Kia ora, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Fakalofa, Mālō Ni, Kia Orana, Bula!
Westlake Girls High School (Te Kura Tuarua o ngā Taitamawāhine o Ururoto) has a Māori and a Pasifika mentoring programme. Each Māori and Pasifika student is assigned a teacher-mentor who meets with them throughout the year to assist them to reach their goals.
Our mentors are caring individuals who move alongside our young people to encourage them to reach their unique potential by motivating, guiding, and empowering them to be confident and resilient, enabling them to tap into their strengths to overcome challenges.
We host a Māori Hui Evening and Pasifika Fono Evening with students and their whānau once a Term in Terms 1, 2 and 3.
|Māori Mentors||Pasifika Mentors|
|Miss Kathleen Beckett – PE and Health||Ms Rachel Bickerstaffe – Deputy Principal|
|Me Eddie Hudson – Te Reo Māori||Ms Francis Farmer – Counsellor|
|Ms Karen Kennedy – Te Reo Māori||Ms April Ieremia – Director of Sport|
|Mrs Bethan Meikle – Technology||Ms Nikki Jenkins – PE Department|
|Ms Ria Nathu – Sports Manager||Ms Fiona Mackie – Teacher/Librarian|
|Ms Olga Pascan – English||Ms Pauline Misa – Science|
|Ms Donna Pike – Assistant Principal||Ms Donna Pike – Assistant Principal|
|Miss Tee Scott – Te Reo Māori||Mrs Miriam Robinson – Counsellor|
|Ms Ella Wilson – Social Sciences||Mrs Jane Stanley – Principal|
|Ms Toa Tanimo – PE Department|
We celebrate Māori Language week and all Pasifika Language Weeks through the year.
Pasifika Performance Evening – Term 3.
Nga Rangatira mo Apōpō Leadership Programme – this programme supports and assist our students in preparing to be leaders for tomorrow.
P.I.L.O.T programme – Pacific Island Leaders of Tomorrow, 5 students at each of Year 11, 12 and 13 are invited to attend to develop their leadership skills and connect with student leaders from other schools.
Ngā Manu Kōrero is regarded as the most significant event on the Māori education calendar for nurturing the oratory skills and providing the stage for young people to express their views and to lay down their challenges to an admiring and critical audience of peers, parents, whānau and judges.
Kapa Haka – we have a competitive Kapa Haka Group who compete in Polyfest, and other competitions and we are looking to establish a non-competitive Kapa Haka Group.
For more information on our mentoring programmes please contact:
Ms Karen Kennedy E: email@example.com
Mrs Miriam Robinson E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matua Eddie Hudson E: email@example.com