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Westlake wins six medals in music competition

The KBB Band and Orchestra Festival was held in early Term 3. Schools from Hamilton to Whangarei send their top groups to this competition to compete in the various categories. Westlake groups performed extremely well, coming away with six medals.

The Westlake Symphony Orchestra received a Gold Award and Best Performance of a Romantic work,…

Youth Olympic selection

Tamara Otene (Year 12) has been selected to represent New Zealand in Beach Volleyball at the 2018 Youth Olympics later this year in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tamara has already had an outstanding season representing New Zealand in Volleyball. At the Asian U19 Indoor Volleyball Championships held earlier this year, the New Zealand team that…

Westlake wins netball tournament

The prestigious annual Auckland Netball Combined Points Tournament was held in early August and the Westlake Girls High School teams performed extremely well, winning the overall Points Trophy. Each Westlake team won all of their four pool games and from there, the further through each team progressed in the knock out stage, the higher…

10 medals for talented swimmer

Mea van Rooyen (Year 9) competed in the Sasol National Winter Swimming Championships in South Africa over the July break. It was an extremely successful event for Mea, who won 8 Gold medals and 2 Silver medals. Her 8 Gold medals were for the 14-year-old Girls 200m Individual Medley, 200m Backstroke, 200m Breaststroke, 100m…

Student wins cycling medal

Georgia Wansink (Year 12) competed at the North Island Secondary Schools Cycling Championships which were held in Cambridge in early July. She did extremely well and won a Bronze medal in the Under-17 Road Race event. This is a particularly fine achievement considering Georgia has only been riding for just under a year and this…

Recent music successes

Big Sing: The Music Department has had a number of notable achievements over the last week. At the Big Sing Choir Regional (Auckland area) Competition, two Westlake Choirs, Choralation and Cantare, came away with Distinction Awards. Only 7 Choirs of the 72 entered received one of these awards. Our Senior choir Cigno Voce gained…

Hockey team wins title

The Westlake Girls High School 1st XI Hockey team has had a successful completion to the first part of its season by winning the North Harbour secondary Schools Premier title. The team beat St Marys College by 4 – 1 in the final and now move into the Super City Schools section of the…

Netball teams all placed at 1-day tournament:

Netball North Harbour held its annual one-day Netball Tournament for teams from across the wider Auckland area. Schools could enter up to two Premier teams, two Year 10 teams and two Year 9 teams. It was a very successful day for the six Westlake Girls teams entered in the various grades as every team…

29 students named in Netball Representative teams:

Westlake Girls had an amazing 29 students named in various Age Grade Representative teams across the Auckland area.

Year 9 team 1 Netball North Harbour Team Reps are: Holly Williams, Karla Stevenson, Kimberly Knight, Amiya Fotu, Mackenzie Chatfield and Sarah Moors. Year 9 Team 2 Netball North Harbour Team Reps are: Sian Moloney, Kristy Fleming,…

Student wins Taekwondo Gold medal

Grace Park (Year 10) competed at the Auckland Open Taekwondo championships in mid-May. She performed very well and came away with a Gold medal in the Under-15 Poomsae category.