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Student Leadership

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

Message from the Head Prefect

I am so grateful to have the privilege of being Westlake’s Head Prefect for 2020.

Along with my awesome Deputy Head Prefect, Darcy Frank, and the rest of the Prefect team, I really want to encourage students to make the most out of their time here at WGHS. As someone who feels I have truly engrossed myself in achieving and participating in as much as possible at this incredible school, I think it’s very important that other students feel inclined and confident to do the same. I want to enhance their ability to set and achieve high goals for themselves and have the best high school experience possible.

During my early Years 9 and 10, all the way until now, I feel the leadership teams have had a substantial influence on my journey through Westlake Girls. Whether it was coaxing me into participation in an event or fundraiser, or just how leaders presented themselves and were instinctively role models to my peers and I, their presence impacted the kind of Westlake student I have become.

Being approachable is a trait I have admired in past Prefects and leaders, so I will aim to be an approachable Head Prefect who doesn’t take themselves too seriously. I can envision hardships along the way, but they will only make the high points of this year so much more enjoyable.

Hurihia to aroaro ki te ra tukuna to atarangi kia taka ki muri i a koe

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you

Kaia Tupu-South
2020 Head Prefect

Head Prefects


Head Prefect

Kaia Tupu-South (pictured right)

Deputy Head Prefect

Darcy Frank (pictured left)


House CaptainLara Remo
Academic PrefectSelin Akkaya
Arts PrefectKayla du Plessis
Cultural PrefectMayyada Mahmoud
Environment PrefectGrace King
International PrefectJasmine Gong
Service PrefectAnya du Preez
Sports PrefectGreer Macintosh
Junior School PrefectJesai Hermanoche
Junior School PrefectAlianna Brahne
Junior School PrefectDa Eun Baek
Junior School PrefectJessica Moors
Junior School PrefectVeronica Yanga
Junior School PrefectAshmee Ravji
Junior School PrefectFrances Glover
Junior School PrefectMillie Palmer Dale
Junior School Prefect Reigne Eltanal


House CaptainMaddison Gerbes
Academic PrefectGrace Jung
Arts PrefectNeo Caraig
Cultural PrefectLina Yuan
Environment PrefectBianca Fourie
International PrefectXuan Rita Lian
Service PrefectChanumi Sirithunga
Sports PrefectNyla Bunyan
Junior School PrefectHolly Marshall
Junior School PrefectAmy Watson
Junior School PrefectXanthe Price
Junior School PrefectOlivia Rowe
Junior School PrefectStella Ebert
Junior School PrefectZoe Penlington
Junior School PrefectJuliette Brice
Junior School PrefectDanielle Evasco
Junior School PrefectMya Mobberley


House CaptainAnya Powell
Academic PrefectQuennie Chen
Arts PrefectAnnie Reed
Cultural PrefectKika Moala
Environment PrefectCathy Sun
International PrefectAdele Gao
Service PrefectDonia Hegazy
Sports PrefectCharlotte Lewis
Junior School PrefectVicky Deng
Junior School PrefectJoey Huang
Junior School PrefectYomna Hegazy
Junior School PrefectParis Shen
Junior School PrefectElle Bultitude
Junior School PrefectCeline Liang
Junior School PrefectAnna Tarrosa
Junior School PrefectJessica Mak
Junior School PrefectJessica Lee


House CaptainBeth Naylor
Academic PrefectEmma Tucker
Arts PrefectSophie McFarland
Cultural PrefectSally Park
Environment PrefectMia Wisniewski
International PrefectSkila Huang
Service PrefectMichele Maddren
Sports PrefectSylvia Leadley
Junior School PrefectGemma Douglas
Junior School PrefectAmy Ellison
Junior School PrefectArabella Hope
Junior School PrefectCatherine Lee
Junior School PrefectBreahn Robinson
Junior School PrefectPaige Roderick
Junior School PrefectAlannah Thomas
Junior School PrefectHannah Troughton
Junior School PrefectBlessing Tuilaepa
Junior School PrefectSarah Waller
Junior School PrefectJamie Whittaker
Junior School PrefectAmayah Wingfield


House CaptainSania Jafarian
Academic PrefectAishi Jain
Arts PrefectApril Barbosa
Cultural PrefectMaia Edmonds
Environment PrefectPrinisha Naidu
International PrefectAngelina Zhu
Service PrefectCharlotte Print
Sports PrefectCharli Foster
Junior School PrefectMila Eichelsheim
Junior School PrefectNatalie Marryatt
Junior School PrefectOlivia Stephens
Junior School PrefectSarah Strawbridge
Junior School PrefectRachel Oh
Junior School PrefectAmber Saunders
Junior School PrefectAva Pritchard
Junior School PrefectViggy Veerin Wattanawong
Junior School PrefectErica Feng

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