Westlake Boys High School Graduation Dinner 2012 – Guest Speaker Winston Cowie

Westlake’s 2012 Leavers were farewelled in style on Saturday night at their Graduation Dinner. 180 Year 13 students, their families and 40 staff members enjoyed many highlights throughout the evening including a performance by Westlake’s award-winning string orchestra, Camerata; an address by an inspiring Westlaker of many talents and accomplishments, 2000 Head Boy Winston Cowie; dinner entertainment by The Groen Experience and a top notch DVD featuring memorable people and events of the past five years.

Westlake 50th Jubilee Graduation Dinner speaker Winston Cowie

Westlake 50th Jubilee Graduation Dinner speaker Winston Cowie 2012

Headmaster David Ferguson kicked the evening off with a rousing address and Head Boy Prasad Ravi closed the evening with a witty Valedictory Speech before leading the Class of 2012 through their final chorus of the school song. Ravi was honoured with a spontaneous Haka by his Year 13 counterparts who, as reminded by Westlakers President Richard Stevens, became Westlakers as they crossed the stage during the evening’s official Graduation Ceremony…..

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Solaris Films New Zealand Ltd Update                                                                          Mystery at Midge Bay will screen for one night only at Matakana Cinemas on 6 December, at 6:30pm, and The Kumara Box, Dargaville, on December 7 at 6:30pm. Limited seats are available. That is next week – please contact the venues for tickets.

A Flame Flickers in the Darkness Update                                                                 And there are only circa 80 out of 500 copies left of A Flame Flickers in the Darkness, Winston Cowie’s New Zealand historical fiction novel or book based on the New Zealand Wars or Maori Wars or New Zealand Land Wars of the 1860s. You can grab a copy from Whitcoulls, independent bookstores and online on PublishMe and Fishpond.


Winston Cowie Westlake Graduation Dinner speech 2012

Winston Cowie Westlake Graduation Dinner speech 2012



(Winston Cowie)

30 November 2012