Lantern Festival Morning Tea – Friday 2 March 2018

The Lantern Festival Morning Tea is an annual event aimed at providing Westlake parents, especially our Asian families, with an opportunity to meet some staff, students and fellow parents in a social environment to help them feel more connected to the school.

This year’s event will be held on Friday 2 March from 11.15am-12.15pm in the Westlake PTA Conference Room upstairs above the new gymnasium. Parents are also invited to attend the full School Assembly from 10.30 – 11.00am in the School Auditorium beforehand.

If you would like to join us for the morning tea and/or the school assembly please contact Event Manager, Liz Peters at [email protected] before Friday 23 February with the following details:

Full name of each guest

Son’s name

Sons form class

Do you want to attend the assembly and morning tea or morning tea only?

Do you have any special dietary requirements?

We look forward to welcoming you to our event.

등불 축제 모닝티는 연례 행사로서 웨스트레이크 학부모님, 특히 아시안 가족들을 대상으로 학교 직원들, 학생들 그리고 다른 부모님들과 편안한 환경 속에서 학교와 더 연결될 수 있도록 만남을 갖는 목적으로 계획되었습니다.

올해 행사는 3월 2일 금요일 오전 11시 15분부터 오후 12시 15분까지 새로운 체육관 위층에 위치한 웨스트레이크 PTA 컨퍼런스룸에서 열리게 됩니다. 학부모님께서는 오전 10시 30분부터 오전 11시까지 학교 강당에서 열리는 전학교 조회 또한 참석하실 수 있습니다.

모닝티 및 학교 조회에 참석을 원하시면 아래의 사항을 포함하여 2월 23일 금요일 전에 이벤트 매니저이신 Liz Peters 선생님의 이메일 [email protected] 으로 연락주시길 바랍니다. 한국어로 답변주시길 원하시면 한인담당 Yeseul Lee 선생님 이메일 [email protected]으로 연락주시길 바랍니다.

각 참석자 성함

자녀 이름

자녀 폼 클래스

학교 조회와 모닝티 모두 참석 혹은 모닝티만 참석하시길 원하십니까?

특별한 식이 요건이 있습니까?

본교는 이번 행사에서 귀하를 환영하길 기대하고 있습니다.







如果您打算参加早茶会和学生例会,请于2月23日前与Liz Peters联系 [email protected],并说明如下信息:












Dr Shimi Kang presents “The Self Motivated 21st Century Leader” – Wed 21 March 2018

We are living in the most fast-paced, rapidly changing, ultracompetitive, globally diverse, and socially connected era ever known.

Westlake Boys Parent Teacher Association invites you to join fellow parents and educators at this presentation by psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and best-selling author Dr. Shimi Kang. Drawing on irrefutable science and unforgettable stories, Dr. Kang will illuminate the latest research-based methods for developing future-ready skills for success.

Dr. Shimi Kang is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist. She is author of the 2016 U.S. News International Book Award Winner and internationally acclaimed book The Dolphin Parent: A Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Self-Motivated Kids and The Self-Motivated Kid: how to raise a healthy, happy child who knows what they want and goes after it…without being told.

Make the most of this rare opportunity to listen to Dr Shimi Kang on her short visit to New Zealand. Spread the word as this event is not limited to Westlake families, but is open to the wider community.

The event will be held in the Westlake Boys Auditorium, starting at 7.00pm and parking will be available in the school’s main car park located at Gate 3 , as well as in the surrounding streets.

Click on the link to buy tickets at $10.00each via Eventbrite:

2017 Graduation Dinner

Tickets are now on sale for our popular Graduation Dinner where we celebrate students completing their final year of secondary education at Westlake Boys High School.

The event provides an opportunity to farewell departing students and to wish them well for their futures as Westlakers. The evening’s proceedings will include a formal graduation ceremony, a valedictory address, an entertaining speaker and opportunities for photographs. We are delighted that Duncan Garner, a former Westlake student and New Zealand radio and television host, will be our guest speaker.

A full buffet meal will be served and a cash bar will be available.  Due to liquor licensing requirements, students must be 18 years or over and produce valid ID in order to purchase an alcoholic drink. We will be following the Ministry of Health guidelines on intoxication, which means any person who is intoxicated will not be served alcohol and may be required to leave the premises.

The dress code is semi-formal i.e. collared long-sleeve shirts and dress trousers are expected, jackets and ties are optional, jeans, casual shirts and sports shoes are not appropriate.

Tickets are available online via the Tickets tab on the school website or from the Uniform Shop until Friday 24th November (unless sold out prior). All boys need to be accompanied by at least ONE parent/guardian, unless special permission has been granted by the Headmaster. Due to the high demand on tickets there will be a limit of three per family. We recommend that you purchase your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

If you haven’t made your seating request, please fill out the online form:

We will do our best to meet seating requests, but they cannot be guaranteed.

Queries to Liz Peters, [email protected]

2017 Sports Awards Dinner

2017 Westlake Boys Sports Awards Dinner, Friday 3 November 2017

On Friday 3 November, we held our annual Sports Awards Dinner and shared our many outstanding student achievements with 450 parents, guests, and staff in the Auditorium. Guest speaker Joe Sullivan spoke about the highlights from his distinguished careers in Rowing and Sailing. He also discussed many of the attributes and traits that he believes are essential to success in any field, this was an insightful and inspiring speech from someone who has won both an Olympic Gold Medal and the America’s Cup in recent years.

The night was filled with many accolades in all of our sports (75 trophies were given away on the evening) as well as close to 50 Year 13 students who received their Colour’s Awards. Colour’s Awards are now given exclusively to Year 13 as a commemorative coin, to acknowledge the loyalty, service and positive contribution they have made to their respective Premier teams.

The winners of our Special Awards on the evening were:

  • Bev Russell Award for Top Student Coach – Cain Nutall
  • Brett Hart Trophy for Team of the Year – Senior Cross Country (Joe Clark, Murdoch McIntyre, David Moore, Stuart Hofmeyr, Zach Keenan and Daniel Robertson)
  • Alf Butt Trophy for True Sportsmanship – Reuben Fitzgerald
  • Colin Pascoe Cup for Outstanding Attitude and Sportsmanship – Jason Churches
  • Simon Bryan Awards for Outstanding Achievement – Connor Bell and Finn Kennard-Campbell
  • Arblaster Cup for Sportsman of the Year – Oscar Guo

Our Staff Recognition Awards for Coaching/Managing went to:

  • Andrew Clarke – Cycling
  • Christel Labuschagne – Touch, Rugby and Rugby League
  • Ryan Scivier – Cricket and Football
  • Ashley James – Rugby and Sevens
  • Marilyn Thorpe – Badminton

The night was capped off by each attendee receiving a booklet that highlighted the sporting year in full. A fantastic keepsake for all students that have played Premier sport in 2017. If you are keen to get a copy, please contact [email protected]

Our sporting highlights video for year (made by Tracey McKay) can be seen by clicking on the link below:

Our event photographers, Tracey McKay and Year 12 photography students, Shaun Lee and Do Yeong Kim did a great job of capturing photographs of our award winners, students, families, staff and guests. You can view them via this link

Particular thanks go to Deb Hodge and Liz Peters for their outstanding planning and preparation in the lead up to the event.






Holiday Revision Programme 2017

The WBHS Holiday Revision Program will be running again this year from 2nd October to the 12th October.

Students and parents are able to see the timetable and booking details and their confirmed bookings by logging on at or through the link on our Start Page.

Parents can view and download the timetable at and a course selection form at

Students will need to complete a Course Selection Form and take this to the Uniform Shop in Student Services, where bookings and payments will be made. Payments can be made by cash, Fftpos, credit or student ID if credit has been loaded onto the shop account on My Monitor at or through our Start Page.

Each session costs $20 and is 90 minutes long. Sessions start at 9:00am, 11:00am and 1:00pm.

Please note that payment will not be accepted on the day of the sessions and bookings will close on the last day of Term 3.

Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis and there is a maximum of 15 places in each session. We expect sessions to sell out, so please make sure to book early to avoid disappointment.

If you have and questions or would like to discuss the possibility of financial assistance, please contact Mr. Sean McWilliams.

Westlakers Annual Reunion – Friday 22 September

All Westlakers are welcome to attend the Annual Reunion. With this year being 2017 we will be targeting year groups ending in “7” so leavers from 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997 and 2007 can expect to see several fellow classmates on the evening – especially if they contact a few mates themselves!
Mark Friday 22 September on your calendar and come along after work.

Doors will be open from 6.00pm.

Venue: WBHS Auditorium and Street

Cost is $20 a head and that includes finger food and your first beer or glass of wine.

Please spread the word and encourage your team mates and classmates to attend.

Share the event from the Westlakers Facebook page.

RSVP to Event Manager Liz Peters at [email protected]

The Big Sing Finale: 24-26 August

The Big Sing Finale will be held in the Aotea Centre from Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 August 2017.


  • Admission to sessions: $5 per session, $10 whole day (includes the evening session, but not the Gala concert), $5 for programmes
  • Special three day pass including programme: $30
    These tickets are available at the venue on the day only.

If you can’t make it to the Aotea Centre, you can still watch our choirs perform, as the entire Finale will once again be live-streamed here:

S1 – 2:00-3:30pm Thu 24 August
1.1 Resolutions Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
1.2 Macleans College Chorale Macleans College
1.3 Chapel Choir of Christ’s College Christ’s College
1.4 Voicemale Westlake Boys High School
1.5 St Margaret’s College Chamber Choir St Margaret’s College
1.6 Takapuna Grammar School Chorale Takapuna Grammar School
S2 – 5:00-6:30pm Thu 24 August
2.1 Menasing Saint Kentigern College
2.2 Dunstanza Senior Girls Dunstan High School
2.3 SOS Rangitoto College
2.4 Cantare Westlake Girls High School
2.5 Divinitus Dilworth School & Diocesan School for Girls
2.6 Paradisum Epsom Girls Grammar School
S3 – 8:00-9:30pm Thu 24 August
3.1 Blue Notes Tawa College
3.2 Cantabile Macleans College
3.3 Euphony Kristin School
3.4 Choralation Westlake Girls and Boys High Schools
3.5 Femme Southland Girls’ High School
3.6 One Tree Hill College Chorale One Tree Hill College
S4 – 11:00-12:15pm Fri 25 August
4.1 The Fundamentals Rangitoto College
4.2 Saints Alive St. Cuthbert’s College
4.3 Con Brio Villa Maria College
4.4 Kentoris Saint Kentigern College
4.5 St Cecilia Singers Diocesan School for Girls
S5 – 1:30-2:35pm Fri 25 August
5.1 Cantala Wellington East Girls’ College
5.2 Dunstanza Senior Girls Dunstan High School
5.3 Macleans College Chorale Macleans College
5.4 St Margaret’s College Chamber Choir St Margaret’s College
5.5 Takapuna Grammar School Chorale Takapuna Grammar School
5.6 Voicemale Westlake Boys High School
S6 – 3:45-5:15pm Fri 25 August
6.1 Cantare Westlake Girls High School
6.2 Resolutions Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
6.3 Chapel Choir of Christ’s College Christ’s College
6.4 SOS Rangitoto College
6.5 Menasing Saint Kentigern College
6.6 Divinitus Dilworth School & Diocesan School for Girls
S7 – 6:30-8:00pm Fri 25 August
7.1 Paradisum Epsom Girls Grammar School
7.2 Blue Notes Tawa College
7.3 Cantabile Macleans College
7.4 Euphony Kristin School
7.5 Choralation Westlake Girls and Boys High Schools
7.6 Femme Southland Girls’ High School
7.7 One Tree Hill College Chorale One Tree Hill College
S8 – 11:00-12:15pm Sat 26 August
8.1 The Fundamentals Rangitoto College
8.2 Saints Alive St. Cuthbert’s College
8.3 Con Brio Villa Maria College
8.4 Kentoris Saint Kentigern College
8.5 St Cecilia Singers Diocesan School for Girls
8.6 Cantala Wellington East Girls’ College

Gala Concert 6:30pm Saturday 26 August

1st XV Final Westlake v Rosmini – Thursday 17 August

Come and support the team in your Westlake colours.

Face painting will be available.

Kick off is 5.15pm at QBE Stadium. Gates open at 4.45pm

Tickets include the 1st XV final and the North Harbour v Otago Mitre 10 Cup game afterwards.

Tickets are available at the school Uniform Shop at half price: $10 Adults, $5 Child/Students – Cash sales only.

For online ticketing click here.

Use the promo code WESTLAKE for discounted tickets. Booking and credit card fees will apply.


KBB Music Festival: 14 – 19 August 2017

Since 1983, the KBB Music Festival has been showcasing the best in secondary school orchestras, concert bands and stage bands in Auckland. From the small numbers in the original Auckland Secondary Schools Band and Orchestra Festival, the KBB Music Festival has now grown to see over 135 groups taking part from more than 50 schools across the greater Auckland region.

THE 2017 FESTIVAL will be held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, from the 14th to the 19th August.


“Now in its 33rd year, the KBB Festival has attracted many of New Zealand’s finest young musicians performing in secondary school orchestras, concert bands, jazz bands and chamber orchestras from within the Auckland region. The skills required to perform in ensembles of this nature require personal dedication and time as well as a developing musical understanding and social responsibility through listening to and working with other musicians and musical directors. The Festival is recognized for the quality of the music that students perform which reflects the commitment of both the students and their teachers. Whether you attend as a performer or as a listener, you will come away invigorated and inspired by the musicianship and exhuberance of all participants.” – Trevor Thwaites

You can see when Westlake is performing in the schedule here: KBB Poster KBBMF2017Schedule