School Talent Show Raises Funds and Spirits!

The Westlake Talent Show in term one was a resounding success, showcasing the incredible talent and creativity of our students – and teachers! The event helped raise funds for StarJam – a not-for-profit organisation aimed at bringing dance, music and performances to young people with disabilities. A guest performance by members of StarJam was one of the highlights of the evening.  Overall, the show saw students, parents, and staff brought together for an unforgettable evening of entertainment.











From captivating musical performances to dynamic dance routines, the talent on display was extraordinary, and even included the school’s first foray into stand-up comedy with an act from one budding young comedian. Competition for the top three places was tight. Ultimately though, first place went to Zoe Gao (9HML) who wowed the audience with her accomplished performance on the Guzheng.  Mina Tesimale (13PHC), Vydella Tamihana (11HPO) and a friend from Kelston Girls College placed second with their beautiful vocal work, and the K-Pop troupe were awarded third place on the night for their energetic choreography.

Beyond the dazzling performances, the event served as a reminder of the power of community and generosity. Thanks to the overwhelming support from attendees and sponsors, we were able to make a meaningful contribution to StarJam’s mission of empowering young people with disabilities through the magic of music and performance.

Arts prefects Fiona Yang, Annah Mathew, Katie Brown, Emily Sullivan and Emily Chong were responsible for organising and running the event, doing a fantastic job of communicating with staff, organising door sales, prizes and judges for the evening. A big thank-you to all who participated, helped out, and attended.

Main image: First place winner, Zoe Gao.