Westlakers


(formerly WBHS Old Boys Association)

Westlakers Originally formed in 1979, Westlake Old Boys Association was rebranded Westlakers in 2007. Our main goal is to provide opportunities for Old Boys and other members of the Westlake family to rekindle memories of the good times experienced during their Westlake years. We want Westlakers across the globe to be aware of opportunities to reconnect with their fellow schoolmates.

 

Get in Touch

If you haven’t done so already, please register on our Westlakers database to receive the Westlakers E-News as well as information on Westlakers events in 2016. If you hear any news about Westlake Old Boys or former staff or if you are interested in supporting Westlakers events and activities, please contact us at [email protected], or call Christine O’Dowd, Mandy Curry or Vicki Fowler at school on +64 9 4108667. We’d love to hear from you wherever you are in the world!

2016 Upcoming Westlakers Events

Save these dates! Click on the links below for more information on each event.
2016 Westlaker Annual Reunion, Friday 12 August, 5.30pm-9.00pm, PTA Conference Room, WBHS Gymnasium. Click HERE to register now!
Keep an eye out for more information in your Inbox and on TwitterLinkedin, Instagram and the Westlakers Facebook page, and check out the 2016 and 2015 past events below.

Supporting Westlake

If you’d like to be involved at Westlake – we’d love to have a chat to you! There are several ways in which Westlakers can contribute to their school e.g. sports coaching; mentoring; financial donations; contributions of expertise, goods and services. If you would be interested in learning more about any of these opportunities please get in touch with Community Relations Manager, Vicki Fowler (contact details below).

Ceremonial Archway and New Gymnasium Update

Archway - main imageCeremonial Archway

The fundraising campaign for the Westlake Ceremonial Archway has been very successful to date. The archway sculpture collaboration of well-known corrugated iron sculptor, Jeff Thomson, with former Head of Art, Dugald Page, and current Head of Art, Mark Masterton, together with Westlaker project manager, Kim Martinengo, is now in consenting stage prior to construction and installation early 2016.

There is still an opportunity to contribute $500 or more to this project and choose a “Westlake word” that will be part of the sculpture forever. All major donors will be acknowledged on a plaque situated adjacent to the sculpture. Click on this link to view the Archway presentation or contact Vicki Fowler on [email protected] for more information.

Gymnasium

new gym bannerAfter four years of dreaming, planning and preparation and 13 months of construction, the Westlake Boys High School Gymnasium and Physical Education and Sports Administration Centre was officially opened on Thursday 25th February. The visionary community project represents a huge milestone in Westlake’s sporting history. Together with the 2012 Jubilee Fitness Training Centre and the 2015 WBHS Artificial Sports Turf project, the Westlake Boys Gymnasium project represents the completion of a jigsaw of sporting facilities projects. Together these three “legacy” facilities ensure that, for many years to come, Westlake Boys High School is able to offer multi-purpose sporting facilities for our students, staff and the Westlake Community to share and benefit from. Read more here.

12778834_697345620301893_4590294106013841848_oThe opportunity still exists for members of the Westlake community to be part of this important facility by making a donation towards one of a selection of items which will feature your name, your family name, team name or company name. Many school families, supporters and Westlakers have already taken up this opportunity so if you, your family, team mates or friends are interested please make contact with us. All contributions will be recognised on name plaques and/or signage. 

Further details of this exciting facility are available in the Westlake Boys High School Gymnasium brochure here. A donation form is included on Page 4. Contributions are 100% tax deductible and can be made by online banking into Westlake Foundation account 12-3026-0268703-00 (please include your name in the Particulars field and “Gymnasium” in the code field). Contact Vicki Fowler on [email protected] for more information.

Annual Westlakers $100 Club

Westlake Boys 50th Jubilee Chairman Ant Ford and Westlakers Committee man Lester de Vere at the 2014 Westlakers Annual Reunion.

Westlake Boys 50th Jubilee Chairman Ant Ford and Westlakers Committee man Lester de Vere at the 2014 Westlakers Annual Reunion.

Westlakers are proud to be behind this initiative that helps ensure that Westlake’s most talented students are able to realise their potential without financial hardship threatening their ability to take up the opportunities on offer.

With the intention of “making a ton of difference to Westlake students”, the inaugural Annual Westlakers $100 Club was launched at the 2014 Annual Reunion and has so far raised $17,600. The Annual Westlakers $100 Club will close off every year at the Westlakers Golf Day and one lucky contributor will be drawn out of the hat to win $500 cash.  You can make your $100 donation online by credit card by heading to the Westlakers $100 Club page on the Givealittle website. Click here to ‘Donate Now’.

If you prefer to pay your donation by online banking into the Westlakers bank account, details are as follows:
Name of account:  Westlakers
Account number: 12 3107 0059065 00
Particulars:  Your initials and surname e.g. W S LAKER
Code: 100 Club

The Westlakers $100 Club helps to make a ton of difference to a few current Westlake students and their families! See who has been supporting the Westlakers $100 Club: 2014; 2015.

2016 Westlakers Past Events

Please click on the various events to see the photos from the Westlakers Facebook albums: 2016 Westlakers ‘St Patrick’s’ Golf Day, 17 March; 2016 Westlakers Recent Leavers Reunion, 2016 Frittelli Cup Match (Westlakers Hockey XI vs WBHS 1st XI Hockey, Friday 24th June; Friday 1 July; 2016 Westlakers London Reunion, Wednesday 6 July;2016 Westlakers AGM, Wednesday 13 July.

2015 Westlakers Past Events

Please click on the various events to see the photos from the Westlakers Facebook albums: 2015 Westlakers vs WBHS Premier Water Polo match – 1 November; 2015 Westlakers Annual Reunion, 14 August;  2015 Westlakers London Reunion Dinner, 13 July;  2015 Westlakers Recent Leavers Reunion, 3 July; 2015 Westlakers AGM, 1 July;  2015 Westlakers Sydney Reunion, 21 April;  2015 Westlakers Brisbane Reunion, 16 April;  2015 Westlakers Melbourne Reunion, 19 April; 2015 Westlaker Dads and Sons Event, 25 February; 2015 Westlakers Golf Day, 19 March.

Westlakers 2015 Annual Reunion – 53 years of Westlake memories!

Westlake Old Boys gathered at school on the evening of Friday 14th August to enjoy an evening of reminiscing with schoolmates and teaching staff. Westlakers present on the evening were treated to a talk by long-serving staff member Louis Borok who highlighted some differences in education practice and Westlake education over the past 40 years. 50 Westlakers contributed to the 2015 Westlakers $100 Club and in so doing raised $5,000 for students in need of a helping hand.

Have a look at the gallery below to view photos of the 2015 and the 2014 Annual Reunion.

2014

Westlake Boys High School 50th Jubilee

The 50th Jubilee held in August 2012 was a huge success – the momentum created must continue so we need your assistance to spread the word and encourage Westlakers to reconnect with their classmates and their school.

  Players in the westlakes jubilee rugby match 50th years 1980s Westlakers
Players in the Westlakers Jubilee rugby match 1980’s Westlakers Grant Hartley, Victor Malbon and Frano Botica
peter rea miss park's year 13 Westlakers
Jubilee Assembly presenter, legendary Westlaker and longserving WBHS staff member Peter Rea Miss Park’s Year 13 Oil Painting class with their canvas of the 50th Jubilee logo Westlakers Noel Waite and Dave Jessup with Miss Joan Farrell, who taught at Westlake for an incredible 43 years

To see more photos of the 50th Jubilee go to http://www.westlake.school.nz/2012/jubilee-coverage/

Westlakers welcomes all past pupils, former teachers, families and friends of the school. To register, visit our website www.westlakers.co.nz, enter your name and email address and we’ll keep you updated with news of functions, events,
Westlaker achievements, and happenings at the school.Our great school continues to provide the highest standard of education ensuring that Westlakers have the best opportunity to go on and make their mark in the world. And many have done exactly that – from academia to sport, business, screen and stage.

Sports: Nick Evans, Luke McAlister, Lou Vincent, Mike Stanley, Andre Adams, Tom Ashley, Kirk Penney, Dean Barker, Chris Dickson, Andy Booth, Tom Abercrombie, Tommy Smith, Guy Wilson
Academia: John Hood, Sze Tan, Charles Alcock, Winston Cowie, Grant Schofield, Bruce Barber
Culture and Arts: Jeff Thomson, Tony Ogle, Dean Buchanan, Stephen Sinclair, Don McGlashan, Keith Matheson, Martin Henderson, Reg Mombassa, Stephen Sinclair, Dave Gibson
Medicine: Andrew Greensmith, Rob Smith
Media and Business: Philip Alpers, Brendan O’Donovan, Duncan Garner, Kent Johns, Andy Hay, Rob Harley, Michael Gifkins, AJ Hackett, Graham Darlow, Bill Smale QS, Sam Wallace

 Hollywood  Don Johnson Westlakers
Westlaker Hollywood actor Martin Henderson on a recent school visit Mr Westlake Don Johnson with 1970’s Westlaker AJ Hackett Westlaker Don McGlashan in action at Villa Maria summer concert 2012

For further information about Westlakers, contact Vicki Fowler, Christine O’Dowd or Mandy Curry at the school or phone 09 410 8667.