Inside the Career – Episode Six – Radio Broadcasting (Jayden King)

“It’s a good platform to talk about things like mental health and bullying and Te Reo Māori, which are things that I’m a strong advocate for. So, I’m glad that I’ve now got that platform where I can say bullying sucks, stop it, mental health is important, its real, don’t be afraid to talk about … Continue reading Inside the Career – Episode Six – Radio Broadcasting (Jayden King)

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

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)

Wellbeing Club – A voluntary lunchtime club for Year 3 and 4 students

I was inspired to start a Wellbeing club in our school after seeing many children over the past few years with increasing worries and stresses, and some who were just interested in learning tools to manage their own wellbeing.  Some children told me they wanted to learn ways to be calm, so that their anger … Continue reading Wellbeing Club – A voluntary lunchtime club for Year 3 and 4 students

Pupuke Kāhui Ako Student Inquiry Team

Students from around our Pupuke community gathered together at Westlake Girls’ High School on Thursday, May 9, for the first meeting of the new Pupuke Kāhui Ako Student Inquiry Team. The initiative, led by Westlake Girls ASL’s Anete Dezoete and Michelle Cleaver, promotes and prioritises our student body so that they may contribute an authentic … Continue reading Pupuke Kāhui Ako Student Inquiry Team