I have been a student at Westlake for a year and I have seen her three times in her golf cart and the first time she spoke to us was at the prize giving at the end of the year. The other time I saw her was at opening night and her speech was painful and droning. She went on for twenty minutes about public transport. We love you Mrs Gernhoefer :)
mrs gurny is an immortal bird who never showed up for anything but the opening night, iv spent a year at westlake and nver seen her, she probably got stuck in her chair. shes finally retiring.
shes a great headmistress and its going to be weird having another one take her place after being in the school for so long :(
Golf-carts and stuck in her chair stories are getting OLD. She is a fantastic Principal and has stood the test of time. Westlake has been blessed to have her. Well done Gerny!
Ms Gernhoefer was my principal 30 something years ago and I am so pleased to see her still there. She was a litlle bit frightening to start with but as far as I am concerned her main job in life was l
I think open-mindedness would help her be able to work with others and take on board new opinions to help improve the school.
Never see it, except at end of term assemblies, swine flu out break and in her golf cart thing, the curtains had to be closed for her to get out of the chair lol, mr davis should be principal!
Is a very nice lady and only does what she believes can benefit the school !! :D
Put it this way, she taught my 50 something year old aunty history when she was at high school, I think her time to shine is almost over. Although never have had a problem with her (:
YEA...never had a convation with her..not that i want to..
Not many people like her. I don't really know her but then again that's probably because she rarely communicates with the students. Maybe she should spent less time in that golf cart of hers...
Been the principal now ever since my oldest cousin (40 something) started Westlake! A few people agree she should start enoying the retired life, Friendly and nice but needs to see SPORTS and MUSIC are NOT everything today!
Mrs Gernhoeffer is amazingly passionate about education and aiming to motivate and inspire students to do their best in everything they do. Genuinely kind and lovely she is an awesome principal! Perhaps a little more interaction with students would benefit her popularity, but she is a very busy lady
ders nothing to hate about her...she seems really nice like how she talks and stuff..its not all demanding and agro like some teachers...yea...
our school sucks. why can't we be more like westlake boys?
When was the last time anyone actually saw her? Do we even have a principal or is this all some eleborate set-up?
She is actually really nice. I like her as a person but not as a principal. Also her speeches are really boring!
Mrs G is an amazing principal, despite what people have said about her. The support that she gives the teachers and the students and her vision for the school is amazing. People will not realise how good the education that they are recieving from a public school is until they leave. Thanks Mrs G.
shes scary, wastes the schools money on ugly as flags but she majkes us laugh when she falls down the hall steps and gets stuck in the chairs at assembly
I think she does a really good job and she's very organized. I think she must be busy running such a big school and I don't blame her if she doesn't get around the school to interact with the students much.
She needs to get out around the skool! I have never ever seen her walk around the skool!
politically astute, however completely out of touch with the students as individuals. How many other people would respond to a prefect's greeting in the shops with "do you go to my school?"
ive seen her only 3 times out of the 2 years ive been here once speaking in assembly once asleep in assembly and once driving round in th lil golf cart thing she seems like a nice person but if u didnt no better u wud think mr davis had her job and he should
She is never around..... Mr Davis does a good job he should be principal!
she's nice. But i just can't stand her supporting musical and sport department soooo much. Afterall, it's an academic school!And what was that only ofering 4 GCSEcourses! We don't need much hist nor geo, why there're no science courses? Geez,it's just a waste of time and money to do BOTH GCSEandNCEA
She always let us stand up and stretch at third form assemblies :P so I have nothing against her. I'd just like to see her talking to students more often; get to know us a little better.
I think she is quite a very wise person, although it would be nice to see her out and about the school, talking to her pupils more often.
Just PLEASE come and meet the students, most of us have never seen her up close!
entertaining as she drives around in the buggy, but otherwise don't see her
you'd think Mr. Davis was the principal...never see her apart from in that gold buggie thing..can't say much, don't know much aye..
I think the only times i've ever auctually seen her is when she was trotting around outside the staffroom and when she came to assembly to yammer on about Rosita Vai.
She use to frequently attend assembly, now I hardly ever see her. It would be good if she visited class more.
wud b nice if she walkd around once in a while an got 2 knw the students of westlake. not just the really high achieving 1s or the really naughty 1s but just the average kids.
nice lady. be better if she supported the whole school not just the music girls....and might be nice if she stepped out of the office every now and then and actually walked around the school
i've seen her maybe 3 times in my entire time at westlake, and im 7th form. shes nice enough but very focused on supporting musical endeavours and not so much the arts, performing arts in particular.
never see her shes never there aye sometimes see her walking around not really there tht much
she aint to bad, I rekon she is actualy funny when she says something but us students dont see her much I hear the staff sees her alot mhhh...we are just not special enough :(!
Needs to expand her horizons i think; especially when it comes to the performing arts. Nice, but a bit behind the times maybe?
for a senior i hvnt seen her that mch, wen we do she always has a story2share Makes the assembly longer so thts da gud part