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]


Grandparents’ Day – Friday 4 August

Westlake Boys is hosting the 2017 Grandparents’ Day on Friday 4 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. 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 mark the morning of Friday 4 August in their calendars now.

We look forward to welcoming many grandparents to school in the second week of Term 3. This is a free event, but all those attending will need to make a booking via Eventbrite when the event becomes live on Friday 30 June. A reminder and more information will follow then.


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:

Mother Son Breakfast – Thursday 11 May 2017


Purchase your tickets NOW for our annual Mother Son Breakfast which will be held next Thursday 11th May.

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 Mother Son Breakfast Ticket Order Form, complete it and take to the Uniform Shop.

This annual event offers mums and sons an opportunity to spend some quality time together while enjoying a yummy breakfast provided by the Rowing Society and a presentation from Westlaker Bruce Pilbrow, former CEO of The Parenting Place and currently General Manager of Marketing & Engagement for World Vision NZ.

All students and their mothers, grandmothers and/or female role models are invited to attend.

We understand it can be difficult to get teenagers out of bed, but boys can usually be enticed by good food so check out the great options that will be on offer here 2017 Breakfast Menu.

About Bruce Pilbrow

If that isn’t enough to entice you then you won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear our guest speaker Bruce Pilbrow.

Bruce will talk about the importance of mother and son relationships and understanding how each other ticks.  He will have advice on releasing young leaders and life changers into the world who have four key attributes – a self to live with, a work to live for, a belief to live by and a cause worth your life!

Bruce and his wife of 27 years, Amanda, have three grown-up children, so he speaks from experience and he is passionate about the importance of getting the family unit right.

Bruce, who attended Westlake as a student from 1981 to 1986, has many years of experience in roles related to children and young adults.  He is General Manager of Marketing and Engagement at World Vision New Zealand, which partners with children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.  He is also Chairman of the Board of Zeal, who use the arts as a positive influence on troubled youth, and a director of the National Child Cancer Network.  In 2011 he was appointed a White Ribbon Ambassador, making a stand against violence in families.  Previous roles include CEO of The Parenting Place and of CanTeen, who support young people with cancer.

Please order your tickets this week. We look forward to seeing you there.

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


Culture Week: 10-13 April 2017

This week focuses on celebrating the broad range of cultures of our school community.  Students have the opportunity to share their own culture through food and performances.  There are many activities and displays in assemblies and at lunchtimes, including calligraphy, traditional tea ceremonies, fan dances, Tae Kwon Do and international food stalls.  Parents are welcome to come along at lunchtimes and watch performances. Make sure your sons find out about what is happening throughout the week.

The Westlake Proms Concert is held during Culture Week on Wednesday 12th April at 7.00pm in the Auditorium. This annual concert is a treat for all music-lovers.  The Westlake Symphony Orchestra and Choralation Choir perform a range of classical repertoire and a traditional program of British ‘favourites’.


Equinox Concert – Wednesday 22 March 2017


The first appointment on the Westlake music calendar is the Equinox Concert at 7pm on Wednesday 22 March.

This is a very informal, FREE event, at which the WBHS music ensembles will play a selection from their 2017 repertoire.

It is always impressive to hear how much progress they have made in the short few weeks that they have been rehearsing in Term One.

All members of the Westlake community are welcome.