The Wellington College Old Boys' Association (WCOBA) is one of the strongest alumni organisations in New Zealand with 32,000 recorded Old Boys. With a thriving reunion and events programme, we are proud of the strong connection between the WCOBA and the current Wellington College community. Our Old Boys come from a wide range of ages (from those who attended the school in the 1920s to those who graduated last year), backgrounds and interests. Their careers and achievements since they left the College have taken them all in different directions to the far reaches of the globe but through the WCOBA they are able to share and celebrate their association with Wellington College.
The WCOBA hosts regular functions and reunions which enable many of our alumni to keep in close contact with their friends from school – even 60 and 70 years since they left school. The Association focuses on encouraging all leavers to maintain links with the school and with one another.
The Association has an elected executive and many Old Boys have given distinguished service to the WCOBA Executive as members. The WCOBA contributes annually to scholarships for current students and provides financial assistance for school projects.
Every student who leaves Wellington College automatically becomes a member of the WCOBA. By becoming a Life Member, your subscription assists the Association’s endeavours to support the College, subsidise reunions and events and publish the annual WCOBA magazine, The Lampstand. Being a Life Member of the Old Boys' Association provides many benefits including a membership certificate and Old Boys’ Lapel Pin, the annual Lampstand and special invitations to functions.
The WCOBA is your Association. We look forward to your participation in the life of the WCOBA. It is by making the effort to stay in touch we can all be sure that an education at Wellington College truly does last a lifetime.
To maintain contact with the Old Boys, a register of names and addresses is kept at the College and requires constant updating. Any information regarding a change of address or the whereabouts or activities of any Old Boy is welcomed and should be forwarded to the Executive Officer, WCOBA. Telephone (04) 802 2537 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wellington College Old Boys' Association Office is situated at Wellington College, adjacent to the Canteen and Brew Cafe. To contact the WCOBA, please email email@example.com or Telephone 04 802 2537.
President: Ted Thomas, Class of 1976
Executive Officer: Stephanie Kane
Patron and Principal: Gregor Fountain, Class of 1990
Executive Committee Members
James Blackwell, Class of 2012
Richard Boag, Class of 1981
Charlie Gallagher, Class of 2006
Karl Moresi, Class of 2009
Chris Nicholls, Class of 1988
Matt Reweti, Class of 1990
Ernie Rosenthal, Class of 1961
2020 WCOBA Constitution - Click Here.
We love to keep the wider College community updated and appreciate hearing from our Old Boys. If you have news stories to share, please contact the WCOBA Office.
The WCOBA works closely with the College to facilitate an exciting programme of reunions and functions for Old Boys.
These include annual class reunions for each decade, from the year in which the Old Boys would have completed ther fifth year (Year 13/Form 7/Upper 6th).
The WCOBA also holds a number of other special events and functions throughout the year in Wellington nand in various regions.
To organise a reunion, or if you would like to be the key contact for your year group’s class reunion, please contact the WCOBA by emailor phone.
If you are an Old Boy interested in holding an additional form of event for fellow Old Boys, please also contact the WCOBA Office.
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