Westlake Winners

Netball wins third place at Secondary School Championships

Westlake Girls was one of 14 secondary schools teams from across New Zealand qualified to attend the New Zealand Secondary School Netball tournament held in Nelson in mid-October. The Westlake team performed extremely well, winning all their pool games and quarter final. A loss in the semi-final meant they had to play Manukura (Palmerston…

Student wins Sargeson Writing Competition

Xiaole Zhan (Year 13) has just been announced as the 1st= Winner of the Secondary Schools’ Division of the inaugural Sargeson Writing Prize. The Sargeson Prize, sponsored by the University of Waikato, is named in memory of celebrated New Zealand writer Frank Sargeson. As well as a small monetary award Xiaole will also have…

Three placings at New Zealand Open Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships

The New Zealand Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships were held at The Trusts Arena, Auckland in early October. This event is open to gymnasts from clubs all across New Zealand and three Westlake students produced outstanding results at the competition. Hannah Moore (Year 12) won the title for the All Round Senior International Champion and this…

Two medals in Rhythmic Gymnastics

Hannah Moore (Year 12) won the Silver Medal and Iris Hoo (Year 11) won the Bronze Medal in the top Grade (Senior International) of the  New Zealand Secondary School Rhythmic Gymnastic Championships which were held at the Barfoot & Thompson Stadium in Auckland in mid-September. The competitors in this grade had to compete in…

Student wins top Art Award

Clarisse Esguerra (Year 13) won 1st Place in the prestigious Wallace Secondary Schools Art Awards with her painting called “Swimming in rubbish is so fun and fresh lol”. The Wallace Secondary Schools Art Award has been running for 8 years and is considered to be one of New Zealand’s prestigious Art events for students….

18 Medals at New Zealand Secondary Schools Swimming Championships

The Westlake Girls swimming team competed at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Swimming Championships in Hamilton during mid-September and performed extremely well, winning 18 medals. The team achieved an Overall Top Girls School ranking of 3rd Place. 

Four Bronze medals were won in the team relays by the 8 x 50m Open Freestyle Relay team (Zoe…

Basketball and Netball qualify for New Zealand Championships

The Westlake Girls Premier Netball and Premier Basketball teams both qualified for entry into their respective New Zealand Secondary School championships (both of which will take place in late September) from their results in the qualifying tournaments they played during the Secondary Schools qualifying tournament week in early September.

At the Upper North Island Secondary…

Hockey wins Tournament Title

The Westlake Girls 1st XI Hockey team won the Gold Medal at the Marie Fry Secondary Schools Hockey Tournament held at Lloyd Elsmore Park during the Secondary Schools Tournament week in early September. They played Villa Maria College from Christchurch in the final. At the end of regular time, the scores were tied at…

Badminton wins New Zealand title

The Westlake Girls Premier Badminton team won the New Zealand Secondary Schools Division 2 Badminton title in convincing fashion in early September. They played a total of 42 games in the tournament and won 41 of them. They beat St Margaret’s College (6-0), St Oran’s College 2 (6-0), Newlands College (6-0), Waitaki Girls’ High…