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.

Tickets

  • 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: http://jxlive.tv/big-sing/

THE BIG SING FINALE 2017
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.

 FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

“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

Quiz Night – Friday 11 August


Every year, the Academic Council organises a quiz night to raise money for groups of students within our school community. This year, the Academic Council is raising money to create scholarships for students who have dedicated themselves to helping others with their school work. On the night, teams of 5-10 will answer challenging trivia questions to win a wide range of prizes. With a prize pool exceeding $4600 and a top prize of an iPad mini, kindly donated by Barfoot and Thompson, this is not a night to be missed! Food and drink will be provided, but feel to bring your own snacks and drinks. Tickets are on sale both online here and at the Uniform Shop at $10 a ticket or $90 for a full table of ten.

Gala Concert – Thursday 10 August


Tickets for Gala Concert are available from Student Services at Westlake Boys or from the Music Department at Westlake Girls:

Adults $15

Concession $10

Family $45

Door sales will also be available.

Seating will not be allocated.

A ticket allows admission to both sessions.

Session A: 5.00-6.30pm (Intermediate groups)

Session B: 7.30-9.30pm (Premier groups)

“Guyland” – Monday 7 August


What: “Finding Guyland – The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men”. An evening with international teen parenting expert, author and TED Talk presenter, Michael Kimmel

When: Monday 7th August – Westlake Boys High School

Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Price: $10 per ticket available online at Eventbrite

We are very fortunate to have secured the services of international teen parenting expert, author and TED talk presenter Michael Kimmel. Dr Kimmel authored the Amazon bestselling book “Guyland – The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men”. If you enjoyed Celia Lashlie’s “He’ll Be OK” and you value the principles of the “Good Man Project” that Celia championed, you’ll enjoy the evidence-based advice on “growing good men” that Michael has to offer.

Westlake PTA is kindly hosting this event for all parents in the Westlake community. Please spread the word amongst your friends and families – parents with children at other schools are welcome to come along.

A synopsis of Guyland the book:

“The passage from adolescence to adulthood was once clear. Today, growing up has become more complex and confusing, as young men drift casually through school and beyond—hanging out, partying, playing with tech toys, watching sports. But beneath the appearance of a simple extended boyhood, a more dangerous social world has developed, far away from the traditional signposts and cultural signals that once helped boys navigate their way to manhood—a territory Michael Kimmel has identified as “Guyland.” …. Only by understanding this world and this life stage can we enable young men to chart their own paths, stay true to themselves, and emerge safely from Guyland as responsible and fully formed male adults”.

Grandparents’ Day – Friday 4 August


 

Westlake Boys High School invites all grandparents (and “adopted grandparents”) to join their grandsons for a morning at school on Friday 4th August 2017.

Make the most of the opportunity to share a morning with your grandsons as they accompany you to a school assembly, join you at a PTA-hosted morning tea and take you on a guided, behind-the-scenes tour of their school.

This is a free event, but all those attending will need to register via Eventbrite  here by Tuesday 1st August.

Register before Friday 28th July and go into the draw to win a night for two at the Spencer on Bryon Hotel in Takapuna, including breakfast!

Queries to Event Manager, Liz Peters [email protected] or phone 09 410 8667 ext 786

We look forward to welcoming you to Westlake on Friday 4th August!

Sweeney Todd Show


Tickets for the Westlake Boys and Girls Production of ‘Sweeney Todd’ are selling fast! Don’t miss out!

You will be transported back to Victorian London where embittered barber, Sweeney Todd, forms an unlikely collaboration with pie-shop owner, Mrs Lovett, in a tale of love and longing, vengeance and vindication.  Dark humour, matched with memorable music, make for a richly entertaining show.  Our talented cast and crew are extremely proud of this production as they bring it to life with sharp intensity on stage.

Tuesday, 25th July is a special Gala Opening Night, when blood-red beverages and ‘canapies’ will be served from 6.45pm and you will have the opportunity to have your photo taken in THE barber’s chair (though we promise no real blood!)  There will be a prize for the audience member with the best themed costume.

Tickets are on sale here

Father Son Breakfast – Thursday 6 July 2017


Westlake Boys’ Annual Father Son Breakfast

When: Thursday 6 July 2017

Time: 6.45am

Where: Westlake Boys’ High School Auditorium

All students and their fathers, grandfathers and/or male role models are invited to attend.

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 Father Son Breakfast Ticket Order Form, complete it and take to the Uniform Shop.

This event offers dads and sons an opportunity to spend some quality time together and listen to our inspirational speaker, Cam Calkoen.

Cam will entertain, inspire and motivate you to Dream Big and Achieve More!

To read more about Cam visit www.camcalkoen.com

The dealine for ticket sales will be the end of Monday 3 July (unless sold out prior).

Please remember that the Mother Son Breakfast was a sell-out, so best to get in quickly to avoid disappointment!

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