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.
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/
From Trumpism, to the #MeToo movement, to student protest against mass gun shootings in the USA, 2018 has been an unprecedented year. YouthQuake is an inventive and unique telling of the young adult’s voice that is under-represented in the political and cultural conversations in our society. It is a conversation about sexual violence, labels, the voice of Asian communities in New Zealand, agency, respect and so much more.
We are YouthQuake. You are?
Tickets available here http://www.bit.ly/wbhstickets
Come and enjoy a fabulous range of Chinese culture, from ancient to modern, at our Annual Chinese Night, 7 pm Friday, June 29th in the Westlake Boys’ Auditorium. Tickets are $4, available at the door or from members of the Chinese Night Committee: Oscar Guo, Hai Hong Yang, Alex Mei, Kevin Yip, Tim Lin, Hao Jia Tan, Ricky Cheng, Josh Feng, Aaron Chen, Tony Zeng.
Four new prefects were named in assembly this morning. Congratulations to Blake Bradshaw, Joshua Lee, Oliver Moffitt and Louis Simpson.
Las Vegas was the theme for the 2018 School Ball on Saturday night. More than 800 Westlake Boys’ and Girls’ students donned their finery and danced the night away at Sky City. There was a delicious buffet dinner and the chance for lots of photos against Vegas-themed backdrops. Prizes were awarded to: King of the Ball – Jacksyn Siakisini Lavaki, Best Dressed – Greg Huamaha, Life of the Party – Saiga Otsubo, and Cutest Couple – Grant Busico and April Pocreo. Thanks to Mr Coetzee, Mrs Jorgensen and the Ball Committee for their hard work in making it a night to remember. Here’s the link to all the photos: https://jeremyhillphotography.shootproof.com/gallery/6300792/home
Congratulations to our Senior 6 Man Cross Country Team who took second place in the world, representing New Zealand at the ISF World Championships in Paris last night. Well done Blair Hill, Stuart Hofmeyr, Zach Keenan, Murdoch McIntyre, David Moore and Daniel Robertson.