Inside the Career – Episode One: Medicine (Andrew Han and Josh Chang)

“From my point of view, it’s a great mix between science, or academic based thinking, and at the same time having that human interaction; and actually the people you work with, they make your day!” (Josh Chang) Andrew Han and Josh Chang join me in our first episode of Inside the Career, a new Pupuke … Continue reading Inside the Career – Episode One: Medicine (Andrew Han and Josh Chang)

Quality feedback as important as ever during COVID-19

By Dave Smale – Across School Leader for Pupuke Kāhui Ako and Head of Scholarship and Extension Pathway English, WBHS Despite being unexpectedly thrust into distance learning and all the challenges that come with it, one thing remains the same – quality feedback is a key influence on student achievement. Whether you’re physically in the … Continue reading Quality feedback as important as ever during COVID-19

Principals’ Update – Term 2 Week 2 2020

Wellbeing   -   Key Competencies   -   Community Engagement Kia ora Pupuke Kāhui Ako whānau. Below, is our first Principal’s Update for 2020. Given the unprecedented period we find ourselves all living through, we invite you to share it with your leadership team, staff and community, to the extent that you feel is appropriate at this time. … Continue reading Principals’ Update – Term 2 Week 2 2020

The Pupuke Kāhui Ako Competencies Resource

The Pupuke Kāhui Ako Competencies Resource (Edition 1), designed for schools to implement, reference, or adapt to suit their own purposes, is now available on our website in the Resources drop down option. This resource has been developed by Pupuke Kāhui Ako educators to support fellow educators in elevating and enhancing the teaching and learning … Continue reading The Pupuke Kāhui Ako Competencies Resource

A Passion for Science – an opportunity for our learners!

Our Within School Lead and HOD Chemistry at Westlake Boys High School, Jonathon Webster and his student mentors have a passion for making a difference in our Pupuke Community of Learning. Together they are committed to extending opportunities to all our Kāhui Ako learners, by supporting teaching and learning to make science fun and interesting. … Continue reading A Passion for Science – an opportunity for our learners!

Across School Well-being PLG Network Meeting – Forrest Hill and Milford School

On Tuesday, 3rd September, Forrest Hill School hosted our very first well-being network meeting with Milford School. It was a wonderful afternoon of sharing and learning from each other’s personal inquiries and experiences so far. Nirelle (WSL MIlford) and Claire (WSL Forrest Hill) collaborated to plan an afternoon that ensured there was sufficient time for … Continue reading Across School Well-being PLG Network Meeting – Forrest Hill and Milford School

Westlake Boys Languages Council

41 Westlake Boys High School students in Languages Council visited Milford Primary, Takapuna Primary and Takapuna Normal Intermediate schools on Thursday 22nd August, to help the younger learners celebrate diverse languages and cultures represented in our community of learning. Throughout the day, the council visited 56 classrooms, teaching a range of activities such as chopsticks … Continue reading Westlake Boys Languages Council