Parent Teacher Association


Come and join us!

The PTA provides a link between the wider Westlake community and the school.

We facilitate opportunities for parents and caregivers to get to know  each other better and to be involved at our school. Our goals are to organise functions which are fun, interesting, and appealing to parents, as well as to provide a voice for parents.

The PTA raises funds to support projects which benefit the school  community and the students. Most of our funds are earned through running  the Second Hand Uniform Shop and various events during the year.

We work in co-operation with and provide assistance to the school  where we can. We are a volunteer, non-profit organisation, a registered  charity and operate under the umbrella of the NZPTA. Joining us is a  great opportunity to get to know more about the school, to meet new  people and form friendships. You can be involved as little or as much as  you wish and we welcome parents, caregivers and teachers to come to our  meetings and events.

President's Report 2018

Contact Vivien McAvoy  - [email protected]

How to Contact Us

The current committee members are:

President: Fiona Scanlen [email protected]
Secretary: Vivien McAvoy [email protected]
Treasurer: Mridula Rajan [email protected]

Committee: Robyn Dean, Susan Sun, Susie Turner, Helen Mason, Serena Bawden, Vidyasagar Kulkarnis, Sheena Parkin, Jing Wang, Fran Irons.

Second Hand Uniform Shop Manager: Robyn Dean [email protected]

Staff Representative: Liz Peters

Second-Hand Uniform Shop – Trading Post

Learn more about Second Hand Uniform Shop

2019 PTA Activities

There are a number of school events at which the PTA provides assistance. These are always fun, and a good opportunity to meet new  people.

2019 Parent/Teacher Evenings

  • Thurs 6th June - Year 13 Parent Teacher Evening
  • Tues 11th June- Year 12 Parent Teacher Evening
  • Tues 18th June- Year 11 Parent Teacher Evening

PTA members provide refreshments for parents who need sustenance in between teacher interviews!

Open Evening (for 2020 incoming students and families) - Thurs 1st August 2019
PTA provides refreshments at the Annual Open Evening. This is a good  opportunity for parents to network and ask questions about the school in  an informal and relaxed atmosphere.

Grandparents’ Day Morning Tea - Friday 2nd August 2019

Grandparents’ Day is a particularly popular community event and we  look forward to another opportunity to welcome the grandparents this  year.

Staff Morning Tea
Close to the end of each school year, the PTA hosts a morning tea to  recognise the important contribution of all staff. This is always  enthusiastically received. As well as providing delicious treats, we  also present each member of staff with a small gift (donated by  parents). For the past three years, we have managed to present gifts to  the entire 200+ staff and teachers.

Westlake Boys Graduation Dinner - Friday 29th November 2019
PTA members assist in the setting up of this formal dinner held in the Auditorium for 2019 Westlake leavers and their parents.

End of Year PTA Dinner
The end of year PTA Pot Luck Dinner, hosted at a committee person’s  home, has become a valuable PTA tradition.  It is a great way to mark  the end of our year’s efforts that involve meeting almost every month  and working together consistently.

2019 PTA Meeting Dates

All meetings are held at 7.00pm in the WBHS Staffroom.

Monday 9th September

Monday 21st October (6:30 pm)

Minutes of 2019 PTA Meetings

For PTA meeting minutes, please clink on the links below: