This Labour Weekend – 23rd to 26th October 2014 – Wellesley College turns 100.

Buy tickets to the Wellesley Centenary celebrations

Little more than a week to go before the Centenary celebrations, and the excitement is building. A huge amount of time and effort has been put into the events by a large number of people, too numerous to mention here. Our sincerest thanks to all of you for your help in making what will be a great weekend.

If you have not yet booked, time is rapidly running out!
If you have booked but not yet paid, time is rapidly running out!

We also have memorabilia for sale. Have a look at what is for sale here, or:



The cut-off dates for registration and payment for each event are noted below. We have to finalise numbers with suppliers, and cannot hold places for those who have not registered and paid. To be able to attend an event you MUST have both registered AND paid on or before that event’s cut-off date (shown below).


1. Event bookings
Please book for all events by clicking this link.

2. Payment options
Please note that all payments must now be online with a credit card.
(Payments via cheque or direct credit can no longer be accepted.)


Dinner with Mr G – SOLD OUT!!!

Buy tickets to Wellesley Centenary


A Few Quiets
– cut-off date is Tuesday, 21 October 2014.

TE PAPA Centenary Dinner – cut-off date is Monday, 20 October 2014.
For information on Tables of 10 contact info@wellesley100.co.nz


Your payment is your ticket. Attendees at all paid events will be sent a confirmation email on Wednesday, 22 October 2014.


The Centenary is open for all friends of Wellesley. In particular, PARTNERS of current and past parents, Old Boys, former staff and all Friends of Wellesley are warmly invited to all events.

If you would like an idea of who is already attending the celebrations, contact us on info@wellesley100.co.nz.

Buy tickets to Wellesley Centenary


A Few Quiets
 –more than just a beer evening! (Wine also available.)
This event on Friday night will be a fun-filled and noisy affair. In addition to beer, we are offering wines, provided by two prominent Wellesley Old Boy winemakers

Dinner With Mr G   SOLD OUT!!
All boys attending this event to please wear school uniform.

Buy tickets to Wellesley Centenary

TE PAPA Centenary Dinner
The evening will commence with pre-dinner bubbles and canapés in the Level 4 Lounge, where specially-made Wellesley films and displays on three big screens will roll continuously.

During the three course dinner in the Wellington Foyer, the Beat Girls will entertain us with a routine of hits from all decades, and we will hear two inspiring speeches from our guest speakers.

After dinner, popular band the HIPNOTICS will have you dancing into the wee hours of the morning!

The Level 4 Lounge will also be available for those who want a break from the dancing to catch up with friends in comfort over a quiet coffee – or who simply want to view again the films and displays on the big screens.

Woolf Photography will also be on hand for those who want a personal memento of the evening.

This evening has proved popular from the very beginning so if you are considering attending and would like to know more, contact info@wellesley100.co.nz or book online.

The dress code is formal:
– for women – long or short cocktail and evening dresses
– for men – black tie or formal suit

Dietary requirements
If you have not already done so, please let us know by the cut-off date at info@wellesley100.co.nz if you are gluten free and/or vegetarian.


Please let us know if you will be visiting the school on either Friday, 24 October 2014 or Saturday, 25 October 2014. Drop us a note at info@wellesley100.co.nz.


To order your copy, simply download the order form from www.wellesley.school.nz/centenary-2014/centenary-book, and either email it to info@wellesley100.co.nz or post it to us at:

Wellesley College
611A Marine Drive
Days Bay
Lower Hutt, 5013.


This exhibition of over 20 Wellesley Old Boy, staff and artist in residence creatives will be open from Thursday night right through till end of play on Saturday. So those parents who are dropping off children for Dinner with Mr G – or coming to A Few Quiets, linger a while and head to the dance and music rooms for this display of one aspect that makes Wellesley special – its encouragement of the creative arts. There are artworks on sale, there are videos of some Old boy artists, plus objects and installations of wonder.


All items will be available from Friday 17 October 2014 and can be ordered through the school website www.wellesley.school.nz and on this website. Download the order form and and either email it to info@wellesley100.co.nz or post it to us at:

Wellesley College
611A Marine Drive
Days Bay
Lower Hutt, 5013.

The “Wellesley” song

Earlier in the year, a group of Year 8 boys interviewed some of the boys in the junior school about Wellesley.  Questions included “What does Mr Owen do?”, “How old is Mr G?” and “What do you think of Wellesley?”. The answers were used to make a brief film (shown as part of the recent senior school production) and as the basis for a song which the boys wrote in collaboration with Mrs Hooke.

In the last week of the school holidays, Arlo, Harper, Paul and TJ recorded the song – “Wellesley” – at Munki Studios.  Listen to the song:

Download here – right-click on the link and “Save as”: Wellesley song (6.2MB)

 With thanks to Mrs Hooke, and to Mike and James from Munki Studios (www.munki.co.nz).