Mother Son Breakfast – Thursday 10 May


Purchase your tickets NOW for our annual Mother Son Breakfast which will be held on Thursday 10th May.

Doors open at 6.30am for a 7.00am start. Event concludes by 8.30am.

Tickets are $25.00 each and can be purchased online via the Tickets tab on the school website front page or here

NB. Please purchase  a ticket for each person attending , ie both mother and son.

Seating is not allocated so you can seat yourselves when you arrive.

This popular 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 Dr Tony Fernando, a Psychiatrist and senior lecturer at The University of Auckland, on “Jedi Mind Tricks for Happiness”.

All students and their mothers, grandmothers and/or female role models are invited to attend.

About Dr Tony Fernando

Tony is a psychiatrist and a senior lecturer in Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland. He obtained his medical degree from the University of the Philippines and his psychiatry and sleep training at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been awarded multiple teaching awards by medical students and the faculty of medicine in Auckland. In 2012, he was awarded by President Aquino of the Philippines for his services to sleep medicine and medical education. In 2015, he received the Chair’s award by the New Zealand Medical Association, the highest recognition given by the association to any doctor in New Zealand for his work on physician wellbeing. He plays the cello, is a cheap-eats foodie and despite his fear of the water, has swum across the Auckland Harbour and competes in ocean races and triathlons. In January of 2017, he received temporary ordination as a Buddhist monk in Myanmar. He is in the final stages of his PhD at the University of Auckland, studying compassion in medicine. More recently, he started a weekly mindfulness and emotional balance programme for inmates at Mt Eden Correctional Facility in Auckland.

For event queries please contact the Event Manager Liz Peters at [email protected]