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 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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