Westlake Girls High School has a significant profile on the North Shore and in Auckland, with many representatives at events in wide ranging disciplines. The Board of Trustees, through the Principal, expects full co-operation of all students and parents in maintaining a high standard of dress code in every situation.
Uniform Phased in Since 2012: We have advised students and parents that there would be a 'full' transformation into new school uniforms by 2015 - with all year levels in new uniforms. There is one proviso however - the WGHS BOT gave any existing families until the end of 2015, whose youngest daughter was in Year 10, in 2012. This offer therefore gave her four years (until end of Year 13) to wear her green uniform until she left the school.
Your uniform can be purchased online from http://wghs.uniformgroup.co.nz or from the onsite school uniform shop (view map). Please note that all online orders need to be collected from the onsite school uniform shop. All information relating to your uniform can be found on the online uniform shop.
Click on the following link to see what uniform items you need for:
Click on the following link to view the current onsite school uniform shop opening hours:
Click on the following link to view Layby information, WINZ requirements, current pricelist and online Payment Options
Click on the following link to view requirements needed to return a wrong size or faulty garment: Exchanges & Returns
Click on the following links to see what and how students can wear: Regulation Hair/Jewellery/Footwear/Make-up
Please note: The Principal reserves the right to check
skirts. If any student is wearing an extremely short well above the required
limit (and can’t make it longer because it has been cut off), she will be
expected to purchase a replacement skirt immediately.
Since 2013, all new students are assigned to one of five school houses at Westlake Girls High School.
The houses are AKORANGA, HAURAKI, ONEWA, PUPUKE and WAIRAU. These are local geographical features on the North Shore and the students and staff voted to call the houses these names. Each house also has a colour assigned to it, relating to the meaning.
AKORANGA - meaning teaching and learning - (black)
HAURAKI - meaning warm north wind - (gold)
ONEWA - meaning burnt earth - (red)
PUPUKE - meaning lake - (blue)
WAIRAU - meaning deep water - (green)
We take several opportunities throughout the year to hold house competitions in a variety of school disciplines. We feel the House System assists students to feel a great connection to the school and part of a smaller family within the larger school. For any house based sports competitions, all juniors will now own a House Tee and wear this in any active, physical competition. Eventually every WGHS student will own a House Tee.
From 2015, Year 9 wear House Tees (in their house colour) for PE, with black school shorts. There is one proviso (refer below).
*Uniform Phased in since 2012
We have advised students and parents that there would be a ‘full’ transformation into new school uniforms by 2015 - with all year levels in new uniforms. There is one proviso however - the WGHS BOT gave any existing families until the end of 2015, whose youngest daughter was in Year 10, in 2012. This offer therefore gave her four years (until end of Year 13) to wear her green uniform until she left the school.
*PE green uniform - phased out by end of 2014. However, in line with the above, it must be gone by the end of 2015. Parents whose older daughters had old uniform (including PE uniform) can have some flexibility with the PE uniform until the end of 2015 (as per the school uniform).
Please note: While Uniform Group is handling sales and web based communication etc, they simply can’t reach out to all parents who have gone to Trade Me or bought uniforms via other parents.
Second hand uniform items
Any second hand uniform items must be of a high quality please. If they are not considered acceptable, the Principal reserves the right to expect a replacement to bring them in line with school expectations.