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

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:

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]