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Strike action planned for 29 May

The Post-Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) is in negotiation with the government over a new Collective Agreement, and has given preliminary notice of strike action on Wednesday 29 May. Because this will affect a number of teaching staff at Westlake Girls High School, there will be no scheduled classes on that day and we advise…

Parent survey on Financial Capabilities

We are very keen to hear from our parent community on Financial Capabilities and how this could or should be taught at WGHS. This short survey will only take a few minutes and we would greatly appreciate hearing your thoughts and opinions. You can find the anonymous survey here.

Staff-only day reminder

A reminder that Thursday 16 May is a staff-only day at Westlake Girls High School. The school will not be open to students. We thank you for your understanding and appreciate your cooperation. 

Board of Trustee nominations

Nominations are invited for the election of five parent representatives to the Board of Trustees. A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters the week of 6 May 2019.

You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself. Both parts of…

Teacher-only Day on 16 May

Thursday 16 May is a Teacher-only Day at Westlake Girls High School, and the school will be closed for students. 

We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Westlake Schools Mid-Winter Concert

The combined Westlake schools invite you to an extraordinary mid-winter event featuring our top choirs and orchestras.

With special guest alumna Natasha Wilson, currently studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, this evening will be a celebration of Westlake’s award-winning music ensembles. Featuring a range of musical styles, this one-night-only event isn’t to be…

Reception opening hours

Opening hours for reception over the holidays are:

Monday 15 to Thursday 18 April: 9am – 3pm
Friday 19 April to Friday 26 April: Closed  

Reception will reopen as normal on Monday 29 April. 

During the holidays, a skeleton admin staff will be working, so please use the contacts page on our website to…

Late start next Thursday

The school allows teachers a small amount of time (about two days each term) to undertake Professional Development relating to improving teaching, learning and student outcomes.

The second PD session for Term 1 will take place over Period 1 on Thursday 4 April. Students will…

Changes to 3 x 3 Basketball finals today

Due to the weather conditions in Tauranga, the Tauranga City Council has moved the national broadcast of the remembrance service for the victims of the Christchurch mosques shootings indoors to the Trustpower Arena, where the NZSS 3×3 Basketball Championships are currently underway. While the service will be held in a different part of the Arena, police have advised…

Summer Tournament updates

Here’s the latest from our Summer Tournament Teams:

PREMIER TENNIS (NZSS Tennis Championships)
Semi-final 6-0 win against Palmerston North Girls High School. The team will play St Kentigern College in the final today. 


PREMIER VOLLEYBALL (NZSS Volleyball Championships Division 1)

Wednesday (am)             3-0 win against Bethlehem College
Wednesday (pm)             3-0 win against Whakatane High School