Rathkeale Old Boys' Events
Notice is given of an AGM to be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday 28 November 2023 at Lone Star Café and Bar in Masterton.
Old Boys are invited for drinks from 6 p.m. before the meeting. A brief committee meeting will follow the AGM.
All members of the Rathkeale Old Boys' Association are invited to attend.
Annual Leavers' Dinner
The 2023 Leavers’ Dinner - 7:00 PM, Wednesday 1st November 2023: Rathkeale College Dining Hall. Dress: Rathkeale Formal Uniform.
Each year the boys leaving the College are invited to attend a special dinner, hosted by ROBA and held in the College Dining Hall. The event features an introduction to the activities of the Old Boys' Association and includes a guest speaker. Members of the Old Boys' Executive and other Old Boys and long serving staff also attend.
Rathkeale Old Boys' Association warmly invites those students about to leave the College to the annual Leavers’ Dinner. This is a wonderful first insight into the benefits of becoming an Old Boy. Meet Old Boys that have gone before you, be inspired by what the future holds and see how your Rathkeale legacy will travel with you into the future.
Leavers joining the Association will be presented with their Old Boys tie at the dinner.
Membership of the Association is entirely voluntary. Those students who do not want to wish to join must email Mr Ewington before Wednesday 11th October at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to meeting the Leavers at the Dinner.
An important aim of the Association is the fostering of social interaction between members and particularly between Old Boys. A number of regional sub-committees exist, and Auckland and Wellington have successfully hosted annual events for a number of years.
Any Old Boy who wishes to facilitate such events will readily be assisted by the Association who can provide contact details as held on the ROBA database and who may, as appropriate, underwrite such events.
ROBA is always pleased to hear from any Old Boys who are interested in playing a role in such activities.
The Second Great Hawke's Bay ROBA Old Boys and Girls End of Year Dinner - 10 December 2022
Held again at Clearview Estate courtesy of Old Boy Tim Turvey (1967-71) and gathered a good number of lads from the Bay including Northern Hawke’s Bay and Wairoa. Fine food and wine complemented an amusing address from our new ROBA President, Edward Cox.
Auckland Gathering - 3 November 2022
The Auckland Function organised by David Aitken, Michael Caulton and the St. Matthew's counterparts Kirsty Cowie and Vanessa Edge was an enjoyable and successful occasion. Patron John Taylor, past Principals Bruce and Gwen Levick, and ROBA President Grant Harper were in attendance.
Hawke's Bay ROBA End of Year Dinner - 4th December 2021
Held at Clearview Estate. An excellent turn out for this inaugural event.
The Covid virus took its toll on ROBA activities during the course of 2020. However, good numbers of Old Boys attended Bruce Hamilton's Memorial Service and the annual Founders' Day celebrations.
Auckland Gathering - March 2019
This very well attended event was a combined ROBA / SMOGA function held at the Parnell Lawn Tennis Club.
Wairarapa Gathering-June 2019
This well attended gathering of parents, Old Boys and supporters of Whanganui Collegiate School and Rathkeale followed the annual winter exchange between the two schools.
Hawke's Bay Gathering -July 2019
This took place in Hastings in late July following the Rathkeale /Lindisfarne winter fixture.