Kia ora, everyone,

What an incredible couple of weeks it’s been at Westlake. We’ve had a stunning array of successes in the Winter National Sports Tournament and the Big Sing Finale, as you’ll read in this issue of Te Reo o Te Roto.

I want to acknowledge the time, passion, and commitment of everyone involved and to congratulate these talented students. I’m incredibly proud of you all, and I know our wider school community feels the same.

We are now deep into exams, and it’s pleasing to feel a sense of quiet focus around the school. Thank you, parents and caregivers, for helping your young people meet exam time challenges calmly, well-rested, and prepared. Or if not calmly, exactly, at least breathing deeply and reading the questions carefully!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Jane Stanley