Jubilee Updates

  • Follow Us on Facebook

    If you haven't already done so, don't forget to "Like" both the Westlakers and Westlake Boys 50th Jubilee Facebook pages.

    Thank you for your interest in Westlake Boys 50th Jubilee. It's going to be a great few days and we look forward to sharing it with you!

  • Jubilee Dinner - 6.30pm, Saturday 11th August

    Incase you haven't already heard the line up of Westlaker guest speakers for the 50th Jubilee Dinner includes:

    Dr Andrew Greensmith (Westlaker 1983-1987)

    Andrew was involved in the amazing surgery that separated to conjoined twins at Royal Melbourne Children's Hospital in 2010.

    Graham Darlow (Westlaker 1968-1972)

    Graham was Deputy Head Boy in 1972 and served on the Board of Trustees from 2005-2011 including a term as Chairman from 2007. Graham was recently appointed Chief Executive Fletcher Building and is also President of the NZ Institution of Engineers.

    AJ Hackett (Westlaker 1972-1974)

    Adventure sport pioneer, AJ Hackett, hit world headlines in 1992 when he leapt off the Eiffel Tower in Paris attached to a massive rubber band. 20 years later AJ Hackett Bungy jumps have become an international phenomenon.

    Duncan Garner (Westlaker 1987-1991) - Master of Ceremonies

    Duncan has worked as a television journalist since 1995. Since 2010 Duncan has been political editor for 3 News based in Wellington. 

    Tickets to the dinner are $125 per person and include a superb 3 course meal, drink on arrival, wine on your table, entertainment and great company! There is no dancing at the dinner.

    If you have specific seating requests, just let us know on your registration form and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

  • Westlake Boys' 50th Jubilee - NEXT WEEKEND!

    Friday 3rd August 2012


    BUY TICKETSWestlake Boys 50th Jubilee is NEXT WEEKEND!


    If you've already ordered your tickets - THANKS! Read on for event and ticket collection details.

    If you're one of many who are obviously "still getting around to it" - please do us a favour and order your tickets asap! The full Jubilee events programme is provided below. Tickets can be purchased at www.westlakejubilee2012.co.nz or if you'd prefer a registration form to be emailed to you, drop us a note to jubilee@westlake.school.nz

    The last day for Dinner ticket sales is THIS Tuesday - our caterer needs to order the food so we can't leave it any later sorry folks!

    Tickets to other events will be available until later in the week.

    Tickets will NOT be posted to you. See the Jubilee Programme below for details of Ticket Collection/Jubilee Registration times.

    JUBILEE GOLF DAY - 11.00am Thursday, North Shore Golf Club

    A separate email will be sent on Monday to all those registered for the Golf Day. Be prepared for a 11.00am arrival for a 11.30am tee-off at North Shore Golf Club and a day of good healthy Westlaker fun and competition!  A packed lunch and light dinner is included. The Jubilee Golf Day is a fundraiser for the Westlake Jubilee Cricket Tour to South Africa later this year. Thank you for your contribution to this cause.


    If you have ordered tickets to this event, they will be available for collection at the door. Extra tickets can be purchased at the door for $15. Seating is not allocated - guests are welcome to sit upstairs or downstairs.

    Enjoy an evening of outstanding musical performances from the Westlake Boys and Girls combined award winning bands, orchestras and choirs. This evening will be extraordinary. Don't miss it! Welcome back to special guest MC: Robbie Ellis (1998-2002)

    JUBILEE ASSEMBLY - 10.30am Friday

    Presented by Old Boy and longstanding staff member Peter Rea. The Jubilee Assembly will feature a DVD celebrating Westlake's first 50 years. The Jubilee Time Capsule ceremony is also included as part of this assembly.

    Please aim to arrive early. Some parking will be available on the tennis court but this will fill up quickly. Guest seating is upstairs in the Auditorium.

    MORNING TEA & PTA REUNION - 11.30am Friday, Staffroom

    Thanks to the Westlake Boys PTA for hosting this function and giving all Old Boys, former staff and parents a chance to catch up over a cuppa!

    GUIDED SCHOOL TOURS - 11.30 - 2.30pm Friday, every half hour from Reception

    Join this free informative tour with a current prefect and check out what's changed around campus. We look forward to hearing your recollections and tales too!

    BEVIES AND BANTER - 6.30pm Friday, WBHS Auditorium

    The Bevies and Banter event is the Mix n Mingle event of the weekend for Old Boys, former and current staff. Parking will be available on the tennis court, in school carparks and on streets around WBHS. Taxi and Dial A Driver services will be available to get you home (or to town!) safely.

    Collect your ticket and namecard from the Jubilee Registration marquee.

    Check out the photo schedule on your way into the event and DON'T miss your year group photo! All group photos will be taken on stage.

    To ensure speedy service bars will be cash only. Eftpos cash out facilities will be available but if you want to avoid the queues, please bring cash with you.

    Jubilee merchandise (rugby books, golf umbrellas, signet rings and Westlaker ties) will be available for sale - Mastercard, Visa and eftpos accepted.

    Check out our new Fuji Xerox Futurepic online photo catalogue system. All photos ever taken at Westlake are now available for you to search and purchase.

    SUPPORTERS at the PAVILION FUNCTION - Saturday 11.00am - 3.30pm

    There's a lot of sporting action going on during the day on Saturday (including an Old Boys rugby match!) - catch it all from the Pavilion, or just come along and catch up with your mates. Families welcome. Tickets $10. Children free. Tickets online or at the door.

    JUBILEE GALA DINNER - 6.30pm Saturday, WBHS Auditorium (Formal, black tie optional)

    Dinner Guest Speakers:

    Dr Andrew Greensmith (Westlaker 1983-1987), world renown surgeon

    Graham Darlow (Westlaker 1968-1972), CEO Fletcher Construction

    AJ Hackett (Westlaker 1972-1974), adventure sport entrepreneur

    Master of Ceremonies: Duncan Garner (Westlaker 1987-1991) - 3 News political editor

    Dinner entertainer - world class classical guitarist Peter McAven (Westlaker 1965-1969)

    Tickets to the dinner are $125 per person and include a superb 3 course meal, drink on arrival, wine on your table, entertainment and great company! There is no dancing at the dinner.

    If you have specific seating requests, just let us know on your registration form and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

    Cash bar available.

    Taxi and Dial A Driver services available. 

  • Former and Current Staff Attending the Jubilee

    Come along to the Bevies and Banter and/or Jubilee Dinner and catch up with the following former and current staff members:

    David Ferguson

    Dugald Page

    Joan Farrell

    Brett Hart

    Peter Murchison

    Don Johnson

    Hugh Willis

    Ken Simpson

    Ian "BIF" Hall

    Brian Rivers

    Jim Dale

    Athol Salter

    Alex Reed

    Shane Young

    Mark Jackson

    Joe Cachopa

    Steve McCracken

    Ross Smith

    John Russell

    Rachel Peak

    Tina Kwok

    Keryn Wright

    Christine Gratton

    Robert Gratton

    Simon Smith

    Sue Smith

    Barbara Naylan

    John Norris

    Peter Rea

    Tony Vinicombe

    David Knowles

    Dave Taylor

    Jason Renau

    Adrienne Burney

    Robyn Brown

    Jim Halliday

    Bob Overend

    Jan Johnson

    Margie Cachopa

    Geoff Sheehan

    Robin Noble

    Brian Norton

    Colin Speir

    Daphne Kent

    Rod Orange (overseas for Jubilee Friday and Saturday but keen to meet anybody interested at Takapuna Beach Cafe, 10.30am Sunday 12th August)



  • Final Jubilee Programme (updated Saturday 4th August)


    See below for details of the full Jubilee programme. Please register for all events at www.westlakejubilee2012.co.nz or email us for a registration form jubilee@westlake.school.nz


    * Ticketed events (Tickets will NOT be posted out. All tickets and namecards can be collected at Jubilee Registration at the times detailed below)

    ** Last day for Jubilee Dinner ticket sales is THIS TUESDAY 7th AUGUST.

    Thursday 9th August 2012

    11.00am            Jubilee Golf Day (SOLD OUT)                                       North Shore Golf Club

    7.30pm             *Jubilee Gala Concert ($15)                                            WBHS Auditorium


    Friday 10th August 2012

    10.30am            Jubilee Assembly and Time Capsule Ceremony              WBHS Auditorium

    11.30am            Jubilee Morning Tea and PTA Reunion                            Staffroom

    11.30am – 2.30pm         Guided School Tours                                         Every 30min from Reception

    11.30am – 2.30pm         Jubilee Registration / Ticket Collection / Shop     Carpark Marquee

    5.30pm – 8.30pm          Jubilee Registration / Ticket Collection / Shop     Carpark Marquee

    6.30pm til late               *Bevies and Banter ($40)                                 WBHS Auditorium


    Saturday 11th August 2012

    11.00am – 3.30pm         *Supporters at the Pavilion function ($10)           Sports Pavilion

    10.30am – 2.30pm         Jubilee Registration / Ticket Collection / Shop     Carpark Marquee

    12.00 midday                WBHS 1st XI Football vs St Kentigerns 1st XI       Sports Field

    12.00 midday                WBHS 2nd XV vs Northcote College 1st XV          No. 1 Rugby field

    1.15pm                         WBHS Old Boys Rugby Match                          No. 1 Rugby field

    2.30pm                         WBHS 1st XV vs Massey Semi-Final                  No. 1 Rugby field

    5.30pm – 7.30pm          Jubilee Registration / Ticket Collection / Shop     Carpark Marquee

    6.30pm til late               **Jubilee Gala Dinner                                         WBHS Auditorium

                                        Last day for dinner ticket sales – Tuesday 7th August