Parent Teacher Association


Come and join us!

Contact Fiona Scanlen – [email protected]

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 school. Our goals are to organise functions which are fun, interesting, and appealing to parents, and 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 – the Trading Post – 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 like and we welcome parents, caregivers and teachers to come to our meetings and events.

Retiring Westlake PTA President Ashia Ismail-Singer handing over a cheque for the PTA contribution towards the Big Read project to Mr David Ferguson, Headmaster.


PTA President’s Report 2018

How to Contact Us

The current committee members are:

President: position currently vacant
Secretary: Fiona Scanlen [email protected]
Treasurer: Mridula Raian [email protected]

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

Trading Post Manager (Second Hand Uniform Shop): Robyn Dean

Staff Representative: currently vacant

Second Hand Uniform Shop – Trading Post

This is a service provided by the PTA for parents/students to sell items of uniform they have outgrown or no longer require.

The shop is open on Fridays from 12:30pm – 1:30pm. We are in the Student Services Centre, two doors along from the new uniform shop.

We are always in need of volunteers to help during the year.  Please email Robyn Dean [email protected] if you can spare a couple of hours.

Please note we accept EFTPOS (No Credit), CASH or BANK DEPOSITS.

The PTA retains 35% of the sale price received for the items sold on behalf of school families and proceeds are donated to the school towards specific projects. Alternatively, items can be donated, and are gratefully received.

We do not accept socks, sports uniforms, XXS,XS,S or M grey polo shirts, or XXS green jackets.

During the school year if you wish us to sell your uniform on your behalf, please drop it off at the main school office, or bring it to the Shop during our open hours. You will need to complete a form providing us with your contact and bank account details. Please download and complete the form here, or available when you drop the items off.

Please contact Robyn Dean on [email protected] if you have any queries regarding items you wish to sell. 

Second Hand Uniform Prices (providing items are in good condition)

Grey Polo/ Red Polo/ Prefect Polo (Year 11 – 13 only) $25
White Short & Long-Sleeved Shirt (Year 9 & 10) $25
Travel Polo $25
PE Shirt $25
House Shirt $20
Training/Sports Academy Shirt $15
Jersey $60
Green Jacket (Year 11-13 only) $80
Blazer $120
Grey Shorts $35
Trousers $45
PE Shorts $20
Tie $15
Scarf $10
Hats (Red cap, Bucket hat) $15

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.

Welcome to Westlake Evening – Thursday 7th February 2019
The PTA hosts a supper following the information evening presentation for parents who are new to the school.

2019 Parent/Teacher Evenings

Wed 20th March – Year 9 Parent Teacher Evening

Thurs 4th April – Years 10 Parent Teacher Evening

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 2018 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 11th February – 7.00pm – PTA Annual General Meeting and appointment of 2019 Officers

Monday 18th March

Tuesday 7th May

Monday 17th June

Monday 29th July

Monday 9th September

Monday 21st October

Minutes of 2019 PTA Meetings

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


PTA Minutes 11th Feb 2019