Short Stay Programme

Westland High School Short Stay International Programme

Each year in July – August Westland High School welcomes 20 students and 2 leaders from the Edogawa City Youth Wing for a  9 – 10 day exchange.   

Edogawa is a ward in Tokyo and we have had a relationship with them since 2003.  Every few years we send a group of WHS to them. It has been a very successful partnership.

The WHS programme is ably organised by Mrs AnneMarie Greig, Short Stay Co-ordinator,  and includes:

  • The students and staff are homehosted. The students usually are hosted in pairs.
  • All students are allocated a buddy who introduces them to WHS.
  • The programme consists of
    • a Pōwhiri welcome
    • time in class with WHS students  (for example: Whānau class, PE, Homeroom, Māori Culture, Textiles, Science and in class with buddies). Each year’s programme depends on classs that are available.
    • English sessions by themselves
    • visits to the town, Franz Josef Glacier, Punakaiki, Fire station
    • Mayor Bruce Smith welcomes them to Westland with a mayoral reception.
    • A welcome and a farewell party for hosts, students and buddies.

 

 

 

Upcoming events

Friday 10 Dec

10th December Last day of term 4.

Friday 10 Dec

10th December Junior and middle school prizegiving takes place at the Regent theatre. Middle School 9am. Junio... [Read more]

Thursday 2 Dec

2nd of December Teacher Only Day. No School. This is a day set by the Ministry of Education and will be coveri... [Read more]

Monday 29 Nov

Westland Anniversay Day holiday. No school.

Monday 22 Nov

22nd November Senior Prizegiving takes place at the Regent Theatre at 6pm.

Monday 25 Oct

Labour day holiday. No School.

Monday 18 Oct

18th October. Term 4 begins

Friday 1 Oct

1st October. Last day of term 3.

Friday 24 Sep

24th September the Westland High School Ball takes place. More information regarding venue and other details w... [Read more]

Monday 13 Sep

13th September to 20th September is Te wiki o te reo Maori / Maori language week. Visit https://www.tewikioter... [Read more]
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