Painting of Main building by renowned artist Heather Sutherland Wade, 2000.
We the alumnae of Westwood High School for girls proudly call ourselves ‘The Westwood Old Girls Association’, an attestation of the feeling that we are an integral part of the school. It can easily be argued that to a great extent, Westwood’s strength lies in the fact that its Old Girls have returned as Principals or members of staff, or have otherwise remained close to the school. Helping our alma mater Westwood and its students to succeed – that’s WOGA’s reason for being.
The Westwood Old Girls’ Association was founded in the 1920’s due to the efforts of Mary Carnegie Kelly and her contemporaries. Since then, the Association has had many dynamic officers and dedicated members. Take a bow! WOGA has the stellar reputation of being one of the few alumni organizations in Jamaica that has continued to meet regularly since inception.
WOGA meetings are held quarterly. Here, we plan fundraising ventures, host guest presentations on topical issues, product demonstrations, light entertainment, social evenings, etc. The Association’s other activities range from luncheons, socials to benefit performances and plays. Funds raised have gone towards building and renovation projects, acquiring equipment and furnishings, providing support for welfare programmes, and giving direct assistance to needy students.
Current ongoing efforts include special fundraising to assist past students in need and sale of memorabilia (school pins, hats, licence plate holders, etc.).
Members of WOGA make periodic visits to Westwood to interact with the current student body. We have pledged our continued support to Westwood in every sphere. Members have participated in special functions; sponsored prizes and attended valedictory, prize-giving and graduation exercises.
Aims & Objectives
- To keep the Old Girls of Westwood in touch with each other.
- To maintain the interest of Old Girls in their alma mater.
- To raise funds to be used for the benefit of Westwood High School and such purposes as the Association may consider appropriate.
- To promote the welfare of the school.
- To support any charitable or benevolent cause that the Association may approve.
Chapters have been formed overseas which serve as hubs for our alumni to socialize and mobilize resources to assist Westwood. The groups in Atlanta, New York and South Florida have been most active in recent times. We seek to establish chapters in Toronto and London. Please see individual chapter pages for information on how to become a member.
Please see below for our registration form to our mailing list.
This is for all Westwood High School past students, regardless of where in the world you live or your affiliated WOGA chapter. If you attended Westwood please register your details here.