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About Rickaye Brown

President - WOGA Jamaica

Message from WOGA – Fire Update

May 5, 2017 10:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

May 4, 2017 Message from WOGA As we celebrate our 135th Anniversary, we have been met with both happy and traumatic news. Classes at Westwood were suspended indefinitely yesterday following a fire on Tuesday night. The fire, which was confined to the kitchen and main dining room areas, destroyed the roof, furniture and heavy-duty appliances. We are relieved that none of the girls were hurt and we laud the efforts of the firefighters and plant supervisor in quickly containing the fire. Hats off to the staff, students and Principal for their prompt response. We.... >> Read More

Article Request- Jappa Times: Homecoming Edition

April 24, 2017 12:38 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Ladies, We will be publishing a special printed edition of our newsletter “Jappa Times” for Westwood’s upcoming homecoming celebrations. We are therefore inviting you to send submissions to us, including articles, announcements, photographs, poems, graphic artwork, etc. The deadline for your contribution of pieces is Wednesday May 31st 2017. Pieces must be submitted to and should cover Westwood or WOGA related ideas over the past 135 years. We are also welcoming companies to advertise in our newsletter; at a cost. If you or any you know would welcome the opportunity to advertise in.... >> Read More

Happy New Year – HATS

January 1, 2017 2:37 am Published by Leave your thoughts

As the year comes to an end, we had to take this opportunity to say thank you. We appreciated every moment we had with you and are truly grateful for your assistance and contribution for each initiative/activity we launched in 2016. We look forward to a new set of experiences, successes, challenges and memories for 2017. From the Presidents and Executive Teams of the Westwood High School Old Girls Association



August 4, 2016 12:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We are proud to announce the official launch of our memorabilia. Through an improved partnership with our brother school, Calabar High School, we have been able to get cheaper and higher quality items. The Calabar Old Boys Association has also opened their new home, the COBA Center of Excellence, to us where we will be able to offer some of our items for sale. This new development is quite exciting, therefore, we wanted to launch our products and cement this partnership in style. Both Associations will be collaborating on a full launch party.... >> Read More


Labour Day 2016 Recap

May 27, 2016 8:09 pm Published by 3 Comments

Monday, May 23, saw 13 persons travel to Westwood High School for our first Labour Day project. The venture was funded by monetary, material and spiritual donations from the members of the Association around the world as well as our friends and families. This day would not have been a success without the commitment and contributions we received from everyone. The planned activities for the day, which required at least 30 volunteers, included: Paint Bus Stop Paint Zulu Hut and Re-enforce Seats Paint Quad Classroom Exterior Treat and Paint PE Room Paint Princess.... >> Read More

All Set For Labour Day

May 22, 2016 7:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

With over USD$1,200 and 30 gallons of paint donated by our sisters and friends, the WOGA Ja chapter pushed forward to purchase additional materials and complete planning of our first Labour day project at Westwood High. It is now a day before the big event and we are proud to say we are ready to work. We have at least 30 confirmed volunteers, including our families, friends, co-workers and WOGA sisters all geared up for this momentous day.  All hands on deck as we team up with the PTA and the Environmental Club and work.... >> Read More

New WOGA Memorabilia Released

May 10, 2016 9:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Are you a proud Westwood Old Girl? We are excited to release our new H.A.T.S. Jerseys. Feel free to complete the form below to order your jersey. The cost for each jersey is $2400JMD and $25USD for persons residing in the US (shipping included). Stay tuned for details.



February 12, 2016 4:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

After the successful hosting of the New York Autumn Linkup, an iPAD Mini 2 and Otterbox case was purchased and sent to the WOGA Jamaica chapter. We decided to use this as an opportunity to raise additional funds for a student at the school with outstanding fees. From this idea came the WOGA AIR Raffle. Raffle tickets are being sold between February 1 – 28 at JMD$100 each with the hopes of raising approximately JMD$100,000. The raffle for this device will be held on February 29 during the monthly executive meeting. If you.... >> Read More