Deans


School is for the students and it is essential that their time at school is a happy and productive experience.
Deans assist and guide students through the challenging adolescent years, and empower them in working towards their goals.

Our aim is to encourage our students to achieve in whatever academic, cultural or sporting discipline they pursue.

In any community, standards must be established by which its members can work together safely and harmoniously. The rules of Westlake Boys High School are set by the Board of Trustees. These are designed to ensure that a culture of hard work, courtesy and respect for others is maintained. Acceptance of the school rules and discipline are a condition of enrolment.

The school believes in discipline that is firm, yet fair and just. It is administered with consistency and understanding and the welfare of the whole school community in mind.

The Deans work closely with the Guidance counselors, ensuring that personal or school related issues are dealt with professionally and in confidence.

The Deans refer students to the Careers advisors in order to make informed choices with regard to their career pathways and tertiary study.

We encourage parents to contact the Deans if they are concerned about their son’s academic progress or behaviour.

Deans and Contacts

Mrs Tracy Houzet Staff Trustee, Stanley House, Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 Dean BA, H.Dip.Ed
Mrs S Meredith Pupuke House and Smale House, Year 9 and Year 10 Dean, English (CIE – IGCSE) BA (Hons), Dip.Tchg
Mr J Hall Pupuke House, Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 Dean H.D.E
Mr B Coetzee Smale House, Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 Dean BA, PGCE
Mrs H Greenhill Year 11 Academic Dean TTC, Dip.Tchg
Mrs S Belcher Ururoto House, Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 Dean BRecEd, Dip.Tchg
Mrs H Jorgensen Hood House and Murchison House, Year 9 and Year 10 Dean BA, Dip.Tchg
Ms J El-Labany Year 9 Transition Dean BSc(Hons), PGCE
Mrs J Sherlock Year 12,13 Academic Dean BA(Hons), PGCE, MEd
Miss S Yoon Murchison House, Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 Dean BA, Dip. Tchg
Mr M Tillett Stanley Hourse and Ururotu House, Year 9 and Year 10 Dean BSc, PG Dip.
Mr R Mildenhall International Dean
Mr J Waititi Te Pouarahi Maori (Dean), HOD Matauranga Maori BEdu, Dip Tchg
Mr N Dale Hood House,Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 Dean BPhEd, Dip.Tchg