We wish you all a safe a enjoyable summer break and look forward to seeing you back at school in January. Good luck to our Year 13s as you move on to new ventures!
2018 Junior Prizegiving
Friday, December 7th
Westlake Boys High School Auditorium
Plese join us for this celebration of the achievements of our Year 9 and 10 students across academia, sport, music and cultural activities.
Graduation Dinner is a special occasion for the Year 13 students to celebrate completing their school years alongside the people who have supported them throughout – parents, friends and teachers. They will also be welcomed as Westlakers (Old Boys).The evening’s proceedings will include a buffet dinner, presentation of certificates and Westlaker ties, a valedictory address and plenty of opportunities for photographs. It is a licensed event and students who are 18+ will need to bring valid ID. We are delighted that Israel Whitley, a former Westlake student and current Director of Auckland Labour Hire, will be our guest speaker.
Attendance is not compulsory and this is not a formal graduation ceremony. However, dress code is smart. The students should wear long trousers and long-sleeved shirts. Ties and jackets are optional.
Tickets are $60 per head available here.
2018 Sports Awards Dinner
Friday 2 November, 6pm
Guest Speaker: Richie Patterson
Weightlifter & 3 x Olymian & Commonwealth Games gold medallist
Tickets $50 per person
available online via Tickets tab above
Dress code: Smart casual. Students to wear Number Ones
Queries to: Events manager, Liz Peters, [email protected]
International coach and sports consultant, Wayne Goldsmith, is coming to school on September 18th. He will be giving two presentations, one for coaches and one for parents. To find out more about Wayne and to book tickets for either event, use the links below.
FOR COACHES – THE “ART” AND THE “HEART”
When – 18th September, 530pm
Where – Westlake Boys High School Staff room
Coaching is the art of inspiring change.
It’s about connecting with hearts and minds of athletes and inspiring them to see more, to be more and to achieve more than they ever dreamed possible.
Coaching is so much more than laps, practice sessions, gym workouts and skills development.
It’s about helping people to find their passion and to realise their potential.
Come and be part of our Coaching session – “The Art and the Heart” – and learn what it takes to be an exceptional coach. You will discover what it is that great coaches do that makes them so remarkable and you’ll find out what you can do as a coach that can make the difference in the lives of every athlete you coach.
FOR SPORTING PARENTS – THE TEN CRITICAL MOMENTS.
When – 18th September, 730pm
Where – Westlake Boys High School Staff room
We all love our kids. And we want them to grow up happy, healthy and with a real love of life.
We also wish and hope they’ll find a sport they love doing and do it well.
How do you help your child succeed in sport? What can you do to help your child realise their sporting potential? What are the ten critical moments you’ll face as a sporting parent when you need to be exceptional at parenting your child? Join us for 90 minutes talking about fun, fitness and families and discover just what it takes to be an outstanding Sporting Parent.
About Wayne Goldsmith
With over 25 years in the industry international coach and sports consultant Wayne Goldsmith has worked with some of the world’s leading teams, and influenced the thinking of countless coaches and athletes. His work also extends to clubs and parents to ensure that they are providing the best environments for athletes to thrive and reach their potential. To find out more please visit https://wgcoaching.com/
Get your candy stripes or school colours on and come along to support the 1st XV in their bid for the Auckland title against St. Peter’s this Saturday, Septemeber 1st. Kick-off is at 1pm at home.
Last chance to purchase your tickets for our annual Father Son Breakfast. Don’t miss out!
Tickets are $25.00 each and can be purchased online via the Tickets tab on the school website or here. NB. Please purchase a ticket for each person attending, ie both father and son.
The event will be held next Thursday 30 August. Doors open at 6.45am for a 7.00am start. Event concludes by 8.30am.
Seating is not allocated so you can seat yourselves when you arrive.
This popular event offers Dads and sons an opportunity to spend some quality time together while enjoying a yummy breakfast and hearing our guest speaker.
Our speaker this year is Westlaker Sean Armstrong. As the executive chef and owner of Prime Bistro, one of Auckland’s leading restaurants, Sean became increasingly frustrated with the city’s lacklustre bread offering. He saw a gap in the market and this provided him with a new and exciting opportunity, opening Loaf in 2004. Loaf’s mission is to produce food that customers, whether they’re chefs or accomplished home bakers, would happily pass off as their own and they now supply thousands of loaves and specialty cakes every week to restaurants, food stores and cafés across the nation. Sean wasn’t always successful – hear his journey from school to where he is at today.
All students and their fathers, grandfathers and/or male role models are invited to attend.
For queries, please contact Events Manager, Liz Peters at [email protected]
We are excited to offer another opportunity to hear Dr Tony Fernando speak at Westlake Boys after the success of his presentation at our 2018 Mother Son Breakfast.
We would like to invite you and members of the local community to attend this evening and hear what he has to say on the Science of Happiness. If you couldn’t make our sell out breakfast, now is your chance to bring family and friends to listen to a passionate and entertaining speaker who will offer you sage advice to take home. Maybe you did listen to him at the breakfast, but would like to come back and hear more.
Tony is a psychiatrist and a senior lecturer in Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland. He has received multiple awards, including the Chair’s Award, the highest recognition given by the New Zealand Medical Association to any doctor in New Zealand, for his work on physician wellbeing. 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.
Here is what some people said about Dr Tony Fernando:
“I just want to say I really enjoyed listening to Dr Tony. He was fantastic”
“The speaker was outstanding. I could have listened to him for hours!”
“The speaker was fantastic – very funny and very real.”
All of us want to be happy but many of us tend to chase things (e.g. money, possessions, grades, status, appearances, “likes” on Facebook) that lead to short term happiness but long term emptiness. To be happy, it helps to learn how the mind perceives different “happiness” states, and know the “traps” the mind conjures to help with survival, but might lead to anxiety and dissatisfaction. You are not guaranteed to be immediately happy after this talk but at least you will be equipped with information that might guide you in your lifelong search for happiness.
Buy tickets now at https://wbhsscienceofhappiness.eventbrite.co.nz