Our Vision

Our Vision

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.

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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