Our Vision

Our Vision and Values

Our vision is to “experience success together” or in Māori, “piki kotahi ki te taumata” which refers to climbing the mountains to reach the summit, with everyone experiencing success in unison (as one).

Students, akonga, are at the heart of everything we do, and Westland High School’s people, place and learning environment are all designed to foster the wellbeing and growth of students.

Our purpose is to join with our community to create the very best education for our young people.

Our staff are educational leaders that are dedicated and passionate about their roles. Furthermore, we see the community as being a necessary and valued partner in the learning process.

At Westland High School, we recognise that learning takes place both inside the walls of the classroom and further afield.

Our learning process is holistic, individualised, deeply engaging and we see learning as being an unending, life-long journey.

Our place, the high school campus itself, is an innovative learning environment and one which is designed to provide a safe space for students to develop their confidence and sense of self, gain new skills, and broaden their worldview and understanding.

Our Strategy:

  • Holds our students success at its centre
  • Reflects our values
  • Is holistic
  • Reflects Maori and Western worldview

Our Values are reflected in all we do:

  • 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.

Upcoming events

Friday 11 Dec

11th December Last day of term 4, 2020.

Friday 11 Dec

11th December Junior and middle school prizegiving takes place at the Regent theatre.

Monday 30 Nov

Westland Anniversay Day holiday. No school.

Monday 23 Nov

23rd November Senior Prizegiving takes place at the Regent Theatre.

Friday 13 Nov

13th November Senior students go on study leave for their NCEA exams.

Monday 26 Oct

Labour day holiday. No School.

Monday 12 Oct

12th October to 17th October Westland High School will be staging Big Fish a School production at the Regent t... [Read more]

Monday 12 Oct

Term 4 begins

Friday 25 Sep

Last day of term 3.

Friday 25 Sep

25th September the Westland High School Ball takes place. More information regarding venue and other details w... [Read more]
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