Headmaster’s Newsletter 24 June


 

Dear Parents and Guardians

On Monday we welcomed Mr Tom Gordon to our school as Deputy Headmaster with a powhiri attended by members of Mr Gordon’s family, the Principal and representatives from St Kentigern College.  Mr Gordon joins our Mathematics Department and he is looking forward to getting to know members of our community.

Well done to our Cross Country runners who won six of the nine medals available at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships in Rotorua. Particular congratulations to Dan Hoy and Murdoch McIntyre who won national titles in Senior Boys 6000m and 4000m respectively.

Congratulations to Mr Andrew Nicoll who was elected as Chairman of the Westlake Boys’ High School Board of Trustees at our meeting on Wednesday night.

Have a lovely weekend.

Regards
David Ferguson
Headmaster

Combined Westlake Boys and Girls High Schools Careers Evening

When: Wednesday 29 June, 6.30pm – 8pm (NEXT WEEK)

Where: Westlake Boys Auditorium

By now parents and caregivers should have received an invitation via email to this highly informative annual event at our school for Year 11, 12 & 13 students.

Drop in any time during the evening with your son/s and help them explore tertiary, training and career ideas for their future beyond school. Over 50 tertiary and training providers will be present this year including all the main NZ universities, the Defence Forces, trades organisations and many more.

Talk one-on-one to representatives and pick up prospectuses to take home. This is a great way to support your son as he researches, explores possibilities and makes steps towards planning his career pathway. See you there!

Matariki at Westlake Boys’ High School

This week Te Puna o Te Reo Maori me nga Tikanga has been celebrating Matariki – ‘Maori New Year’.  Along with the powhiri to our new Deputy Headmaster, we have had karakia at staff briefing, Nga Awheawhe/workshops on Tā Moko, Mau Rakau and Matariki Art/Waiata.  Year 12 Te Reo Maori students visited the KATTI Maori Day Out at AUT on Wednesday and to celebrate the end of Matariki week, Nga Taonga o Kahurangi o Ururoto prepared a Hangi at school.   There will be further activities taking place within the classrooms next week as well.  Thank you to everyone who has helped coordinate all the events, particularly our HOD Maori, Mr Waititi.

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Conservation and Scuba Diving Expedition to Fiji in July 2017

Thank you to those who attended the parent meeting last week for the Conservation and Scuba Diving Expedition to Fiji in July 2017. There are a couple of places left on the trip. If you are interested, then please read more on the information letter here, and contact Miss Jihan El-Labany [email protected] for further details.

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This trip is open to any Year 10, 11 and 12 students who have an interest in Scuba diving, Biology, Conservation or simply experiencing different cultures. It will be especially suited to any students studying Biology, however they are not required to study Biology to attend the trip.

Westlake Chamber Orchestra Trip to Sistema Aotearoa in Otara

Recently, the Westlake Chamber Orchestra did a small performance day-tour, the highlight of which was embarking on a musical collaboration with the students of Sistema Aotearoa in Otara, South Auckland.

Sistema Aotearoa is a social programme that originated in Venezuela with the idea of helping young people take on an instrument and be involved in something that is positive and develops discipline and focus. The programme is free for the students (funded by the Ministry of Social Development) and the students attend many times per week. There are many positive spin offs for this programme that have already been evident – too many to articulate here.

The students at Sistema are younger than the High School students of Westlake and as such they found the Westlakers an inspiration both socially and musically.

There was excellent social interaction between the students – after some initial shyness.  The players in the Westlake Chamber Orchestra benefited from the experience by being part of a very different environment socially and ethnically (100% of the Sistema students are of Maori or Pasifika heritage). Both groups performed separately to each other and then the highlight of the afternoon was an 80 player jam session on some of the Sistema repertoire.

This experience was very valuable for both parties and something all the students can feel proud of having participated in.

AS Business Studies Students visit Mystery Creek Field Days 

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Our AS Business Studies students visited Mystery Creek Field days in an upcoming parent newsletter. They particularly enjoyed meeting Deputy Prime Minister, Bill English and Minister of Primary Industries, Steven Joyce.  Students learned about the immense value of our Primary Industries to the New Zealand economy and focused their learning on Innovation and Trade. 

Academic Council Quiz Night Success

The 2016 Academic Council Quiz Night was a rousing success with a turnout of over 100 people in 15 teams, competing in 11 difficult rounds for a range of unique prizes.

During the event, the Academic Council raised $1400 which will go directly towards supporting disadvantaged students who may be unable to afford subject tutorials in the Term 3 holidays.

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The Academic Council would like to express their sincere appreciation for support from Westlake students, parents, Old Boys and teachers as well as members of the wider community, and we hope that this support will continue for future Quiz Nights in forthcoming years.

2016 Father Son Breakfast

When: Thursday 7th July 2016 (last week of term 2)

Time: 6.45 am

Where: Westlake Boys’ High School Auditorium

Tickets: $25 per person from the Uniform Shop – click here to download the ticket order form

Guest Speaker: All Blacks Manager Darren Shand

All students and their fathers, grandfathers and/or male role models are invited to attend the 2016 Father Son Breakfast.

The Westlake Boys Annual Father Son Breakfast event offers dads and sons an opportunity to spend some quality time together.

About Darren Shand

Hawke’s Bay-born Darren Shand, ‘Shandy’, took on the role of All Blacks Manager in 2004 after a four year, very successful stint with the Crusaders. For over a decade he’s played an instrumental role in the All Blacks management team, overseeing many notable All Blacks achievements, recognised in 2014 when he was appointed as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Read more about Darren here.

Tickets to the Father Son Breakfast are on sale at the Uniform Shop in Student Services until Tuesday 5th July, 1.30pm unless sold out prior. Tickets are $25 per person payable by cash/Eftpos/Visa or MasterCard. If you wish to pay by credit card, please call the Uniform Shop on 410 8667 ext. 806 between 9am and 2pm on school days. click here to download the ticket order form

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Remember that the Mother Son Breakfast earlier this year was a sell-out, so best get in quickly to avoid disappointment!

If you have any queries regarding this event please contact the Event Manager Christine O’Dowd on 410 8667 ext 786 or [email protected]

2016 Signed All Blacks Jersey – Silent Auction item for Father Son Breakfast

Leading up to the highly anticipated Westlake Boys Father Son Breakfast with All Blacks Manager Darren Shand on Thursday 7th July, we proudly offer you the chance to purchase an extraordinary All Blacks keepsake.  We have been very fortunate to secure the latest All Blacks jersey, signed by the 2016 All Blacks team in the week leading up to the Steinlager Series test win against Wales at Eden Park.  The framed jersey will make for a significant piece of All Blacks history for your home, office or sports club and will be for sale in a ‘Silent Email Auction’ leading up to the morning of the Father Son Breakfast. Westlake AllBlacks Jersey
Who has made it possible for us to offer this special auction item?

The All Blacks jersey was generously donated by our guest speaker Darren Shand and the All Blacks Team and it has been professionally framed by Factory Frames Mairangi Bay. Please support them for all your framing needs.  All funds raised from the silent auction will benefit the Westlake Boys Distance runners in their quest to become this year’s National Champions.

For information on how to participate in the silent auction of this exciting item, click here.  

Westlake Production “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 26-30 July 2016

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What: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
When: 26-30 July, 7.30pm – plus one Matinee on Saturday 30 July at 2.30pm (first week in Term 3)
Where: Westlake Boys Auditorium
Tickets: Adult $20; Student/Child $15; Family $50 – click here to order your tickets now!
In 2016 the world celebrates the 400th anniversary of the passing of arguably the greatest dramatic writer who ever lived: William Shakespeare. Westlake Boys’ and Westlake Girls’ have therefore combined once again to bring you William Shakespeare’s most popular and enduring comedy: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

This “…Dream”, however, will be quite different, as the production will incorporate both Physical Theatre and Tikanga/Te Ao Māori, to bring audiences a version of the play that is youthful, vital, energetic, playful and truly bicultural.   Unusually, the production will be played with the audience on three sides, partly simulating the experience of Shakespeare’s original Globe Theatre. Furthermore, the first row of each of the three audience tiers will be “Rumpus Zones”, allowing audience members close contact with the actors, as if they were groundlings at the Globe Theatre.

The production is brought to you by the same students and creatives who staged the thought-provoking and multi-award winning “Assassins”, by Stephen Sondheim, in 2015.

Click here to order your tickets now!

2016 Westlake Boys Grandparents’ Day

Friday 5th August 2016 – Save the Date!

After the successful inaugural Grandparents’ Day last year, Westlake Boys is hosting the 2016 Grandparents’ Day on Friday 5th August. The day will commence at 10.00am for event registration. Students will meet up with their grandparents at 10.30am for assembly in the Auditorium followed by a PTA-hosted morning tea in the PTA Conference Room in the Westlake Boys Gymnasium. After this, students will accompany their grandparents on a tour of the school campus to see some classes and facilities in action.

Please ask your sons to invite their grandparents (or the people in their lives who provide grandparent-like support) to Westlake Boys’ Grandparents’ Day and suggest that the morning of Friday 5 August is marked on their calendars now.

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We look forward to welcoming Westlake Boys’ grandparents to school in the second week of Term 3 and will be requesting names of attendees from next week onwards. Watch this space for further information.

Major Diary Dates:

27th June Westlake’s Got Talent Final
29th June WBHS/WGHS Careers Evening, WBHS Auditorium 6.30pm
1st July Westlakers Recent Leavers Reunion, 7.00pm, PTA Conference Room
4th July Whanau Hui, 6.30pm in WBHS Staffroom
4th and 5th July Tauranga Boys’ College Winter Sports Exchange – Tauranga
6th July Late Start PD (students arrive 10.55am)
6th July 2016 Westlakers London Reunion
7th July Father Son Breakfast, 6.45am, Auditorium
8th July Chinese Evening, End Term 2
5th August Grandparents’ Day
8th August Whanau Hui, 6.30pm in WBHS Staffroom
12th August Westlakers Annual Reunion, 5.30pm, Gymnasium

Old Recycling Wheelie Bins

We are happy to accept your old Recycling Wheelie Bin for use around the school.  If you live locally and are unable to drop it off to us, we may be able to arrange collection of it.  Please contact our Property Manager, Mr Feast: [email protected]

Westlake Sport  

Westlake Dominate New Zealand Secondary School Cross Country Championships

One week after claiming seven out of nine titles at the Auckland Secondary School Cross Country Championships, the Westlake Cross Country team travelled to Rotorua for the highly anticipated New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships. The field of over 950 athletes from 120 schools took part in a variety of individual and team races held at the Agrodome – it was the first time in the annual cross country event’s 43-year history to take place in this area – Ngati Whakaue Tribal lands.

Racing against the best athletes in the country, Westlake lived up to its reputation of being one of the top performing Cross Country schools in the country, winning two of the three individual national titles as well as four from six titles on offer in the team events. The junior teams took out four of the four titles available in the national tournament!

Having finished runner-up for the last three years after winning the title in the 2012 junior event, Westlake Boys 2014 Sportsman of the Year, Year 13 student Dan Hoy, took out top spot in the senior event, clocking a time of 19:22 for the 6km distance.  Dan ran at the font of the field for the entire race, before attacking on the penultimate hill of the final lap, deservedly taking gold to finish off his Secondary Schools Cross Country chapter in style.

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After his third podium placing last year, Year 10 student Murdoch McIntyre made it two wins for Westlake Boys, taking the junior boys race by four seconds from the silver medallist.  Murdoch’s winning time was 13:19 for the 4km distance.

Click here for full reports on NZSS Cross Country Championships and Regional Teams Relay 

College Sports Auckland Squash Champions

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For the third consecutive year, reigning New Zealand Secondary Schools champions, Westlake Boys Premier Squash team, captured the Auckland title at the College Sports Auckland Squash Team Championships. The team also secured the Peter V. Williams Shield.

Held at the North Shore Squash Club from 21-22 June, Westlake dominated the championships from the earlier rounds and remained unbeaten in all their matches leading up to the finals against traditional rivals Auckland Grammar School.

In the finals, Akil Afghan gave Westlake the first point with a comfortable 3-0 win. He was followed on court by team captainRafa Yam who also won his match with ease with the same 3-0 score line. Up 2-0, Westlake needed one more win to clinch the title. Matthew Lucente got the job done with a 3-1 win over his opponent and consequently handed Westlake its third consecutive Auckland title.

With the title safely in the hands of the Westlake team, David Matthews showed total control in his match to win in straight games and put Westlake 4-0 up. With no letting up, Gabe Yam sealed the championships with another straightforward win to give Westlake a 5-0 score in the finals. Tom Taylor, the newest addition to the Premier team contributed solidly with strong wins in the quarter and semi-finals games against Glendowie College and Liston College.

Westlake Boys would like to congratulate the team on their outstanding achievements and especially thank coach Mr Manu Yam and teacher in charge Mr Mike Calver for their dedication and commitment to the Westlake Boys Squash Programme.

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  • Quarter-finals vs Glendowie College, 5-0
  • Semi-finals vs Liston College, 5-0
  • Finals vs Auckland Grammar School, 5-0

Premier Team: Rafa Yam (Captain), Gabe Yam, Matthew Lucente, David Matthews, Akil Afghan and Tom Taylor
Manager/Coach – Manu Yam

Auckland Secondary Schools Trampoline Championships

Congratulations to our team of Alex Jarrold, Nathan Monkton and Jeremy Agnew (pictured) who were named Auckland Champions in the Mens’ Elite event at the Auckland Secondary Schools Trampoline Championships at Bruce Pulman Park in Papakura this week.

Alex Jarrold finished 2nd overall in the competition.

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Football Results 18 June

Westlake took three vital points in a 3-2 win against Macleans College to ease away from the Premier League relegation zone and probably book their place in the top tier at the national secondary football tournament.

The home team settled quickly into their possession based style and carved out an early chance when Matt Conroy beat his man on the left and crossed to Farnsworth who mishit his shot from 12 yards to let the visitors off the hook. Westlake’s keeper Bradley Williams then had to tip a well struck Macleans free kick over his bar before Conroy again threatened to break through only to be stopped by a desperate sliding tackle.

The first goal arrived on the half hour mark and again Conroy was at the heart of the action as he received the ball on the left, beat two defenders and saw his cross turned into the Macleans goal by one of their defenders.

Westlake were rampant now and Daniel Lough fed Conroy who crossed for View Rungpao whose powerful shot was blocked by the keeper who reacted sharply to save Drew Farnsworth’s follow up.  With a minute until half time Westlake doubled their lead when Rungpao bent in a wicked free kick from the right and Lough headed home after the Macleans keeper had fumbled the ball.

Click here for a full match report and other Football results

Westlake Boys 1st XI vs Northcote College 1st XI – Knock-Out Cup, second round 22nd June 2016

Westlake first XI advanced into the next round of the Knock-Out Cup scoring three goals in each half to beat Northcote College 6-0.

In wet conditions Westlake were on the front foot early and, after several close misses, Matt Conroy opened the scoring with a well taken goal. The home team doubled their lead soon after when Diprose lobbed the ball into the box and Drew Farnsworth’s header deceived the keeper who fumbled the ball into his own net. Daniel Lough had time to hit the bar from distance before Westlake scored their third as Farnsworth tapped home from 5 yards from an unchallenged corner kick.

Northcote looked more organized in the second half and Westlake could not extend their lead until substitute Greg Nimmo capitalized on a mishit goal kick to lob the keeper for 4-0. Farnsworth had the last say with two quick goals, courtesy of through balls from Lough and Rungpao, to take the score to 6-0. Westlake’s next match is premier league fixture, away at MAGS this Saturday, 12 noon kick off.

Team: Tyrone Stretton, Clarke Foulds, Trent Baker, Harrison Piper, Reuben Fitzgerald, Daniel Lough, View Rungpao, Callum Diprose, Matt Conroy, Drew Farnsworth and Jack Pirie. Subs: Bradley Williams, Greg Nimmo, Keanen Bhagaloo.  Scorers: Farnsworth (4), Nimmo, Conroy.

Rugby Results 18 June

The first game in the second round of the 1st XV Harbour Competition proved to be similar to the first round result. Westlake showed dominance from the start and despite creating space on the outside, points were difficult to come by. The finishing touches were lacking with last passes not given or not clean enough to keep the momentum going forward.  Eventually Baylee Katipa latched onto the ball in space and made his way over. Spencer McDowall scored a try and Cooper Green kicked both conversions and a penalty for a half time lead of 17-0. Rangitoto were keen and aggressive on defence and also had their chances to score but resolute defence kept them out. 13428593_1778448685725093_1250769902278511546_n
Westlake dominated the second half with six tries despite squandering a number of chances. Rangitoto managed to capitalise on a Westlake error leading to a late try in the game. Blake Houghton affected a number of steals in the lineout and also made some telling runs. Jack Heighton always looked dangerous at first–five and ran to the line with confidence creating momentum going forward and space for his outside backs.

Scoreboard: Westlake 49 vs Rangitoto 7

Click here for more Calden Jamieson Photography images of the 1st XV match against Rangitoto College as well as all Rugby Results.

Premier Basketball

Westlake Boys Premier vs Kelston Boys High School

Last Friday night our Premier team played its first game of the second round of the Auckland Premier Basketball competition against Kelston Boys High School. The first game between the teams had been a hard fought contest which Westlake had pulled away in the second half. So we knew we were in for another tough match up.

Westlake started the game strong and were able to push the ball and find the bottom of the hoop on the offensive end – guards Isaac Letoa, Reuben Fitzgerald and Marc Malingin leading the way to a 22-13 lead at the first break. In the second quarter Kelston hit back behind some great rebounding on both ends of the floor from their big men, Linus Jakzst and Kale Lawson. Westlake lacked the same defensive intensity and offensive finishing they displayed in the first quarter which allowed Kelston to chip away at the lead, cutting it to 5 points at halftime.  Continue reading here…

Premier League Results 22 June

Westlake Boys Premier League (14) vs St Paul’s College (18)

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Westlake Premier League travelled to last year’s CRL champions St Paul’s for a critically important game. The match started with heavy contact from both sides in boggy conditions, making handling extremely difficult. The loss of inspirational Westlake hooker Anthony Po-Ching early on in the match was a massive blow for the away team. St Paul’s crossed first to take the lead 6-0 but Westlake responded brilliantly with a superb cross field kick try to a diving Hemi McCarthy. Keepa Wiki converted from the side-line to lock the scores at 6 all. Westlake then took the lead 12-6 right on half time after a bomb scramble with Zae Wallace touching down and another Keepa Wiki conversion from out wide.

The second half saw St Paul’s come out strongly, dominating field possession and position which eventually led them to cross the line to level the score. A converted penalty in the last ten minutes by Keepa Wiki swung the lead to Westlake again at 14-12. Unfortunately errors crept into the Westlake game, and a reduced bench with injured players saw the boys battling to hang onto their lead. After sustained pressure St Paul’s scored a try to take the score to 18-14, a lead which they held to the end.

It was another close loss for the boys against one of New Zealand’s true champion Rugby League Schools. The team will now have to win their final two matches, starting next week against Aorere College to finish in the top four.

Hockey Results 22 June

Westlake Boys 1st XI vs St Kentigern College

Westlake battled Auckland traffic on their way to Lloyd Elsmore Park to play a very good St Kents team.  The visitors started well and starved St Kents of ball possession but despite the constant pressure, the team could not capitalise in the first period.

When the home team changed their tactics at half time, the game opened up and with that, gaps appeared in the St Kents defence. This allowed Oscar England and Campbell Dye to score a goal each. Westlake finished the match with a 2-0 win to remain undefeated in the Auckland Supercity Competition.

Other Hockey results

Junior Squash

Westlake’s Junior Squash team played four games against Orewa College 2 on Monday, with all players winning their matches.

  • Douglas Begg 63 – 24
  • Cory Peters 64 – 17
  • Alex Jarrold 48 – 34
  • Callum Hall 38 – 36

Junior Water polo

Last week’s Junior Water Polo games showed a determined and improved Junior C team win their game 7-6 against Albany Junior High. Well done team as it was a spirited and great game to watch.

The Junior A team secured a spot in the semi-finals defeating Carmel College 13-2 and now look set to reach the finals for the term if they can continue to play well this week in another game against Carmel College. The Junior B team had a bye but are also in the semi-final round for the B grade and play Long Bay College this Friday.

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Auckland Karate Championships

Congratulations to Year 12 student, Winston Yao who competed in the Auckland Karate Championships recently winning Gold in the Individual 16-17 year old performance division.  Winston also represented Westlake Boys’ High School in the 14-15 individual performance and fighting events where he won gold and silver respectively.

Following the tournament, Winston was selected for the New Zealand team to compete at the Oceania Championships in New Caledonia.

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Auckland Taekwondo Championships

Congratulations to Year 13 student, Byung Chan Kim who recently competed in the Auckland Open Taekwondo Championships winning won two Gold Medals:

  • Kyorugi – Male Black Belt, Age 15-17 (Under 63kg)
  • Poomsae – Under 30 Black Belt

Good Luck to:

  • Our 1st XV who play Birkenhead College 1st XV at 12.00pm on 25 June at WBHS 1 and Orewa College 1st XV at 2.30pm on 29 June at Orewa College 1
  • Our 2nd XV who play Long Bay College 1st XV at 12.00pm on 25 June at Long Bay College 1
  • Our 3rd XV who play Mahurangi College 2nd XV at 10.40am on 25 June at Warkworth 3
  • Our Premier Basketball team who play Onehunga High School at 7.30pm on 24 June at WBHS 1 and Rangitoto College at 7.30pm on 27 June at WBHS 1
  • Our 1st XI Football team who play Mt Albert Grammar School 1st XI at 12.00pm on 25 June at MAGS1
  • Our 2nd XI Football team who play Mt Albert Grammar School 2nd XI at 10.00am on 25 June at MAGS1
  • Our 1st XI Hockey team who play Auckland Grammar School 1st XI at 7.00pm on 29 June at AGS
  • Our 2nd XI Hockey team who play Auckland Grammar School 2nd XI at 5.45pm on 29 June at AGS
  • Our Premier Rugby League team who play Aorere College at 4.00pm on 29 June at Aorere 1
  • Our Premier Squash team (1) who play Liston College at 4.15pm on 24 June at Henderson Sq 3-4
  • Our Premier Squash team (2) who play Glendowie College at 4.15pm on 24 June at Remuera Rackets 1
  • Our students competing in the Hillary Challenge Adventure Race
  • Our students competing in the Westlake’s Got Talent finals on Monday 27 June at WBHS

Westlakers News 

Frittelli Cup Tonight – Westlakers Vs WBHS 1st XI Hockey

TONIGHT, North Harbour Hockey Turf, kick off 7.00pm 

It’s time for old boy hockey players to put their strip back on and take the field to play against the Westlake 1st XI. Up for grabs is the Frittelli Cup, currently held by the Westlakers team – Westlake 1st XI has won it once before.   All Westlakers are very welcome to come and watch and catch-up with former WBHS hockey mates. Kick-off at 7.00pm at North Harbour Hockey turf. Click here for more event details

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New Zealand Youth Choir Tour

Westlakers Jeffrey Chang, Oliver Fetherston, Benjamin Tan and his brother Benedict are all members of the current New Zealand Youth Choir, who depart on a major European tour at the end of June.  Their music director is David Squire, who also directs Voicemale.  The choir will perform a farewell concert before the tour at 7pm on Sunday 26th June at Auckland Girls Grammar School. You can purchase tickets from Eventfinda at the following link.

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Upcoming Westlakers Events

Westlakers are holding reunions in Auckland and London over the next few months and we need your assistance to help us spread the word. If you know of any former students, staff or families of Westlake Boys who are currently living in or around London, please forward this email to them and ask them to register for the London Reunion. For more information on all Westlakers Reunions, please read on. We appreciate your help.

Westlakers Committee

The dedicated Westlakers Committee is: Richard Stevens, Lester de Vere, Andrew Howson, Brady Arblaster, Anson Davies, Dale Gooding, Jeff Knight, Sam Viskovich, Gavin Roberts and Jimmy O’Brien. If you’d like to be part of the team and help us spread the good news to Westlakers around the globe, please come along to the AGM on 13 July, details below.      

2016 Westlakers Recent Leavers Reunion

Friday 1 July 2016, 7.00pm-9.00pm Westlake Boys Gymnasium

Westlakers, if you’ve left school within the past 6 years or so, it would be great to see you back at Westlake to catch up with your mates and teachers at the 2016 Westlakers Recent Leavers Reunion, held upstairs in the PTA Conference Room in the new Gymnasium. Westlakers Recent Leavers 2016 - new
Your first drink is on us and we’ll have some tasty sausages sizzling on the BBQ. Wear your Westlake colours in support for the Premier Basketball Team, who are playing MAGS at home on the evening. Click here to register NOW!

2016 Westlakers London Reunion

Wednesday 6 July, 6.30pm-9.30pm – The Pepys Riverside Bar, Stew Lane, London EC4V3PT

UK Westlakers, save the date!

Westlakers are gathering again in London – this year’s London Reunion has moved back to one of our old favourites, The Pepys Riverside Bar and Dining (formerly The Samuel Pepys) on Wednesday 6th July for another opportunity to catch up with your schoolmates for a few beers.

The evening will be hosted by Westlake Boys Headmaster, David Ferguson. Tickets just £15 available online. Tell your mates to lock in the date and click here to register and purchase your ticket on Eventbrite NOW!

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2016 Westlakers Annual Reunion – New Venue!

Friday 12 August, 5.30pm-9.00pm – Westlake Boys Gymnasium

Join us after work in the recently opened $5 million Westlake Boys High School Gymnasium.

  • Catchup with your mates and former teachers
  • School tours (5.30pm-6.00pm), including the new fitness centre, artificial turf, honours boards and our world class Auditorium
  • Storytelling of “tall tales and true”
2016 Westlakers Annual Reunion
Entry is just $20 per person and includes finger food and your first beer or glass of wine. Click here to register NOW!

If you have information and/or photos which you feel may be included in a future newsletter, please contact the Headmaster’s EA, Mrs Sandra White:  [email protected]