East students off to Silicon Valley!

On Saturday 27 September, a group of around 40 East students and four staff will depart for Silicon Valley! The trip has been designed to give Digital Technologies students from East a first hand experience of what it would be like to work in the IT industry and includes visits to Google, Facebook and Microsoft. The trip has been two years in the making, and has received quite a lot of press - some of which can be accessed via the links below:

Great Start to the Season

The Senior A Netball team are through to the televised final of the Sky Sports college knock-out tournament, where they'll face national school champions, Auckland Girls' Grammar.  Captain Mila Reuelu- Buchanan has also been named in the NZ Secondary Schools team, with Tenika Leota named in the Aotearo Maori schools team.


Softball - National Champs!

The WEGC won the national final with an amazing score of 15-3 and five players and the coach were named in the tournament team, with Mereana being named tournament MVP. Congratulations girls! We are so proud of you!   See more photos here and read about them in the Dominion Post.

The team played six games in the round robin (Aranui High School, Hamilton Girls' High School, Maniototo Area School, Kaiapoi High School, Hilmorton High School, Dunstan High School) and were undefeated, having their closest game in a 4-2 win against Aranui.


You can now download the free WEGC app for your Apple iOS or Android phone or tablet.  It includes school notices, links to the website, facebook, moodle and KAMAR portal, school calendar, newletters and 'contact us' details.  It will be one way we get out emergency alerts as well.  See more information at the app store. 

International Women's Day

Head Prefect, Jessica Dellabarca, and BOT Prefect, Zarrin Sinclair, went to event at Parliament for International Women’s Day.  A highlight was the insightful and witty speech by Dame Anne Salmond.

The breakfast was organised by UN Women National Committee to celebrate the day and fundraise for projects to promote gender equity across the globe. There was a breakfast for student leaders around the area with inspirational guest speakers from a range of organisations that support women in NZ and the wider world.  To contribute to the cause go to www.unwoman.org