Around The World


Language Department

Each department within languages offers its own range of diverse  cultural experiences. Refer to the links above to find out more about  pétanque, Language Week and the various language department trips  available.


Languages Week

 Ni Hao, Bonjour, Guten Tag, Kon’nichiwa, Kia Ora!

Westlake Boys’ High School celebrates Language Week with a range of  fun and educational events, which highlight the importance of learning a  second language. During this week the teachers and students embrace the  multicultural and linguistically-orientated week with enthusiasm and a  sense of competition. Each day of the week one of the different  languages that boys have the opportunity of learning at Westlake is  celebrated.

Having learnt  the way boys work, we know that food-orientated  activities are a success thus we offer speciality foods in the quad each  day to give the boys a flavour of each country. It is lovely to see the  students of all year groups enjoying a variety of foods from Chinese  dumplings to pretzels and pain au chocolat to sushi. Of course food only  plays one part of the festivities.