Inside the Career: Engineering – student perspective (Kyle Shears and Andrew Wickens)

“With mechanical engineering, everything is very practical. A lot of what you learn can be very easily applied. Often lecturers will come up with a somewhat abstract theoretical idea and then they will bring in [an example of] where you may use that in the real world, whether that’s air-plane wings or how internal combustion … Continue reading Inside the Career: Engineering – student perspective (Kyle Shears and Andrew Wickens)

Culture Defines

Links to Achievement challenges: Community Engagement, Wellbeing Cultural Defines is an endeavour whereby we will call upon students, staff and members of our student’s whānau to help us develop strategies and resources that provide comprehensive information on the different cultural backgrounds in our increasingly culturally diverse Pupuke Kāhui Ako. The aim is to create a … Continue reading Culture Defines

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Submit a blog post - If you or your staff have a story to share with our Pupuke community of inspirational within or across school initiatives, projects,  or presentations, please email us on kahuiako@westlake.school.nz so that we can upload it to our website. We would love to hear from you. Please use this format and … Continue reading Submit a Blog

Inside the Career – Episode Four: Fiction Writing and Teaching (Jess Copping)

“My absolute favourite thing in the world was, and still is, reading - and I love to write and that was always the one career that appealed to me; to be a writer.”  Jess Copping is an acclaimed young adult fiction writer who, under her maiden name J L Pawley, has written more than ten … Continue reading Inside the Career – Episode Four: Fiction Writing and Teaching (Jess Copping)

Inside the Career – Episode Three: Medical Technology (William Lin)

“Invest in yourself and understand who you are as a person, and spend time and investigate what the different career pathways might hold for you in the future…don’t be locked into any one pathway…essentially, just believe in yourself and go for it.” This sage, encouraging advice is given by William Lin towards the end of … Continue reading Inside the Career – Episode Three: Medical Technology (William Lin)