Westlake Girls High School (WGHS) is a leading New Zealand sporting school with a proud history of sporting participation and excellence.
Year 9 and 10 students who demonstrate a high ability and commitment to their chosen sport may apply to join the CYGNET programme. This programme aims to develop and extend skills of promising athletes by offering sport specific training and topics related to athlete development.
CYGNET is an innovative, cross-curricular programme aimed at developing motivated athletes. Timetabled as a curriculum subject, CYGNET students attend three periods in a six day timetable, growing confidence both interpersonally and in their sport of choice. Additional to physical education classes, students will also cover fitness, strength conditioning, nutrition, sports science, skills training, mental skills and core health. Lessons are always positive, challenging and focus on extending the students.
Year 8 applications are invited after the Information Evening in July. Year 8 students must complete the online Year 9 CYGNET Application Form. Following a selection process, identified Year 8 students will be contacted and invited to trial for their chosen sport. The trials will be held in Term 4.
Year 9 CYGNET students must re-apply to continue in CYGNET.