Don’t forget Swimming Sports and Athletics Day!

Swimming Sports

Our school Swimming Sports is being held next Friday 19 February. Registrations have now closed for this event, which is being held at the National Aquatic Centre in Albany. Students should make their own way to the venue, however there is transport available from school. The School Swimming Sports programme of events will commence at 10am and conclude at 2pm. Transport from the venue will return to school at 2.15pm. All students must wear swimming togs, house T-shirts and PE shorts. Students should also bring a towel and some warm clothing. They must also bring their lunch and a water bottle, as there will be no food accessible at the venue.

Athletics Day

The School Athletics Day will be held at Onewa Domain on Friday 26 February. This is a traditional full school event at Westlake where the entire school attends and participates. The students wear their respective House colours and compete to win the event House title. There are Championship and House events.

Student Dress Code:
• Year 9, 10 & 11: House T-shirts & PE shorts
• Year 12: House T-shirts or T-shirts in house colours and black shorts/tights
• Year 13: May dress up in a costume but it must be in House colours

Students who aim to represent Westlake at the North Harbour and Auckland Championships must enter the Championship events to be considered. Entries for the Championship events are now open on the school website: https://www.westlakegirls.school.nz/athletics. Entries for the Championship events will close at 12pm on Monday 22 February. You must enter in Championship events prior to Athletics Day. All other students will take part in House events that are entered in on the day of the event, they DO NOT register online.

Students can either make their way directly to Onewa Domain or depart from school and walk to Onewa Domain. Teachers are stationed along The Avenue (in Smales Farm) & Northcote Road. The day commences at 8.45am with a roll check (at Onewa Domain) and concludes at 2.30pm with a final roll check prior to departing. Cancellation will be advised on school website and via the school app by 7.30am.

What to bring:
• Shade from the sun and something to sit on
• Sunblock, hat, water bottle, lunch and snacks

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