Important Things to Note – 17 September 2021

Level 3 details

Once the Government has announced Auckland will move to Level 3, we will send emails to parents and students outlining what this will entail for our school, based on guidance from the Ministry of Education.

Pasifika Showcase cancelled

We are sad to announce our Pasifika Showcase planned for late September has unfortunately had to be cancelled. We want to mention the outstanding work of the Committee organising the event, led by Jonine Tiakia, Tausala Puavlao Tanimo and Alailupe Taufateau. These students put a lot of time and effort into planning the showcase, which was to be the first of its kind at Westlake Girls in our new Event Centre. Well done to Jonine, Tausala and Alailupe for your hard work and organisation – we are disappointed for you that your efforts won’t come to fruition this year.

Changes to teacher training

Just a reminder that this is an excellent read if you’d like to know about the new model of teacher training set to address New Zealand’s critical teacher shortage. .  HERE is the link to the article. You need to sign in to read it, but it’s free to do so – and well worth it.

Covid vaccines available at Northcare

Covid vaccinations for families are available 7 days a week at Northcare, 5 Home Place, Constellation Drive.  Go to or call (09) 486 1110. Family or work groups are welcome to come in bubbles.

Anticipated Term 4 Key Dates (subject to change)

Monday 18 October: Term 4 begins
Tuesday 19 – Thursday 21 October: Senior Subject Counselling
Monday 25 October: Labour Day (school closed)
Wednesday 27 October: Dance Showcase
Tuesday 2 November: Music Dinner and Awards Evening
Thursday 4 November: Sports Awards Evening
Thursday 11 November: Senior Academic Prize-Giving (evening)
Thursday 11 November: Senior Reports issued
Friday 12 November: Special Awards Ceremony (morning)
Friday 12 November: Year 13 Leavers Function
Monday 15 November: Junior School study day
Monday 15 November: Year 8 Orientation Day
Tuesday 16 – Friday 19 November: Junior Exams
Monday 22 November: NCEA Exams begin
Monday 13 December: Year 10 Stage Spectacular
Tuesday 14 December: NCEA Exams conclude
Tuesday 14 December: Junior Reports issued
Tuesday 14 December: Junior Prize-Giving
Tuesday 14 December: Last day of Term for Junior school