Inside the Career: Episode Ten – Communications (Katie Hunter)

“Just get stuck in, do anything and everything that you have time for, and do it with a smile.” Katie Hunter worked as the Communications Manager at Westlake Boys’ High School for 18 months before recently moving on to a new role with the New Zealand Automobile Association in August this year. Katie emigrated from … Continue reading Inside the Career: Episode Ten – Communications (Katie Hunter)

Inside the Teacher’s Classroom – Episode 11

  “The people who teach you the most are the children.” Heather Greenhill has enjoyed an incredible career in education spanning five decades and crossing three sectors: early learning, primary and secondary. Our conversation was recorded just a few days prior to her retirement at the end of 2020. Heather’s parents emigrated from England in … Continue reading Inside the Teacher’s Classroom – Episode 11

Student Action Team TV initiative – Forrest Hill Please find below the link to the documentary that goes alongside the film and truly demonstrates the learning journey of the student action team at Forrest Hill School under the supervision of their teacher and WSL, Aaron Joyes. FHS TV: of Learning: Utu o Nga Atua:

Inside the Career – Episode Five: 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 airplane wings or how internal combustion … Continue reading Inside the Career – Episode Five: Engineering – student perspective (Kyle Shears and Andrew Wickens)

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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

Milford Staff PD by Tamsin Hanly

As part of the Pupuke Kahui Ako's commitment to improving culturally responsive practices in our schools, Milford Primary School has undertaken a series of whole staff professional development. Critical histories of Aotearoa is a series of workshops led by Tamsin Hanly designed to educate teachers about the range of historic perspectives in New Zealand colonisation … Continue reading Milford Staff PD by Tamsin Hanly

WGHS STEAM – Year 10 Innovation Expo

We were very excited to run our first ever Innovation Expo here at WGHS with our STEAM students displaying their innovative prototype solutions to the community issue identified during their community project. The Innovation Expo was held on Friday 30 November with an open invitation for parents and whanau to attend. All groups were provided … Continue reading WGHS STEAM – Year 10 Innovation Expo

North Shore Intermediate Speech Competition

The 2018 North Shore Intermediate Speech Competition saw schools such as Northcote Intermediate, Murray’s Bay Intermediate, Northcross Intermediate, Takapuna Normal Intermediate School (TNIS) amongst others compete in this year’s competition. The categories in this year’s competition were Spoken Word Poetry, Rap, Flash Card Presentation and Speech. All of the presentations were of an excellent standard … Continue reading North Shore Intermediate Speech Competition