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Determined to overcome!

September 20, 2017 12:32 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Ysanne Puts God First In Prepping For Exams Living in Runaway Bay, St Ann, Ysanne Williams had to make the daily sacrifice in ensuring that she got to the Westwood High School in Trelawny on time, while making sure she understood every concept that was taught. This didn’t prevent the 16-year-old from excelling in the recent Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate examinations, gaining eight ones. Her subjects included biology, chemistry, physics, French, Spanish, English literature, mathematics and English language. Williams, who wants to be a medical doctor in the future, noted that the process.... >> Read More

Miss Jamaica Festival Queen

August 2, 2017 4:53 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s festive !!! Congrats to our own Naresha Jackson … she took the crown for Miss St Ann and now she takes Ist runner up spot to the National Queen. Ora et Labore! Congrats also to National Queen, Hamptonian, Dainalyn Swaby. Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Submitted by Jennifer Lai


Westwood Fire

May 7, 2017 12:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

STEWART TOWN, Trelawny – Classes at the Westwood High School for Girls in Stewart Town were suspended indefinitely yesterday following a fire Tuesday night, which razed a section of the prominent boarding school. The flames, which were confined to the kitchen and dining areas, destroyed furniture and heavy-duty appliances. “We have lost the kitchen and the dining area; one of the dining rooms have been totally lost. Heavy-duty equipment that was in the kitchen and furniture were also lost,” Principal of Westwood High Karen Francis told reporters yesterday. According to Francis, boarders from.... >> Read More

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

Jappa Times Volume 1 – Issue 2: February 2017.

February 26, 2017 10:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Hot Off The Press! Issue 2: February 2017. View/Print Volume 1: Issue 2 Thank you for having read the first issue of our Jappa Times. With several new developments since then, we invite you to peruse this quarter’s issue and remind you to take every step to become actively involved in ‘The Westwood Old Girls Association… >> Read More

TVJ’s School Challenge Quiz 2017

January 12, 2017 1:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Westwood High School secured a spot in the round 2 of TVJ’s School Challenge Quiz 2017. Congratulations are in order for the Westwood High School quiz team for their stellar performance in last night’s School Challenge Quiz match against Manchester High School! WOGA congratulates the team and asks that you remember these ladies in your prayers as they prepare for other matches. #Oraetlabore

Class Of ’71 Returns To Beloved Westwood

October 13, 2016 11:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

WESTERN BUREAU: It was a time of reflection at Westwood High School in Stewart Town, Trelawny, last Saturday, as the school’s Class of 1971 returned to the institution to reminisce and renew old acquaintances. In addition to reminiscing on the wonderful memories they still cherish in their time at their all-female alma mater, the class, which is made up of 22 women, also made a special cheque presentation to the 134-year-old boarding institution. Former editor-in-chief ofThe Gleaner Wyvolyn Gager said it was important for the Class of ’71 to maintain a healthy relationship.... >> Read More