Inductions into the Fideliter Fellowship will occur annually at a special school assembly to be held for that purpose plus it is also anticipated that there will be a number of ex-servicemen who might be inducted at the School ANZAC Service each year.




  • Sir Donald McKay

    Sir Donald McKay

    Sir Donald McKay was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George, for public services, in the 1978 Queen's Birthday Honours.

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  • Blyth Tait

    Blyth Tait

    Blyth Tait became one of New Zealand's greatest sportsmen, winning world and Olympic titles, and excelling in all the other major three-day eventing competitions around the world.

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  • Dr Trevor Worthy

    Dr Trevor Worthy

    From relatively humble beginnings in the Far North, Trevor developed a passion for Biology at WBHS that has led to notable scientific achievement.  Known as “Mr Moa”, Trevor is now one of the world’s leading authorities on NZ fauna fossils and in particular the Moa. 

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  • John Bell

    John Bell

    John has had a distinguished academic, public service and business career. He was at WBHS in 1953 when the Intermediate School Forms 1 and 2 (years 7 & 8) were part of WBHS.

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  • Bill Mallett

    Bill Mallett – WBHS 1999 – 2003

    Bill is a Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees and is an Honorary Old Boy. He was part of the initiation of the fundraising campaign that saw the Old Boys database completed and for that alone he has earned the respect of all Old Boys. However, it is also for his contribution towards the fundraising targets that Bill has been included as a Venerable Old Boy.

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  • Stefan Karwowski

    Stefan Witold Karwowski

    Stefan Witold Karwowski was born in London on June 4, 1945. He moved to New Zealand with his family in 1948. He was educated firstly at Kokopu and Maungatapere Schools before joining Whangarei Boys' High School in 1959.

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  • Alex McKay

    Dr Alex McKay

    Alexander Colin McKay was born on 27 October 1955. He received his early education at Glenbervie School and joined Whangarei Boys' High School on 7 February 1968 in Form 3A.

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  • Bob Gurr

    Brigadier Bob Gurr OBE

    Robert Maynard Gurr was born on 21st October 1921 and entered Whangarei High School on 6th February 1933 in the Intermediate School as a member of Form IA. He entered Whangarei High School Senior School on 4th February 1935 as part of Form IIIA.

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  • Billy T James

    Billy T James

    William James Taitoko was born on 17 January 1949 in Cambridge where he did his early schooling. He registered as a student of Whangarei Boys' High School on 6 February 1962. When he left at the end of 1965, the School records indicated that it was to take up a printing apprenticeship in Auckland.

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  • Bob Cunis

    Bob Cunis

    Robert Smith Cunis was born on 5th January 1941 in Maungakaramea and after completing primary schooling at Hora Hora joined the Intermediate Section of Whangarei Boys' High School on 5th February 1952 in Form 1I. In 1953 he was in Form IIC.

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  • Professor Leo Vining

    Professor Leo Vining

    Leo Charles Vining was born on 28th March 1925 and joined the Intermediate Dept of Whangarei High School on 3rd February 1924. He spent two years there in Forms 1 C and II A before joining the Senior school of Whangarei High School on 8th February 1938 in Form IIA.

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  • John Marshall

    Sir John Marshall

    John Ross Marshall was born in Wellington on 5 March 1912. He moved to Whangarei in 1919 when his father was transferred by the Public Trust Office to set up new premises north of Auckland.

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  • Dave Sirl

    David Sirl

    David Gilbert Sirl was born on 9th November 1942 and entered Whangarei Boys’ High School on 5th February 1957. The signs were there right from the third form when he ran 3rd in the 880 yards.

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  • Peter Sloane

    Peter Sloane

    Peter Henry Sloane entered Whangarei Boys’ High School in 1963 in Form 3Q and it is probably fair to say that he spent a somewhat unspectacular 3 years scholastically at the School. However he was to distinguish himself on the sporting field.

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  • Joe Morgan

    Joe Morgan

    Joseph Edmund Morgan entered Whangarei Boys’ High School in 1959 although there is little actual record of his attendance until 1961 when he is recorded as being a member of Form VE, and in fact was the Form Captain that year.

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  • Derek Ward - Fideliter Fellowship

    Derek Ward DFC. & Bar

    Derek Ward, son of Doctor and Mrs S. H. Ward of Bank Street Whangarei, entered Whangarei High School as a Form two pupil in 1932, strangely enough the same year that Lloyd Trigg left the School.

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  • Lloyd Trigg

    Lloyd Trigg

    Lloyd Allan Trigg, the son of Arthur and Cecelia Louisa Trigg, (nee White) was born at Houhora, Northland, New Zealand 5 May 1914. He entered Whangarei High School in 1927. Lloyd’s father died in 1927 and his mother, unwell for some time passed away in 1930.

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