I am grateful for the experience, the support from teachers at the school and masters at Carruth House. I enjoyed the camaraderie and the lessons learnt growing up there. Respect others, but also work to earn their respect. Looking out for everyone - strength in numbers.
Isopo Samu, Whangārei
I boarded at Carruth House and loved the camaraderie with my fellow students. I created a strong bond with them and that remains to this day. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at WBHS.
David Templeton, Growth Advisor, Northland Inc
The school provided opportunities to figure out where I wanted to direct my life. It was not just about having a crack at sports, but also problem-solving. The range of opportunities kept me interested in coming back to school.
James McLean, Landscape Architect
Carruth House was a culture within a culture. It was a supportive brotherhood, and it was a reinforcing of standards expected – not just in behaviour but in academic and sporting achievement.
Gordon Lambeth, Architectural Designer
I enjoyed doing NCEA – that’s one of the reasons I came to the school. It was quite an accepting culture, with diverse ideas and opinions.
Zac Miller-Waugh, Web Designer
Whangārei Boys High School gave me confidence and friends. The business courses were really good. At WBHS it was quite easy to be yourself and grow that way.
Gareth Mauchline, Creative Director, Channel North.
There were many life lessons that I would never forget from the teachers at WBHS that I implement in my practice today. WBHS did so much more than educate me.