Runanga Tauira

Rūnanga Tauira (Student Representatives and Student Council)

The purpose of the Rūnanga Tauira is to act as a voice and change agent for the students of Westland High School. The Rūnanga Tauira act in an advisory capacity to the senior leadership team in matters of interest, and promote and facilitate events and projects within the school and local community. Westland High School’s student council is value-led and upholds and promotes the school values of Te Tangata, Te Ao and Te Ako.

The Rūnanga Tauira goals are to:

• Listen to requests and comments from students and to action them where possible
• Help make the school a more pleasant, easier and enjoyable environment for all
• Give students feedback on actions and decisions made as a result of their comments

At Westland High School, our Rūnanga Tauira is open to students from years 7-13 and is led by the 2018 Head Students, Kaitlin Keenan and Alex Foster.

The Rūnanga consists of; the two Head Students, the two Deputy Head Students, and the eight hapu members (two elected from within each hapu group). The student representative on the Board of Trustees is also a key member of Rūnanga Tauira, reporting the ideas and feedback of the students to the Board of Trustees.

Rūnanga Tauira meetings take place each Thursday lunchtime. The students representatives all have equal voting rights and the opportunity to express their opinions, as well as represent the thoughts and voices of other students.

This year the student council are looking forward to completing a number of student-led projects.

This includes:

• Organising fundraisers for the school
• Enabling student representation on a number of local groups and committees
• Deciding on where money raised through the student body is spent within the school
• Putting together new and exciting initiatives for Westland High School based on ideas proposed by students.
• Deciding which charities to support through our eight mufti days (two per term).

The Rūnanga Tauira is a passionate group of individuals who are committed to ensuring that the student voice is not only being heard but is also acted upon. The Rūnanga Tauira contributes to making Westland High School an innovative and exciting environment for all students, and a learning, cultural and sporting experience like none-other.

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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