1st XV Final Westlake v Rosmini – Thursday 17 August


Come and support the team in your Westlake colours.

Face painting will be available.

Kick off is 5.15pm at QBE Stadium. Gates open at 4.45pm

Tickets include the 1st XV final and the North Harbour v Otago Mitre 10 Cup game afterwards.

Tickets are available at the school Uniform Shop at half price: $10 Adults, $5 Child/Students – Cash sales only.

For online ticketing click here.

Use the promo code WESTLAKE for discounted tickets. Booking and credit card fees will apply.

 

KBB Music Festival: 14 – 19 August 2017


Since 1983, the KBB Music Festival has been showcasing the best in secondary school orchestras, concert bands and stage bands in Auckland. From the small numbers in the original Auckland Secondary Schools Band and Orchestra Festival, the KBB Music Festival has now grown to see over 135 groups taking part from more than 50 schools across the greater Auckland region.

THE 2017 FESTIVAL will be held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, from the 14th to the 19th August.

 FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

“Now in its 33rd year, the KBB Festival has attracted many of New Zealand’s finest young musicians performing in secondary school orchestras, concert bands, jazz bands and chamber orchestras from within the Auckland region. The skills required to perform in ensembles of this nature require personal dedication and time as well as a developing musical understanding and social responsibility through listening to and working with other musicians and musical directors. The Festival is recognized for the quality of the music that students perform which reflects the commitment of both the students and their teachers. Whether you attend as a performer or as a listener, you will come away invigorated and inspired by the musicianship and exhuberance of all participants.” – Trevor Thwaites

You can see when Westlake is performing in the schedule here: KBB Poster KBBMF2017Schedule

Quiz Night – Friday 11 August


Every year, the Academic Council organises a quiz night to raise money for groups of students within our school community. This year, the Academic Council is raising money to create scholarships for students who have dedicated themselves to helping others with their school work. On the night, teams of 5-10 will answer challenging trivia questions to win a wide range of prizes. With a prize pool exceeding $4600 and a top prize of an iPad mini, kindly donated by Barfoot and Thompson, this is not a night to be missed! Food and drink will be provided, but feel to bring your own snacks and drinks. Tickets are on sale both online here and at the Uniform Shop at $10 a ticket or $90 for a full table of ten.

Gala Concert – Thursday 10 August


Tickets for Gala Concert are available from Student Services at Westlake Boys or from the Music Department at Westlake Girls:

Adults $15

Concession $10

Family $45

Door sales will also be available.

Seating will not be allocated.

A ticket allows admission to both sessions.

Session A: 5.00-6.30pm (Intermediate groups)

Session B: 7.30-9.30pm (Premier groups)

“Guyland” – Monday 7 August


What: “Finding Guyland – The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men”. An evening with international teen parenting expert, author and TED Talk presenter, Michael Kimmel

When: Monday 7th August – Westlake Boys High School

Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Price: $10 per ticket available online at Eventbrite

We are very fortunate to have secured the services of international teen parenting expert, author and TED talk presenter Michael Kimmel. Dr Kimmel authored the Amazon bestselling book “Guyland – The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men”. If you enjoyed Celia Lashlie’s “He’ll Be OK” and you value the principles of the “Good Man Project” that Celia championed, you’ll enjoy the evidence-based advice on “growing good men” that Michael has to offer.

Westlake PTA is kindly hosting this event for all parents in the Westlake community. Please spread the word amongst your friends and families – parents with children at other schools are welcome to come along.

A synopsis of Guyland the book:

“The passage from adolescence to adulthood was once clear. Today, growing up has become more complex and confusing, as young men drift casually through school and beyond—hanging out, partying, playing with tech toys, watching sports. But beneath the appearance of a simple extended boyhood, a more dangerous social world has developed, far away from the traditional signposts and cultural signals that once helped boys navigate their way to manhood—a territory Michael Kimmel has identified as “Guyland.” …. Only by understanding this world and this life stage can we enable young men to chart their own paths, stay true to themselves, and emerge safely from Guyland as responsible and fully formed male adults”.

Grandparents’ Day – Friday 4 August


 

Westlake Boys High School invites all grandparents (and “adopted grandparents”) to join their grandsons for a morning at school on Friday 4th August 2017.

Make the most of the opportunity to share a morning with your grandsons as they accompany you to a school assembly, join you at a PTA-hosted morning tea and take you on a guided, behind-the-scenes tour of their school.

This is a free event, but all those attending will need to register via Eventbrite  here by Tuesday 1st August.

Register before Friday 28th July and go into the draw to win a night for two at the Spencer on Bryon Hotel in Takapuna, including breakfast!

Queries to Event Manager, Liz Peters [email protected] or phone 09 410 8667 ext 786

We look forward to welcoming you to Westlake on Friday 4th August!

Sweeney Todd Show


Tickets for the Westlake Boys and Girls Production of ‘Sweeney Todd’ are selling fast! Don’t miss out!

You will be transported back to Victorian London where embittered barber, Sweeney Todd, forms an unlikely collaboration with pie-shop owner, Mrs Lovett, in a tale of love and longing, vengeance and vindication.  Dark humour, matched with memorable music, make for a richly entertaining show.  Our talented cast and crew are extremely proud of this production as they bring it to life with sharp intensity on stage.

Tuesday, 25th July is a special Gala Opening Night, when blood-red beverages and ‘canapies’ will be served from 6.45pm and you will have the opportunity to have your photo taken in THE barber’s chair (though we promise no real blood!)  There will be a prize for the audience member with the best themed costume.

Tickets are on sale here

Father Son Breakfast – Thursday 6 July 2017


Westlake Boys’ Annual Father Son Breakfast

When: Thursday 6 July 2017

Time: 6.45am

Where: Westlake Boys’ High School Auditorium

All students and their fathers, grandfathers and/or male role models are invited to attend.

Tickets are $25.00 each and can be purchased the following ways:

  1. Online via the Tickets tab on the school website front page or here

2. From the Uniform Shop. To do this please print out the Father Son Breakfast Ticket Order Form, complete it and take to the Uniform Shop.

This event offers dads and sons an opportunity to spend some quality time together and listen to our inspirational speaker, Cam Calkoen.

Cam will entertain, inspire and motivate you to Dream Big and Achieve More!

To read more about Cam visit www.camcalkoen.com

The dealine for ticket sales will be the end of Monday 3 July (unless sold out prior).

Please remember that the Mother Son Breakfast was a sell-out, so best to get in quickly to avoid disappointment!

For event queries, please contact the Event Manager Liz Peters at [email protected]

 

Korean Night – Friday 26 May 2017


‘Westlake’s Korean Night’

Friday 26th May

Doors open 6:15pm

Show – 7.00pm – 9:30pm

WBHS Auditorium

$4.00  per ticket – includes raffle

Refreshments available during intermission

Cash sales from The Uniform Shop & limited door sales available

 

Collaboratively produced by both Westlake Boys’ and Girls’ High School, this massive student-led event gives students the opportunity to perform Korean culture with a twist of Aotearoa. An evening filled with passion and excitement, performances will array from traditional acts to K-pop singing and dancing. Last year the auditorium reached its capacity with a massive turn out of 2K. This year we have a limit of 1500 tickets, so get in quick! All profits from the night will be donated to Kids Can, student scholarships and other local charities. Come along with friends and family to celebrate our 8th annual Westlake’s Korean Night!

Thank you to our event sponsors: