Mother Son Breakfast – Thursday 10 May


Purchase your tickets NOW for our annual Mother Son Breakfast which will be held on Thursday 10th May.

Doors open at 6.45am for a 7.00am start. Event concludes by 8.30am.

Tickets are $25.00 each and can be purchased online via the Tickets tab on the school website front page or here

NB. Please purchase  a ticket for each person attending , ie both mother and son.

This popular annual event offers Mums and sons an opportunity to spend some quality time together while enjoying a yummy breakfast provided by the Rowing Society and a presentation from Dr Tony Fernando, a Psychiatrist and senior lecturer at The University of Auckland, on “Jedi Mind Tricks for Happiness”.

All students and their mothers, grandmothers and/or female role models are invited to attend.

About Dr Tony Fernando

Tony is a psychiatrist and a senior lecturer in Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland. He obtained his medical degree from the University of the Philippines and his psychiatry and sleep training at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been awarded multiple teaching awards by medical students and the faculty of medicine in Auckland. In 2012, he was awarded by President Aquino of the Philippines for his services to sleep medicine and medical education. In 2015, he received the Chair’s award by the New Zealand Medical Association, the highest recognition given by the association to any doctor in New Zealand for his work on physician wellbeing. He plays the cello, is a cheap-eats foodie and despite his fear of the water, has swum across the Auckland Harbour and competes in ocean races and triathlons. In January of 2017, he received temporary ordination as a Buddhist monk in Myanmar. He is in the final stages of his PhD at the University of Auckland, studying compassion in medicine. More recently, he started a weekly mindfulness and emotional balance programme for inmates at Mt Eden Correctional Facility in Auckland.

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

2018 Proms Concert – Thurs 12 April, 7.30pm


 

Join us for an evening of fabulous music and fun! Our annual Proms Concert will showcase the award-winning Westlake Symphony Orchestra, Choralation Choir and Voicemale Choir.

Our concerto soloist is viola player Cecile McNeill, who will play ‘When Gravity Fails’ by Christchurch composer Philip Norman.  We are honoured to have a special guest conductor – NZ’s only international Steinway artist, Jason Bae, who will conduct the overture to comic opera The Merry Wives of Windsor (Otto Nicolai). Jason is a Westlaker, internationally renowned concert pianist, and up and coming conductor. Here’s his website: http://jasonbaepianist.com/

Of course the programme will also include all the’Last Night of the Proms’ favourites: ‘Jerusalem’, ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ and ‘Rule Britannia!’ with guest solist Dr. Morag Atchison.

The concert begins at 7.30pm in the Westlake Boys Auditorium.  Refreshments will be available in the interval.  Feel free to don your best British-themed outfit (prize for best-dressed) and wave your Union Jack!

Tickets: $15 and Concessions $10, available on the door.

Scholars’ Breakfast – Wednesday 28 March 2018


Headmaster Mr Ferguson invites Scholarship students, parents & staff to attend the 2018 Scholars’ Breakfast.

This is a new event, introduced last year to get scholarship students and their parents together at the beginning of the year. Its aim is to acknowledge and celebrate this special group of academic achievers, as well as using the occasion to deliver messages to motivate and inspire them to do well.

Date & Time: Wednesday 28 March, 7.00am sharp

Venue:  Westlake Boys Auditorium

Guest Speaker: Matthew Lie 2012 Dux

As well as being Dux for 2012, Matt was Deputy Head Boy, Cultural Captain and winner of the John Patterson Memorial Trophy. He achieved 5 A* grades in A Level Maths, English Literature, Chemistry, Biology and Physics, as well as Outstanding Scholarships in Chemistry and Calculus and Scholarships in English, Statistics and Physics.

After Westlake, Matt went on to gain a First Class BE(Hons) and ME(Hons) in Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Auckland. He now works for Lanaco as a product development engineer.

Come and listen to Matt’s story and hear how you too could achieve so much.

Tickets: available online now at https://nz.patronbase.com/_Westlake/Productions

Free for scholarship students and $25 for parents, but all attending need a ticket.

Ticket sales close:  5pm, Wednesday 21 March

Parking: WBHS Tennis Court or on surrounding streets (please do not park in school carparks)

Event queries to: Liz Peters [email protected]

Dr Shimi Kang presents “Raising Healthy, Happy, Self-Motivated Kids” – Wed 21 March 2018


Headmaster David Ferguson and the Westlake Boys PTA are delighted to invite parents and members of the local community to a very special opportunity to hear world-renowned psychiatrist, neuroscientist and best-selling author Dr Shimi Kang speak at Westlake Boys.

Dr Shimi Kang is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and author of the 2016 U.S. News International Book Award Winner and internationally-acclaimed book, The Dolphin Parent: A Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy and Self-Motivated Kids. She is a regular contributor to Ted Talks and an acclaimed international speaker. This is her first time visiting New Zealand and we are extremely honoured that she has agreed to share her expertise with us.

We are living in the most rapidly changing, ultra-competitive, globally diverse and socially connected era ever known. Drawing on irrefutable science and unforgettable stories, Dr Kang illuminates the latest research-based methods for developing the new future-ready skills for success.

The Headmaster heard Dr Kang speak in her hometown of Vancouver in 2016 at an International Boys School Conference. He feels that her content is current and relevant to the issues facing all young people nowadays and encourages parents to hear her for themselves.
Date: Wednesday 21 March

Time: 7.00 – 8.30pm

Venue: Westlake Boys High School Auditorium

Tickets: $10.00 via Eventbrite at https://wbhsdrshimikang.eventbrite.co.nz

We hope you make the most of this rare opportunity to listen to Dr Shimi Kang on her short visit to New Zealand.

Lantern Festival Morning Tea – Friday 2 March 2018


The Lantern Festival Morning Tea is an annual event aimed at providing Westlake parents, especially our Asian families, with an opportunity to meet some staff, students and fellow parents in a social environment to help them feel more connected to the school.

This year’s event will be held on Friday 2 March from 11.15am-12.15pm in the Westlake PTA Conference Room upstairs above the new gymnasium. Parents are also invited to attend the full School Assembly from 10.30 – 11.00am in the School Auditorium beforehand.

If you would like to join us for the morning tea and/or the school assembly please contact Event Manager, Liz Peters at [email protected] before Friday 23 February with the following details:

Full name of each guest

Son’s name

Sons form class

Do you want to attend the assembly and morning tea or morning tea only?

Do you have any special dietary requirements?

We look forward to welcoming you to our event.

등불 축제 모닝티는 연례 행사로서 웨스트레이크 학부모님, 특히 아시안 가족들을 대상으로 학교 직원들, 학생들 그리고 다른 부모님들과 편안한 환경 속에서 학교와 더 연결될 수 있도록 만남을 갖는 목적으로 계획되었습니다.

올해 행사는 3월 2일 금요일 오전 11시 15분부터 오후 12시 15분까지 새로운 체육관 위층에 위치한 웨스트레이크 PTA 컨퍼런스룸에서 열리게 됩니다. 학부모님께서는 오전 10시 30분부터 오전 11시까지 학교 강당에서 열리는 전학교 조회 또한 참석하실 수 있습니다.

모닝티 및 학교 조회에 참석을 원하시면 아래의 사항을 포함하여 2월 23일 금요일 전에 이벤트 매니저이신 Liz Peters 선생님의 이메일 [email protected] 으로 연락주시길 바랍니다. 한국어로 답변주시길 원하시면 한인담당 Yeseul Lee 선생님 이메일 [email protected]으로 연락주시길 바랍니다.

각 참석자 성함

자녀 이름

자녀 폼 클래스

학교 조회와 모닝티 모두 참석 혹은 모닝티만 참석하시길 원하십니까?

특별한 식이 요건이 있습니까?

본교는 이번 행사에서 귀하를 환영하길 기대하고 있습니다.

 

 

元宵早茶会是学校每年举办的旨在帮助家长,尤其是亚洲裔家长沟通的聚会。家长可以在茶会上和教职员工和其他学生家长见面沟通并互相了解。

 

今年的早茶会将于3月2日周五上午1115到1215举行,地点在新健身房二楼的PTA会议室。同时也欢迎家长们观摩早茶会之前的在大礼堂之前的全校学生例会。时间是1030到1100.

 

如果您打算参加早茶会和学生例会,请于2月23日前与Liz Peters联系 [email protected],并说明如下信息:

 

家长全名

儿子名字

儿子年级

您打算参加早茶会和学生例会,还是只参加早茶会?

您有何特别的饮食要求?

 

我们期待您的参与。

 

 

 

2017 Graduation Dinner


Tickets are now on sale for our popular Graduation Dinner where we celebrate students completing their final year of secondary education at Westlake Boys High School.

The event provides an opportunity to farewell departing students and to wish them well for their futures as Westlakers. The evening’s proceedings will include a formal graduation ceremony, a valedictory address, an entertaining speaker and opportunities for photographs. We are delighted that Duncan Garner, a former Westlake student and New Zealand radio and television host, will be our guest speaker.

A full buffet meal will be served and a cash bar will be available.  Due to liquor licensing requirements, students must be 18 years or over and produce valid ID in order to purchase an alcoholic drink. We will be following the Ministry of Health guidelines on intoxication, which means any person who is intoxicated will not be served alcohol and may be required to leave the premises.

The dress code is semi-formal i.e. collared long-sleeve shirts and dress trousers are expected, jackets and ties are optional, jeans, casual shirts and sports shoes are not appropriate.

Tickets are available online via the Tickets tab on the school website https://nz.patronbase.com/_Westlake/Productions or from the Uniform Shop until Friday 24th November (unless sold out prior). All boys need to be accompanied by at least ONE parent/guardian, unless special permission has been granted by the Headmaster. Due to the high demand on tickets there will be a limit of three per family. We recommend that you purchase your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

If you haven’t made your seating request, please fill out the online form: http://tinyurl.com/2017gradseats

We will do our best to meet seating requests, but they cannot be guaranteed.

Queries to Liz Peters, [email protected]

2017 Sports Awards Dinner


2017 Westlake Boys Sports Awards Dinner, Friday 3 November 2017

On Friday 3 November, we held our annual Sports Awards Dinner and shared our many outstanding student achievements with 450 parents, guests, and staff in the Auditorium. Guest speaker Joe Sullivan spoke about the highlights from his distinguished careers in Rowing and Sailing. He also discussed many of the attributes and traits that he believes are essential to success in any field, this was an insightful and inspiring speech from someone who has won both an Olympic Gold Medal and the America’s Cup in recent years.

The night was filled with many accolades in all of our sports (75 trophies were given away on the evening) as well as close to 50 Year 13 students who received their Colour’s Awards. Colour’s Awards are now given exclusively to Year 13 as a commemorative coin, to acknowledge the loyalty, service and positive contribution they have made to their respective Premier teams.

The winners of our Special Awards on the evening were:

  • Bev Russell Award for Top Student Coach – Cain Nutall
  • Brett Hart Trophy for Team of the Year – Senior Cross Country (Joe Clark, Murdoch McIntyre, David Moore, Stuart Hofmeyr, Zach Keenan and Daniel Robertson)
  • Alf Butt Trophy for True Sportsmanship – Reuben Fitzgerald
  • Colin Pascoe Cup for Outstanding Attitude and Sportsmanship – Jason Churches
  • Simon Bryan Awards for Outstanding Achievement – Connor Bell and Finn Kennard-Campbell
  • Arblaster Cup for Sportsman of the Year – Oscar Guo

Our Staff Recognition Awards for Coaching/Managing went to:

  • Andrew Clarke – Cycling
  • Christel Labuschagne – Touch, Rugby and Rugby League
  • Ryan Scivier – Cricket and Football
  • Ashley James – Rugby and Sevens
  • Marilyn Thorpe – Badminton

The night was capped off by each attendee receiving a booklet that highlighted the sporting year in full. A fantastic keepsake for all students that have played Premier sport in 2017. If you are keen to get a copy, please contact [email protected]

Our sporting highlights video for year (made by Tracey McKay) can be seen by clicking on the link below:

www.facebook.com/WBHSSPORT

Our event photographers, Tracey McKay and Year 12 photography students, Shaun Lee and Do Yeong Kim did a great job of capturing photographs of our award winners, students, families, staff and guests. You can view them via this link https://flic.kr/s/aHsmaDnvYN

Particular thanks go to Deb Hodge and Liz Peters for their outstanding planning and preparation in the lead up to the event.

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Revision Programme 2017


The WBHS Holiday Revision Program will be running again this year from 2nd October to the 12th October.

Students and parents are able to see the timetable and booking details and their confirmed bookings by logging on at http://bit.ly/wbhshrp or through the link on our Start Page.

Parents can view and download the timetable at http://bit.ly/hrp2017classes and a course selection form at http://bit.ly/hrp2017form

Students will need to complete a Course Selection Form and take this to the Uniform Shop in Student Services, where bookings and payments will be made. Payments can be made by cash, Fftpos, credit or student ID if credit has been loaded onto the shop account on My Monitor at http://bit.ly/wbhsmym or through our Start Page.

Each session costs $20 and is 90 minutes long. Sessions start at 9:00am, 11:00am and 1:00pm.

Please note that payment will not be accepted on the day of the sessions and bookings will close on the last day of Term 3.

Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis and there is a maximum of 15 places in each session. We expect sessions to sell out, so please make sure to book early to avoid disappointment.

If you have and questions or would like to discuss the possibility of financial assistance, please contact Mr. Sean McWilliams.