Westlake Winners

Student selected as Youth Member of Parliament

Each year to improve students understanding and interest in Government and political processes, every Member of Parliament gets to select a student as their Youth Member of Parliament (MP). The students attended events with the Member of Parliament, they worth with them to explain Government processes, how Laws are made and passed and to…

Netball team wins Silver Medal at National Championships

In late September, the Westlake High School Premier netball team was one of 16 secondary schools throughout New Zealand that qualified for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Netball Championships played in Timaru in mid-October. The Westlake team did extremely well, going through pool play unbeaten then only losing one game in post-pool play by…

ITF win for talented tennis player

Elys Ventura (Year 12) won the latest tournament in the International Tennis Federation Junior Championship which was held in Auckland in early October. Elys had made it to the semi-finals stage of four of the previous ITF tournaments this year, which in itself is a fine achievement. At the Auckland tournament, even though she was…

Mountain biker wins

Emma Clipstone (Year 9) competed in the North Island Secondary Schools Cross Country Mountain Biking Championships held at the Summerhill Mountain Bike Park in Tauranga at the beginning of October. She performed extremely well, winning Bronze in the Under-15 Girls XCO Race.

Students win Beach Volleyball title

The North Harbour Secondary Schools Beach Volleyball Championships were held at the beginning of October. Domi Menoita (Year 10) and Tamara Nu’u (Year 10) won the Gold medal at this event by winning the North Harbour Year 10 Secondary Schools Beach Volleyball title.

Basketball wins Third Place in New Zealand Championships

The Westlake Girls High School Premier Basketball team competed at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Basketball Championships held in Palmerston North in early October. They did very well, winning the Bronze Medal for 3rd in New Zealand. The team won all their pool games reasonably comfortably (against Melville High School, Rangitoto College, Hillcrest High…

Cross Country team wins silver medal

The Westlake Girls High School Junior Cross Country team won a Silver Medal for 2nd Place in the Junior 6-Person Team Event at the Auckland Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships held in late September. The team members are: Holly Marshman, Abbie Clements, Sophie Tucker, Imi Burge, Lily Clarkson and Rosie Larkin.

Rugby Sevens team wins title

The Westlake Girls Under-15 Sevens Rugby team won the North Harbour Under 15 Girls Rugby title at the One-Day Tournament held in late September. The team went through the tournament unbeaten, beating Long Bay 31 – 0 in the semi-final and Takapuna Grammar School 17 – 12 in the final.

Three rhythmic gymnasts win medals

The New Zealand Secondary Schools Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships were held in mid-September. Three students won medals at this event. Hannah Moore (Year 11) won a Gold Medal for 1st Place in the International Division and is the New Zealand Secondary Schools Champion. Alicia Scott (Year 9) won a Bronze Medal for 3rd Place in…

Bronze medal in ski champs

Sian Allan (Year 13) competed in the Giant Slalom event at the North Island Secondary Schools Ski Champs, held at the Whakapapa ski field in mid- September.  Postponements of the event in the first 2 days due poor weather meant that a longer than usual course of 23 gates was set for the 215…