worldview.

So, on behalf of the Board, I would like to welcome you and your ākonga to our school. I am sure they will be exposed to learning that will set them up for life.

Latham Martin
Chair of the Westland High School Board of Trustees

Upcoming events

Thursday 27 Sep

Te Hui Ahurei O nga kura o te Tai Poutini kapa haka festival is the West Coasts annual kapa haka festival. Sch... [Read more]

Wednesday 19 Sep

This years Westland High School musical, Bye Bye Birdie is set in 1958, about fictional pop sensation Conrad B... [Read more]

Monday 17 Sep

Koru games take place in Lincoln from 17th September to 20th September. Information for those students partici... [Read more]

Friday 14 Sep

  Introducing forty eight hours of working bee madness – say hello to The Great 48! A unique event ... [Read more]

Monday 10 Sep

10th – 14th September. Students make their first choice course selections for next year, interviews take... [Read more]
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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.

  • 12 May

    Hospitality – Lions Dinner Catering

    Tarm Tumahai and Hannah Kelsen, two of our Level 2 Hospitality students, volunteered to serve the meal at this...

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  • 11 May

    Students from France arrive

    Westland High School welcomes six students from France for nine weeks this term.

  • 11 May

    Bake Sale – Blue Penguin Trust

    This trimester, Mrs Cunningham’s year 7/8 class has been studying sustainability in social studies class...

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  • 08 May

    Year 13 Career Trip

    On the 10-11th of May a group of year 13’s, accompanied by the French Exchange Students, went to Christchurc...

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