Important Things to Note – 8 April 2022

Progress Reports and Parent Teacher Interviews

You will have received your daughter’s interim report via the Parent Portal last Friday. Face-to-face Parent Teacher Interviews will go ahead next term, provided Auckland is at the Orange traffic light setting. There will be two options for you to book to meet your daughter’s teachers – on Thursday 12 May or Tuesday 17 May. Parents and caregivers will receive an email at the beginning of Term 2, confirming these dates and giving instruction on booking the appointments for the evening(s).

Mid-year Assessment Week

We are going to have an opportunity for all Year 11-13 students to experience one or more examination situations in Week 8 of Term 2. The rationale for this is that students have not experienced as many opportunities for examinations in the past two years as normal, due to Covid restrictions in 2020 and 2021. This opportunity will give students greater confidence in preparation and writing examinations as we move into the second half of the year.

Year 11 students will just have a Mathematics examination to be written on Monday 20 June. They will be back in normal timetabled lessons from Tuesday 21 June.

Year 12 students will just have an English examination which will be written on Monday 20 June. They will be back in normal timetabled lessons from Tuesday 2 June.

Year 13 students will have the opportunity to write some examinations on Monday 20, Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 June. All Year 13 students will be back in normal timetabled lessons from Period 3 on 22 June.

ANZAC Service next week

On Thursday 14 April, WGHS is holding an ANZAC Commemoration Service in the Courtyard outside our Event Centre at lunchtime. The service will include poetry readings, musical tributes and a minutes’ silence observed. All students and staff are invited to be a part of this special commemoration.

2022 Cross Country event

Our Cross Country event will take place at Westlake Girls on Thursday 5 May. It’s a House event with House points allocated to all participating students. The event is compulsory for all Year 9 students, who do not need to register. All students in Years 10- 13 must register before 3pm on Tuesday 3 May, using the link below.

2022 Cross Country Event Registration Form 

Parking Request

We have received a message from Cyclespot, which is located on Wairau Road where Target used to be. The store has car parks for its customers’ use, however it is being used as a drop-off and collection point for students from the Westlake Schools.

Cyclespot has requested for parents to kindly not park in their car park. It’s proving very frustrating for staff and customers. In support of Cyclespot, we ask that you please find an alternative location for drop-off and collection of your student so that we retain our good relationships with our surrounding community.

Term 1/2 Key Dates
Thursday 14 April End of Term 1
Monday 2 May Start of Term 2
Monday 2 May Online bookings go live for Parent Teacher interviews
Thursday 12 May Face-to-face Parent Teacher interviews (session 1)
Tuesday 17 May Face-to-face Parent Teacher interviews (session 2)
Monday 6 June Queen’s Birthday (School closed)
Friday 24 June Matariki (school closed)
Wednesday 29 June – Saturday 9 July School Production Season
Tuesday 5 July Open Night
Friday 8 July End of Term 2