Sustainable environmental practices

Sustainability plays an important role at Westland High School, influencing both our day-to-day operations and future decision-making. We’re committed to doing the right thing to ensure a sustainable future for our students and the community at large.

We seek to reduce our carbon footprint and teach students about sustainable practices. We want to help ensure that our students are equipped to deal with ever-changing environmental and social challenges once they leave Westland High School.

Westland High School is a proud partner organisation of the Hokitika Green Team which aims to inspire eco-smart actions and choices in the local community.

The school has a recycling programme for paper and plastic.

In partnership with Sue Tuffnell, from the Incredible Edible programme, the high school campus has a covered green garden which grows food for the community. Students can also use the space to grow vegetables, especially if they are unable to do so at home.

The Westland High School Outdoor Education programme is committed to the Leave No Trace outdoor ethics and conservation philosophy and this awareness is shared with outdoor education students.

Westland High School also acknowledges that sustainability is about more than environmental sustainability; it also includes social sustainably. Last year, Westland High School students worked with the Westland Industrial Heritage Park team to create a mural. This is part of helping today’s generation retain a sustainable connection to their history.

Westland High School is also working on an anti-bullying project which again aims to build social sustainability through fostering resilient individuals and a positive culture within the student body.

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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