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.

It was lovely to reconnect with Wellington region based alumni for drinks at the Honey Badger on the 5th August 2020.  Pictured here are some of our old boy attendees –  Chris Blundell, Peter Chrisp (both Class of 1999), Robert Cross (Business Manager Wellesley, and former parent), Cam Mexted (Class of 1999) and Ben Shaw (Class of 1986).  We look forward to hosting another alumni gathering soon.

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.

Keep an eye on our website for the next Back to School Day

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.


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


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.