The Westmount Hawke’s Bay Campus is located in Hastings and serves both the Hastings and Napier communities. The school roll is 109 and employs 10 full time teachers, and a full time office manager. A major emphasis is placed on the individual student reaching his/her full potential and a very comprehensive special education unit has been set up for this purpose. Gifted and talented programmes are also being worked on and every student is carefully monitored and extended to reach their optimum potential. Additional to our desire for maximising student potential, is our desire for providing the same level of support and training to our staff to maximise teaching effectiveness through training and professional development.
The use of up-to-date video conferencing equipment for campus to-campus communication and specialist subject teaching was introduced in 2006 and has been a great success in broadening the subject range for senior students as well as in making best use of our human and material resources nationwide.
“We are a caring school where students enjoy the experience but at the same time we set high expectations. We believe in creating a culture whereby students can learn to be successful, self-directed learners.”
Opportunities also exist for teachers who are interested in taking up the challenge of teaching by video conferencing either full or part time in their area of expertise. The success of every school largely hinges on the co-operation, communication and cohesion of all its members and Hawkes Bay Campus boasts a large number of voluntary support personnel, in the form of librarians, canteen workers, bus drivers, caretakers and teacher aides.
At our School, students are encouraged to develop their full potential and acquire the discipline of ‘learning how to learn’, while upholding fundamental Christian teachings and beliefs, especially those of purity, integrity and godliness. The truth and authority of the Holy Bible and strong family values underpin the commitment of the School to provide quality in every facet of education – curriculum, teachers, facilities, management and discipline – in a safe, secure and caring environment.
Please click on the links below to review our policies; other policies are listed in the Campus Prospectus and are available on request: