We have a number of sports exchanges both winter and summer against other boys’ schools.
2015 Sports Exchanges
- Christchurch Boys High School 26-28 February, Westlake
- Tauranga Boys High School 9-10 March, Tauranga
- Hamilton Boys High School 31 March, Hamilton
- Tauranga Boys High School winter exchange 29-30 June
- New Plymouth Boys High School July 18, Westlake
Other school wide events
- House Athletics: 18th February, Onewa Domain
- House Swimming: 12 February, West wave pool
- House Cross Country: 1 April, Westlake
Overseas Tours 2015
- Hockey: United Kingdom and Europe – April
- Rugby: California – April
- Football: Sydney – July
- Distance Running: South Africa
Sports Tour Funding
Westlake participates in a number of national and international sports events every year. A number of our teams attend national championships each year or go on tours. These trips are often expensive and fundraising is an important element in ensuring our boys can make these tours.
In recent years we have had rugby teams go to South Africa, South America, France and the United States; cricket to South Africa, England, The Netherlands and Australia; football to England and Spain; Hockey to Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France and Australia, basketball to the United States and athletics to South Africa and Kenya also. These tours have certainly enhanced sport at Westlake.
Apart from some sponsorships all funding has been through parent contribution or plain hard work. Delivering phone books, stocktaking, stadium cleans, firewood etc have been major contributors to the funds required. Other major events have included dinners, golf days, sausage sizzles, house painting, trivial pursuits, event marshalling etc. Apart from the fact that fundraising is vital in monetary terms it also helps to bring the boys together and work as a team – a vital element on and off the field.
On top of overseas tours we also have to fund national events. All in all plenty of hard work goes in to fundraising but the benefits to the boys are clearly visible.
Westlake will continue to undertake tours. We are lucky we have dedicated teachers who are prepared to undertake these tours backed by hardworking and enthusiastic parent groups.
Any enquiries regarding fundraising opportunities please contact:
Mr Tony Buckingham
email: [email protected]
Phone: 09 410 8667 ext 713