With over 70 nationalities represented amongst Westlake Boys High School students, the annual Culture Week has become a highlight on the school calendar. Throughout the week students and staff have the opportunity to enjoy musical, dance, games and talent displays and sample international cuisine.
A huge variety of events representing many diverse cultures and interests took place around the school – from a live Chinese zither recital and tea ceremony, to juggling and magic show workshops; poetry slam and theatre sports improvisation comedy performances; a whole-school art installation and a very popular spicy noodle challenge in the Quad, the action-packed schedule included something for everyone to participate in or simply watch and enjoy.
Each day of the week featured different traditional cuisine on sale at lunchtime, all prepared by students and staff. Lunch offerings included Chinese, Korean, French, Middle-Eastern, Filipino, Indian and South African dishes.
The Culture Week activities were co-ordinated by Head of Music, Mr Warwick Robinson and involved many members of the wider Westlake community. Thanks to all who gave generously of their time, expertise, goods and services – your contributions were much appreciated.