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

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)

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)

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!

Science Experience Day with TNIS and WBHS

On Thursday 6th September, the Westlake Science department opened it labs, equipment and expertise to an excited bunch of 40 students and staff from Takapuna Normal Intermediate. The program, the brain-child of two of Pupuke Kāhui Ako’s Within-School Leaders, Jon Webster and Jihan El-Labany, was devised and planned over several months by an action group … Continue reading Science Experience Day with TNIS and WBHS