Round SquareWestfield is an elected member of Round Square, a world-wide association of over 80 schools which share a commitment, beyond academic excellence, to personal development, responsibility and international understanding through service, challenge and adventure.
'Inspiring students to become the leaders and guardians of tomorrow's world'
Girls are involved in service in both the local and wider, international community. Lower Four girls have the opportunity to participate in a variety of service projects which are forerunners to the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.
A large amount of money is regularly raised for charities, including North of England Children's Cancer Run, St.Oswald's Hospice, National Blind Children's Society, Action Medical Research and The Children's Foundation, to name but a few.
Many girls take part in overseas service projects. Girls have recently taken part in projects in South Africa, Canada, Costa Rica, Thailand and Kenya.
Through Round Square, Westfield prepares pupils for physical and mental challenges as well as academic success. The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme is very popular and the school has an impressive record of Gold and Bronze Award Winners.
Exchanges with other Round Square schools
Girls from most year groups have the opportunity to visit other Round Square schools. There are also opportunities for younger students to participate in Junior and Young Round Square conferences aimed specifically at their own age groups and usually held in the UK or Europe.
Round Square schools are built on six pillars that are encapsulated in the word IDEALS.
Democracy in Education
Westfield students regularly go on exchange and visit other Round Square schools as far afield as Botswana, British Columbia, Toronto, South Africa and Australia as well as regular European exchanges.
Westfield sponsors 2 girls at Starehe School, Kenya. The school educates around 1000 girls from severely disadvantaged backgrounds, including extreme poverty. Each Autumn term the school devotes an afternoon to fundraising activities to raise as much money as possible to fund the tuition fees of two of these girls.
The Environmental Club encourages girls to participate in recycling programmes and many of the excellent ideas thought up by the girls have been implemented as school policy. The whole school participates in projects in the school grounds at Westfield and at Hadrian School, Percy Hedley School and Gibside School.
In 2009, Westfield School gained its Green Flag status - one of the very few schools in the North of England to be accredited for its environmental work. The school has recently been awarded its second Green Flag for its continuing commitment to sustainability and the environment.
Round Square Opportunities in 2015
We are pleased to announce the forthcoming opportunities to attend Round Square Conferences during 2015.
Round Square Regional Conference at the Kurt Hahn Outward Bound Sea School, Aberdovey, Wales from 12 to 14 June 2015 for years U3/L4
International Round Square Conference at UWCSEA Singapore from 2-9 October 2015 with pre-conference tour in South East Asia.
Slice of Africa 2015 visit for L5/U5/L6 July 5-15 2015
Round Square International Service Projects December 2015 (L6/U6) – Thailand, Cambodia, Kenya, India
Please contact Mr Steve Ratcliffe for information about any of these opportunities.
In this Section
Westfield Association Christmas Fayre
18 November 2015
This year's Christmas Fayre will be held on Friday 27 November from 3:30pm - 6:30pm.
Remembrance Day with Vera Baird
11 November 2015
Vera Baird QC, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, visited Westfield to take part in its annual Remembrance Day service.
Top Newcastle chef picks Cook of the Year winner
09 November 2015
Westfield girls have been battling it out for the Cook of the Year 2015 title in a competition judged by Chris Finnigan, Head Chef at Lane7 in Newcastle.
Westfield Association Bonfire Party
28 October 2015
Tickets are now on sale for the popular Westfield Association Bonfire Party!
Lower 4 cross-curricular project
15 October 2015
Girls in Lower 4 are taking part in an exciting cross-curricular project which uses a combination of Maths, English and Art skills.
Development proposals to go on display
12 October 2015
Plans to bring improved sports facilities, including a county-standard gymnasium at Westfield School, are to go on display later this month.
Upper Four visit Cake Stories in Jesmond
05 October 2015
Girls from Upper Four East recently enjoyed a treat visit to Cake Stories, a coffee house and cakery in Jesmond.
Cook of the Year competition returns
29 September 2015
The popular Cook of the Year competition is back for 2015 and this year the theme is 'A Taste of the Med'
Coffee Morning raises funds for Macmillan
28 September 2015
We are delighted that our Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday was a great success!