Headmaster’s Welcome


We are delighted to welcome you to Westlake Boys’ High School.

Westlake Boys’ High School offers an outstanding learning environment for teenage boys on the North Shore of Auckland. We believe that by providing a range of opportunities for our students, inside and outside of the classroom, we will help them discover their passion and fulfil their potential.

We have high expectations of our students in everything that they do. We expect our young men to be well behaved and to have a positive attitude towards school. We insist upon the highest standards of dress, appearance and manners, and believe that a disciplined environment gives our students the best possible chance to be successful in all areas of school life.

Our priority for all students is academic success. We have the same high academic expectations for all those that graduate from Westlake whether they choose to attend University or go straight into the workforce. Our academic results are excellent and amongst the best in the country. We offer a dual qualification pathway, where students have the opportunity to study for Cambridge International Examinations or NCEA. Many of our students go on to study at top universities in New Zealand and across the world. In the last five years, several students have been awarded Top in New Zealand and Top in the World recognition and university scholarships. Our staff work hard to ensure that all our students leave Westlake with a set of qualifications of which they are proud.

Our staff members are exceptionally committed to providing additional opportunities for our young men outside the classroom. Nearly all of our teachers contribute to our co-curricular programme, making Westlake an exciting and supportive school of which to be part. We regularly gain national honours in sport and music in addition to many other local, regional, sporting and cultural achievements.

Our approach creates a culture of achievement. We expect our students to be successful and help them to believe that they can achieve whatever they aspire to.

We achieve outstanding results in everything that we do. The quality of what we offer can be judged by coming to visit us and seeing for yourselves.

Enjoy our website. I look forward to meeting you soon.

David Ferguson
Headmaster