Every student at Westlake Girls High School belongs to one of five houses named after significant local areas. The house colours – black, gold, red, blue and green – reflect the Olympic rings to encourage the pursuit of excellence and relate to the meaning of each of the house names. The house system offers leadership opportunities for senior students and allows all students to feel connected to a smaller community within the school. Throughout the year the houses compete in a variety of events and select a house charity to support.

Each House has a House Captain, Academic Prefect, Arts Prefect, Cultural Prefect, Environmental Prefect, International Prefect, Service Prefect, Sports Prefect, and Junior House Prefects overseeing the Junior School. In addition, our Head Prefect and Deputy Head Prefect are highly visible leaders and role models for their fellow students at assemblies and school events. They also fulfill responsibilities in the wider school community.

Prefect Roles


Kia Ora
No Iraq taku whenuatuturu.
Ahakoa, ko Te Raki Paewhenua taku Turangawaewae

My name is Hala Barakat and as Head Prefect for 2019 it is an honour to be able to lead such a prestigious school alongside Deputy Head Prefect, Isabella Brown.

Five years ago, Westlake was just that school at Smales Farm that had the stupendous turfs and the resplended uniform, but now after more than 4,000 hours within the school gates, I gladly call Westlake my second home.

It is a given that life comes with challenges and I am grateful for the challenge of leadership I have been given this year. Moving through the years, I had many role models from the senior school who would come into classes regularly and would always crack a joke on the gloomy Monday mornings or just chat to us about how we’re all finding it.

I aim to be an approachable role model for students, encouraging them to seize the endless opportunities available. Whether it’s sporting, cultural or academia, Westlake allows students to find their passions and discover confidence within themselves. Consequently, I strive to be able to create a sense of unity within the school and “revitalise” not only house spirit but also school spirit as a whole.

“He oranga ngaikauu he pikinga wai ora”
A positive heart leads to a sense of self worth



Head Prefect

Hala Barakat

Deputy Head Prefect

Isabella Brown

House CaptainJessica Lane
Academic PrefectSophie Hindley
Arts PrefectSally Stroobant
Cultural PrefectCelia Toganivalu-Kikau
Environment PrefectSophie Logan
International PrefectBohan You
Service PrefectEmma Ormsby
Sports PrefectAneka Mittendorff
Junior School PrefectRachel Webster
Junior School PrefectDeshma Weerapperruma
Junior School PrefectElla Rogers
Junior School PrefectAshley Hanrahan
Junior School PrefectFaith Han
Junior School PrefectFarida Mahmoud


House CaptainParis Jagger
Academic PrefectEllen Blount
Arts PrefectMei Zheng
Cultural PrefectAlyssa Wilson
Environment PrefectNicole Ambua
International PrefectRita Zhang
Service PrefectLily Gholam Hosseini
Sports PrefectElizabeth Howard
Junior School PrefectRenee Lawrence-Rudolp
Junior School PrefectGrace Dewhurst
Junior School PrefectKirsten Daly
Junior School PrefectEmma Begbie
Junior School PrefectFenella Sands
Junior School PrefectMini Yasmin Clements Levi


House CaptainArabella Cameron
Academic PrefectAmy Blind
Arts PrefectKezia Simpson
Cultural PrefectRachel Park
Environment PrefectLucy Larkin
International PrefectHsiao-Hsuan Chloe Chen
Service PrefectEva Sumner
Sports PrefectKiera Fisher
Junior School PrefectSofie Pedersen
Junior School PrefectNara Lee
Junior School PrefectZoe Murphy
Junior School PrefectHarriet Postles
Junior School PrefectThiyona Singh
Junior School PrefectMeg Rowlands
Junior School PrefectManishka Sharma
Junior School PrefectHannah Clark


House CaptainIrene Wu
Academic PrefectBethany Enright
Arts PrefectGabriella Kiefte
Cultural PrefectEternity Tuilaepa
Environment PrefectKeeley Watson
International PrefectEllen Wenhui Hao
Service PrefectCeline Hwangbo
Sports PrefectAmy Brotherton
Junior School PrefectCaroline Kim
Junior School PrefectTaylor Morrison
Junior School PrefectJett McCarroll
Junior School PrefectSally Chaeyeon Kim
Junior School PrefectOlivia Kayes
Junior School PrefectGloria You


House CaptainTalia Chong-Hamlin
Academic PrefectJuliette Vukets
Arts PrefectJaimey Hazelhurst
Cultural PrefectAiram Magpantay
Environment PrefectKyla Euston-Stewart
International PrefectElaine Xiangyi Wang
Service PrefectJemma Maxted
Sports PrefectElla Moratti
Junior School PrefectSophie Paulsen
Junior School PrefectKeeley Robertson
Junior School PrefectMaren Howarth
Junior School PrefectRomy Olivier
Junior School PrefectTori Holland
Junior School PrefectHolly Powell
Junior School PrefectAnna Fedorova
Junior School PrefectHunter Henson