Sports Shorts

WGHS on Seven Sharp

In support of a new NZ Sport initiative, “It’s My Move”, Westlake Girls was asked to be part of a segment which looks at the importance of getting young women moving and looking at ways to help them.  With the rapid growth of social volleyball in the school over the past three years, they felt that we would be a good addition to a story which focuses on removing the pressure and having fun with friends.

Sports Manager, April Ieremia, is an ambassador for the programme and is  keen to encourage, motivate and enable young women to get active in whatever way works for them.  The story appeared on TV1’s Seven Sharp on Wednesday 23 February. You can catch it On Demand.


Our cricket First XI played Diocesan this week. We are trying to get back into the Premier competition for next year and Dio was relegated last year so it was an important game. This was our first real game. Results were:

WGHS – 189 for 2 wickets after 20 overs (Brooke James 113 not out off 59 balls)
Diocesan – 31 all out after 8.2 overs (Emily Watton 6 wickets for 14 runs)

Westlake won by 158 runs.

Sports sign-up

Now is the perfect time to sign up for sports you’d like to play this year. We offer a wide range of sports at Westlake Girls and now is the time to be signing up if you want to join a team. You can find a list of our sports HERE and each page will have it’s own sign-up form.


Huge congratulations to Lena Hamblyn-Ough who won Gold in the F16-19 category at the Harlequins Secondary School Open Water Champs last week end.
The swim was 3.2km in very challenging conditions. Well done Lena!