Pastoral care

Westland High School has a Student Behaviour Management System in place to maintain a positive learning environment that supports students’ learning and preserves the well-being and mana of all involved. This is in line with the Ministry of Education’s Positive Behaviour for Learning initiative.

The behaviour matrix revolves around two key tikanga Maori principles: whanaungatanga (connection) and manaakitanga (hospitality) and has four main guiding principles that students are expected to adhere to:

  • Working together to succeed
  • Active participation
  • Being kind and respectful
  • Being ready to learn

Should inappropriate behaviour occur, staff will work with students and parents to achieve a positive outcome.

Strategies for behaviour management include:

  • Time-outs
  • Restorative korero
  • Student self-reflection
  • Student conference
  • Family/caregiver meetings
  • Peer mediation
  • Referral to school Guidance Counsellor

In the event of frequent and severe breaches of the expected student behaviour standards, students may be stood down or suspended or referred to the Resource Teacher: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) service.


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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