Judy Darragh

Thanks Judy Darragh,

Westlake Girls High School
Dear Judy,
Thank you for recognising the gift in me.  You backed my talent by placing me first in art in the third form and thus gaining the support of my school and family.  I am an art teacher today and I’m passionate about recognising, valuing and validating the next generation of NZ artists.  Judy, without your teacher influence I would never have followed my dream.  Thank you for believing in me!
Dagmar Dyck



from Dagmar Dyck

Thanks Mrs Golightly,

Westlake Girls High School

You were so cool that it made me love Literature. Now I love it for its own sake!

from Sally Hughes

Thanks Mrs Reid,

Westlake Girls High School

Mrs Reid,
you were an inspiration… I wasn’t the best student – but you made science a subject we looked forward to. I’m a journalist now – but you were one of the few teachers who made me believe I had a bright future. Thankyou, you are a star

from Tania Mackenzie-Cooke