Senior Extra Curricular Activities
Each girl in Senior House is a member of one of the three Houses which meet regularly under the leadership of a Lower Sixth House Captain and Deputy.
There is a healthy and enthusiastic air of competition between the Houses which organise assemblies, raise money for charity and arrange performing arts festivals as well as competing in a wide range of sporting activities.
Outdoor Pursuits are thriving at Westfield, with several opportunities offered to the girls at each stage of their school career. Induction Days are held for the Year 7 girls on their first day at Westfield with an emphasis on teamwork which allows the girls to really get to know each other. There are opportunities for residential visits to various outdoor centres as well as enjoying overnight camps at school. Navigation and leaderships skills are developed as the girls move up the school with opportunities to enjoy walking and camping in the Northumberland countryside.
Upper Four spend a week in Cumbria staying at an Outdoor Centre in the Lake District. The week has a cross-curricular theme which includes English and Drama as well as personal development through outdoor and adventurous activities and teamwork. New entrants to Westfield at this age quickly settle in and make new friends. Girls may choose to do their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Girls also take part in outdoor pursuits and adventurous activities through Round Square conferences and visits.
Everyone is expected to play a full and active part in a busy programme of extra-curricular activities ranging from trampolining, running, athletics and design club to the UNESCO club, Passport for Life and Environmental groups. We aim to develop in the girls environmental awareness, not only in their thinking but also in a practical sense.
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!