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]

2018 Proms Concert – Thurs 12 April, 7.30pm


Join us for an evening of fabulous music and fun! Our annual Proms Concert will showcase the award-winning Westlake Symphony Orchestra, Choralation Choir and Voicemale Choir.

Our concerto soloist is viola player Cecile McNeill, who will play ‘When Gravity Fails’ by Christchurch composer Philip Norman.  We are honoured to have a special guest conductor – NZ’s only international Steinway artist, Jason Bae, who will conduct the overture to comic opera The Merry Wives of Windsor (Otto Nicolai). Jason is a Westlaker, internationally renowned concert pianist, and up and coming conductor. Here’s his website:

Of course the programme will also include all the’Last Night of the Proms’ favourites: ‘Jerusalem’, ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ and ‘Rule Britannia!’ with guest solist Dr. Morag Atchison.

The concert begins at 7.30pm in the Westlake Boys Auditorium.  Refreshments will be available in the interval.  Feel free to don your best British-themed outfit (prize for best-dressed) and wave your Union Jack!

Tickets: $15 and Concessions $10, available on the door.

Scholars’ Breakfast – Wednesday 28 March 2018

Headmaster Mr Ferguson invites Scholarship students, parents & staff to attend the 2018 Scholars’ Breakfast.

This is a new event, introduced last year to get scholarship students and their parents together at the beginning of the year. Its aim is to acknowledge and celebrate this special group of academic achievers, as well as using the occasion to deliver messages to motivate and inspire them to do well.

Date & Time: Wednesday 28 March, 7.00am sharp

Venue:  Westlake Boys Auditorium

Guest Speaker: Matthew Lie 2012 Dux

As well as being Dux for 2012, Matt was Deputy Head Boy, Cultural Captain and winner of the John Patterson Memorial Trophy. He achieved 5 A* grades in A Level Maths, English Literature, Chemistry, Biology and Physics, as well as Outstanding Scholarships in Chemistry and Calculus and Scholarships in English, Statistics and Physics.

After Westlake, Matt went on to gain a First Class BE(Hons) and ME(Hons) in Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Auckland. He now works for Lanaco as a product development engineer.

Come and listen to Matt’s story and hear how you too could achieve so much.

Tickets: available online now at

Free for scholarship students and $25 for parents, but all attending need a ticket.

Ticket sales close:  5pm, Wednesday 21 March

Parking: WBHS Tennis Court or on surrounding streets (please do not park in school carparks)

Event queries to: Liz Peters [email protected]

Dr Shimi Kang presents “Raising Healthy, Happy, Self-Motivated Kids” – Wed 21 March 2018

Headmaster David Ferguson and the Westlake Boys PTA are delighted to invite parents and members of the local community to a very special opportunity to hear world-renowned psychiatrist, neuroscientist and best-selling author Dr Shimi Kang speak at Westlake Boys.

Dr Shimi Kang is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and 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. She is a regular contributor to Ted Talks and an acclaimed international speaker. This is her first time visiting New Zealand and we are extremely honoured that she has agreed to share her expertise with us.

We are living in the most rapidly changing, ultra-competitive, globally diverse and socially connected era ever known. Drawing on irrefutable science and unforgettable stories, Dr Kang illuminates the latest research-based methods for developing the new future-ready skills for success.

The Headmaster heard Dr Kang speak in her hometown of Vancouver in 2016 at an International Boys School Conference. He feels that her content is current and relevant to the issues facing all young people nowadays and encourages parents to hear her for themselves.
Date: Wednesday 21 March

Time: 7.00 – 8.30pm

Venue: Westlake Boys High School Auditorium

Tickets: $10.00 via Eventbrite at

We hope you make the most of this rare opportunity to listen to Dr Shimi Kang on her short visit to New Zealand.

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.

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