Westlake Winners

Two students selected for New Zealand Football team

Aneka Mittendorff (Year 13) and Rene Wasi (Year 12) have both been selected for the New Zealand Under-19 Football (soccer) team that will be travelling to the Cook Islands in late August to compete at the Oceania Championship tournament. The winning team in this competition will them qualify for the FIFA 2020 Under-20 Womens…

Top recognition for Surf Lifesaving

Zoe Crawford (Year 9) has been recognised by the Northern Lifesaving Association for her outstanding contribution and achievements over the last year  by being named as the Under-14 Northern Region Sportswoman of the Year at the annual Northern Region Surf Lifesaving Awards of Excellence prize-giving held in late July.

Two students selected for New Zealand Basketball team

Emme Shearer and Jordyn Maddix (both Year 13) are two of the four players selected for the New Zealand Under-18 3×3 (3 on 3) Basketball team to compete at the FIBA U-18 3×3 Basketball Asia Cup to be held in Malaysia in late August. As well, Emme has been selected to attend the 11th

Student wins Silver medal at the Karate World Cup

Caitlin McPheat (Year 10) competed in the 3 KYU+ Division for 14 to 15-year-old girls at the GKR Karate World Cup, held in the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, England in late June. Caitlin performed very well, reaching the semi-final of the Kumite event and winning a Silver medal in the Kata event.

Student wins 2 Gold Judo Medals

Lucy Brunton (Year 10) attended the New Zealand Secondary Schools Judo Championships which were held in Tauranga in early July. Lucy competed in both the Under-48kg and Under-52kg classes and did extremely well, winning a Gold Medal for 1st Place in each Division.


Chamber Orchestra wins International Award

In the July term break, the combined Westlake Chamber Orchestra travelled to Australia to participate in competitions in Brisbane and the Gold Coast as part of the ASPIRE International Youth Music Festival. There were about 600 students involve in a wide variety of groups from Jazz Bands to Choirs. The Westlake Chamber…

3 Medals at the Gymsport Championships

Three Westlake students won medals at the Auckland Secondary Schools Gymsport Championship held in late June. Layla Waggie (Year 11) won a Silver Medal for 2nd Place in the Overall Rhythmic Division, Kaitlin Viljoen (Year 9) won a Bronze Medal for 3rd Place in the Junior Women’s Tumbling Division and Lara Telford…

Student wins two Medals at the Oceania Championships

Kaia Tupu-South (Year 12) competed at the 2019 Oceania Area and Combined Events Championships in Townsville Australia at the end of June. There were 23 countries participating in the largest Oceania Athletics Championship meeting to be held so far this year. Kaia performed really well, winning a Silver medal for 2nd Place in the…