Rathkeale Old Boys' Association Events

Rathkeale Old Boys' Events

Annual Leavers' Dinner

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.

If you would like to attend this year's event please email Grant Harper at mgh@rathkeale.school.nz before Friday 30th October.

Next event: 2020 Leavers Dinner, 4 November

ROBA Annual General Meeting

Next event: 2020 AGM, Wednesday 11th November 2020 at the White Swan Hotel, Main Street, Greytown. Fellowship 6:00 PM for 7:00 PM meeting. All Old Boys are most welcome.

Regional Events

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.

Recent Happenings


The Covid virus has taken 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.


Wellington function Thursday 21 November

Unfortunately cancelled through lack of support



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