The Wellington College Old Boys’ Association (WCOBA) is one of the strongest alumni organisations in New Zealand with 34,000 recorded Old Boys. With a thriving reunion and events programme, we are proud of the strong connection between the WCOBA and the Wellington College community.
Our current Old Boys come from a wide range of ages (from those who attended the school in the 1930s 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 Old Boys to keep in close contact with their friends from school – even 50 and 60 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.