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Education: Westlake Boys High School

Westlake Sport Depends on Involvement of Teaching Staff

In any given winter week, over 1700 Westlake Boys students involved in over 150 teams across several sporting codes take to the fields, courts and tracks of the North Shore and wider Auckland district. The majority of these teams are coached and managed voluntarily by 117 members of the school’s teaching and administration staff. An additional 70+ volunteer student coaches provide crucial support and guidance to basketball and football teams.

Director of Sport, Rob Taylor is quick to point out that the school could not provide students with the diverse range of opportunities to participate in its extensive sporting programme if it weren’t for the generous contributions made by these staff members and student coaches.  Student coaching is a relatively new initiative that enables senior students to share their skills and experience with Westlake’s junior sportsmen. Student coaches work voluntarily and receive a specially designed hoodie to identify them as an official school coach.

Upcoming Events
Westlake Schools Drama Production – RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, Tues 22 – Sat 26 July
Westlake Boys and Girls drama students join forces to stage this year’s drama production, Return to the Forbidden Planet. The plot is based, very loosely, on the 1956 film Forbidden Planet , a sci-fi version of William Shakespeare's The Tempest. Tickets are available from the school $15 students, $20 adults.

Westlake Boys Annual Open Night, Thursday 31st July, 6.00pm –– The  popular annual open night event gives prospective 2015 Year 9 students, their parents and caregivers a chance to go on a guided tour of the school and witness the various departments in operation before viewing a presentation by the Headmaster and senior staff. 

by Channel Magazine

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