Students at Westlake Boys High School are in mentoring groups known as Virtute or Te Kauri groups, instead of Form classes. The mentor groups meet for an admin period on Monday mornings to hand out important information, notices and make plans for the week, and on a Friday for mentoring.
School starts at 8:45 am every day, except Thursdays, when students are to be in school by 9:35 am. School finishes at 3:10 pm every day. On Fridays period 2 is replaced with Mentoring and Assembly.
The timetable runs on a 6-day cycle that rotates through the days of the week.
2022 Term dates
Start: Tuesday 1 February (Year 9 and new students orientation)
Wednesday 2 February (whole school)
Finish: Thursday 14 April
Start: Monday 2 May
Finish: Friday 8 July
Start: Monday 25 July
Finish: Friday 30 September
Start: Monday 17 October
Finish: Friday 9 December