Spectacular Effort by Westlake Girls in 40-Hour Famine

The World Vision 40-Hour Challenge has been a longstanding fundraising campaign at Westlake Girls High School, with 2023 marking our 40-year partnership with this incredible humanitarian aid organisation. The challenge is a way for students across Aotearoa to help bring lifesaving water to struggling communities worldwide.  

 This year, the mahi shown by Westlake’s students was remarkable. As a school, we raised the most money ever, with our final total amounting to $15065.90. In doing so, we also won an impressive bunch of awards:  

– Westlake Girls High School was presented a Gold Award, placing in the top 10 best-performing schools in the nation.  

– Ms Shona McRae: Upper North Island Outstanding Challenge Organiser Award  

– Dinithi Liyanage: Upper North Island Greatest Individual Impact Award  

 The top 5 fundraising students from Westlake Girls High School deserve a special mention: 

  1. Willow Adams
  2. Kaitlyn Kong 
  3. Emily Stretton 
  4. Maia Holland 
  5. Maia George.

 A massive thank you and congratulations to everyone who participated in the WGHS 40-Hour Challenge 2023!