In 2008, the school launched a new house system, allocating every student in the school to a house.
The six houses are Hood (named after John Hood, Old Boy and former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University), Murchison (named after Peter Murchison, recently retired and long-serving Deputy Headmaster), Smale (named after Bill Smale, local entrepreneur and Old Boy), Stanley (named after Mike Stanley, Old Boy and former world rowing champion), Ururoto (meaning Westlake in Maori) and Pupuke (the lake which lies to our east).
The houses compete in a wide variety of events including athletics, swimming, cross country, singing, charity collections, academic performance and kapa haka.
The house system generates pride and passion for Westlake and a sense of ownership for boys who attend Westlake. The house system also contributes to the promotion of competition among the students.
House Leaders 2016
|Hood||Teacher: Mr J McIntyre
Captain: Logan Rainey
|Smale||Teacher: Mr A James
Captain: Caleb McDonald
|Murchison||Teacher: Ms S Belcher
Captain: Dylan Maynard
|Stanley||Teacher: Mr R Scivier
Captain: Jarrod Ferguson
|Pupuke||Teacher: Mr K Jorgensen
Captain: Ethan Martin
|Ururoto||Teacher: Mr A Jones
Captain: Reuben Fitzgerald