West­lake Boys’ High fo­cuses on ex­cel­lence

Metro Magazine NZ - - Education Providers Showcase - IF YOU ARE IN­TER­ESTED IN SUB­MIT­TING AN EN­ROL­MENT AP­PLI­CA­TION FOR YOUR SON TO AT­TEND WEST­LAKE BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL IN 2018, PLEASE GO TO WWW.WEST­LAKE.SCHOOL.NZ.

Stu­dents ex­pe­ri­ence con­stant feel­ings of per­sonal achieve­ment, re­ward, self-dis­cov­ery and de­vel­op­ment.

Over the past 55 years, West­lake Boys’ High School has ma­tured into one of New Zealand’s high­est-per­form­ing sec­ondary schools. The state-funded col­lege on Auck­land’s North Shore has built a strong rep­u­ta­tion for ex­cel­lence based upon its stu­dents’ out­stand­ing na­tional achieve­ments.

West­lake boys con­sis­tently achieve na­tional hon­ours in academia, sport and the arts. The school’s cul­ture of ex­cel­lence is built upon a fo­cus of high ex­pec­ta­tions around aca­demic achieve­ment cou­pled with out­stand­ing ex­tracur­ric­u­lar op­por­tu­ni­ties and com­pre­hen­sive sup­port sys­tems.

Head­mas­ter David Fer­gu­son says that “as a re­sult of West­lake Boys’ tai­lored fo­cus upon a young man’s po­ten­tial, a West­lake ed­u­ca­tion en­ables stu­dents to ex­pe­ri­ence con­stant feel­ings of per­sonal achieve­ment, re­ward, self-dis­cov­ery and de­vel­op­ment”.

West­lake Boys’ High School’s aca­demic re­sults over the past three years speak for them­selves:

• In 2014, West­lake Boys’ was the top Schol­ar­ship school in the coun­try: its stu­dents achieved a to­tal of 167 Schol­ar­ships across a wide va­ri­ety of sub­jects.

• Two of New Zealand’s top three Schol­ar­ship stu­dents i n 2014 were from West­lake Boys’, and Dux Joshua Hansen se­cured the Prime Min­is­ter’s Award for top Schol­ar­ship stu­dent in the coun­try.

• In 2015 and 2016, West­lake once again fea­tured among the top three Schol­ar­ship schools.

• In 2016, of New Zealand’s top 60 Schol­ar­ship stu­dents, eight were West­lake Boys’ grad­u­ates.

Con­sis­tently in re­cent years, three of New Zealand’s top four Schol­ar­ship schools have been boys’ schools.

Re­search sup­ports the choice of all fam­i­lies who seek a boys’ ed­u­ca­tion for their sons — the Achieve­ment in Boys’ Schools sur­vey pub­lished in 2014 by the New Zealand Coun­cil of Ed­u­ca­tional Re­search re­vealed that, at all decile lev­els, boys do bet­ter in boys’ schools. Ev­i­dence showed that the rea­son for this clear find­ing was that boys’ schools are able to de­liver an ed­u­ca­tion that fo­cuses on the spe­cific learn­ing needs and de­vel­op­ment pat­terns of young men.

A West­lake ed­u­ca­tion is tai­lored to a young man’s po­ten­tial, en­sur­ing that each stu­dent is treated as an in­di­vid­ual. Stu­dents are ex­pected to dis­play good man­ners and re­spect for oth­ers and to de­velop high lev­els of self-dis­ci­pline.

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