Not only have thousands of young men been educated at Wellesley in the past 100 years, but there are equally many staff and past parents who feel a strong connection to Wellesley, and all of you are Friends of Wellesley.

During the year, as a friend, you will receive news from the Foundation; invitations to significant events / celebrations, and a paper copy of At the Bay. You will also have the opportunity to host a Friends get together on the school grounds.

Wellington region based alumni are invited to join Wellesley’s Foundation team for a casual after work drink on Wednesday 5th August.  This is a great chance to enjoy some Wellington CBD hospitality while you catch up with your Wellesley alumni community and make new connections. We’ve reserved the front bar area at Honey Badger Saloon bar and will be shouting some platters and one drink per person, then you can try some of the fantastic craft beers, wines or non-alcoholic options on offer. RSVP by 1st August (for catering purposes) to 

Keep in touch

Please keep in touch with us, via email with your news updates, achievements and any other relevant information. We’d love to hear from you.

We want to provide all our Friends of Wellesley the opportunity to remain connected with the school. For those not currently receiving our Friends of Wellesley communications including At the Bay annual magazine, please advise us here.

Back to School

The  annual event called ‘Back to School’  is legendary: This is where our  College-age Old Boys are treated to a day of re-connection at their old school.

View our recent events here: Back to School Day 2017 & Back to School Day 2018.


Next Back to School Day will be held on Friday 21st August 2020, 12.30-2.45pm.  Please register here.


A great opportunity for you to catch up with other Wellesley friends is the Opening Night of the biennial ARTBOURNE exhibition & sales whilst supporting the Foundation’s scholarship campaign and celebrating artistic endeavour. ARTBOURNE 2020 will also showcase several Old Boy artists, as the Wellesley experience fosters so many in the arts.


Pictured here at ARTBOURNE 2018 John Shackleton Louise Shackleton Margie Beattie Nick Shackleton (old boy) Tom Shackleton (old boy).

Back to School image 2018 for website events section

Back to School – Class of 2014

Old boys pictured above with former Senior Teacher Sarah Bleier – June 2018.