Important Things to Note – 13 May 2022

Westlake at Orange

Key changes for schools going into Covid Orange effectively from the start of Term 2 are:

  1. No gathering size limits or activity restrictions on site in Orange Alert Level.
  2. Mask use indoors is encouraged but not required for staff or students. Face masks continue to be required for students aged 12 and above on school and public transport.
  3. No restrictions on visitors coming on site, but all visitors still have to sign in at the main office at any Alert Level.
Parent Teacher Interviews

Our second Parent Teacher Interviews are being held on Tuesday 17 May. You can book via the Parent Portal on our website HERE.

For the safety and wellbeing of everyone in attendance, we strongly recommend that you wear a mask. Our teachers will all be wearing masks for your protection.

With Covid still prevalent in our community, we are hoping to keep numbers on site to a minimum. If you are able to make arrangements for younger siblings to be looked after offsite, it would be appreciated, however we do understand this won’t be possible in every situation.

There will be limited parking available in our two car parking areas  – one off Wairau Road, and the one next to Smales Farm Bus Depot.

Teacher-only Day

Our Teacher-only Day is this Monday, 16 May. If your daughter is aged under 14 and has no adult or older sibling supervision at home, we have a space for her at school to study independently, but you need to register by emailing [email protected] before Monday, and letting our team know that she will be on site. We will then forward you the relevant information.

Pink Shirt Day

Next Friday, 20 May, we are celebrating Pink Shirt Day, in support of inclusion and kindness. It’s a non-uniform day for students, with a gold coin donation going towards the Mental Health Foundation. Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying, after a peer was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. In Aotearoa, Pink Shirt Day works to create schools, workplaces, communities and whānau where everyone feels safe, valued and respected.

Korean Night 2022

Our fabulous Korean Night is being held on Friday 3 June at the Westlake Boys School Auditorium. It starts at 7pm and will conclude at 9.30pm.

The Westlake Korean Night is an annual event that aims to promote and share in essence what Korean culture is about to both the Westlake and wider community by exhibiting a diverse range of traditional and modern performances. Over the past 10 years, Westlake Korean Night has been extremely successful with an average of 1500 audience members every year.

Be in quick to purchase your tickets as we can’t guarantee door sales on the night.

$6 standard admission ticket + raffle
$7 standard admission + glow stick + raffle
$15 VIP  – VIP Entrance + reserved seat + complementary drink and snack

CLICK HERE to make your purchase.

Senior Mid-Year Exam/Assessment Week

We will be holding a mid-year exam/assessment week for our senior students from Monday 20 June to Wednesday 22 June. The timetable is:

Timing Monday 20 June  Tuesday 21 June  Wednesday 22 June 
9.15 – 10.45am 12ENGL
13 STAT 13EnGL
11.30am – 12.30pm 13CHEM
1.30 – 3pm 11MATS

Year 11s

Year 11 students have an exam on Monday afternoon. They only need to come into school for their exam and don’t need to be at school in the morning. All Year 11 students will be back in class on Tuesday 21 June.

Year 12s
Year 12 students have an exam on Monday morning. They only need to come into school for their exam and can go home afterwards. All Year 12 students will be back in class on Tuesday 21 June.

Year 13s
On Monday and Tuesday, Year 13 students only come into school to sit their exam. Year 13s taking English will sit their exam on Wednesday morning and then ALL Year 13 students are expected back in class from Period 3 on Wednesday 22 June onwards.

Uniform Shop Open Hours Term 2

The Uniform shop is based in Unit 10, 54 View Road, Wairau Valley. It will be open during Term 2 (2 May to 8 July) on the following days and times.

Monday 2.30 – 5pm (closed Monday 6 June for Queen’s Birthday)
Tuesday 2.30 – 5pm
Wednesday 2.30 – 5pm
Thursday 2.30 – 5pm
Saturday CLOSED except as listed below
Saturday 14 May 10am – 2pm
Saturday 11 June 10am – 2pm
Term 2 Key Dates
Monday 2 May Start of Term 2
Monday 2 May Online bookings go live for Parent Teacher interviews
Thursday 5 May Cross Country (compulsory for Year 9 students)
Thursday 12 May Face-to-face Parent Teacher interviews (session 1) 4 – 7pm
Monday 16 May Teacher-only Day
Tuesday 17 May Face-to-face Parent Teacher interviews (session 2) 4 – 7pm
Monday 6 June Queen’s Birthday (School closed)
Monday 20 June – Wednesday 22 June Mid-year exam/assessment week
Friday 24 June Matariki (school closed)
Wednesday 29 June – Saturday 9 July School Production Season
Tuesday 5 July Open Night
Friday 8 July End of Term 2
Term 3 Key Dates
Monday 25 July Start of Term 3
Thursday 28 July (3pm) Junior mid-year reports issued via the Parent Portal
Thursday 4 August (3pm) Senior mid-year reports issued via the Parent Portal
Friday 5 August Gala Concert
Thursday 11 August Parent Teacher Interviews
Friday 30 September End of Term 3