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]