Graduation Dinner

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 2019 Westlake Boys Graduation Dinner. We have planned for it to be an enjoyable and memorable evening and a fitting end to our Year 13 students’ time at Westlake.

Where: WBHS Auditorium

When: Friday, November 29th, beginning at 7 pm

Tickets: $60 and can be purchased via eventbrite

  • Ticket sales will close Wednesday, November 20th, unless sold out prior.

Here are some handy details for the event:

Start time

Proceedings will commence at 7.00pm sharp (doors open at 6.15pm) and will conclude at approximately 10.30pm. Please allow plenty of time to get through the traffic, park and find your table prior to 7pm.


Parking will be available in the school carparks and surrounding streets.


Please enter through the doors located at the Forrest Hill Road end of the building. Admission to the dinner is by ticket only so please remember to bring your tickets with you.


You will have an opportunity to have a family photo taken on arrival in front of the archway if the weather permits or in “The Street” if it’s wet. There will be a “photo booth” at the back of the Auditorium where guests can take their own photos. Our photographers will do their best to capture each student crossing the stage.

Table seating

Every endeavour has been made to seat students and their families with or close to the friends they requested. Your table number will be displayed on a seating plan in The Street. We respectfully request that you sit at your allocated table. Thank you.

Dress code

This is a formal event and we ask that all guests are dressed appropriately, men in long-sleeve collared shirt and dress trousers please. Jacket and tie is optional. Jeans, sports shoes and t-shirts are not suitable.


This is a licensed function. We cannot sell alcohol to anyone under the age of 18 and students will need to show their R18 ID’s at the bar. The bar will be located at the back of the Auditorium. Eftpos will be available. Please purchase drinks before sitting down.

  • If you choose to drink, we ask you to ensure that you do so responsibly and keep in mind that the availability of alcohol at future Graduation Dinners is dependent upon you respecting this privilege. We reserve the right to remove anyone who shows signs of intoxication. Disorderly and inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated.

Leave a Legacy

Your son might be leaving Westlake but, as a Westlaker, he will always be a part of our school. You may like to consider purchasing a Westlakers Wall plaque. This costs $250.00 and is mounted on the Westlakers Wall in the new Westlake Gymnasium – your son’s name and/or your family name will feature on the plaque forever.

Giving Back

Westlakers run a $100 Club, which is a fund used to help worthy students at Westlake who are unable to fulfil their potential due to financial hardship. If you would like to be part of this, you will be able to make your donation at the bar and pay it forward to Westlake students of the future who will be grateful for the opportunities this will allow them to experience.


On the evening you will be looked after by our Kapa Haka group who are fundraising for their 2019 tour to Australia. They will be running a raffle with tickets priced at $2 each or 3 for $5. It would be helpful if you can bring cash for this.

Posted in Featured on Oct 22, 2019