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Old Boys'Association

Join the Shirley Boys' High School Brotherhood – Past, Present, and Future!

Welcome to the heart of our Shirley Boys’ High School Old Boys Association – a vibrant space dedicated to the enduring connections and shared memories that define your school experience. Join us in igniting the spirit of camaraderie and rediscovering those meaningful bonds that shaped your formative years.


Embark on a nostalgic journey of connection by becoming an integral part of our Old Boys Association. Nurture and preserve the friendships that made your time at Shirley Boys’ High School truly unforgettable. Haven’t received our updates? It’s time to reclaim your place in the circle! Use the form below to update your contact details, and let’s ensure you stay in the loop.


Elevate your Shirley Boys’ High School journey with exciting gatherings, exclusive reunions, and events crafted just for our Old Boys community. Whether it’s a dynamic sports meet-up, a cultural celebration, or a networking extravaganza, we want to curate an experience just for you. Stay glued to this space for event updates and get ready for an adventure!

‘Blast from the Past’

Old Boys Night of Nostalgia and Networking

Date: Saturday 3rd August 2024

Time: 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Venue: Shirley Boys’ High School

RSVP by 5th July 2024 to secure your spot

Engaging Speakers: Gain insights from distinguished figures, including our very own Principal, Tim Grocott, who is a proud Old Boy himself.

Meet and Greet: This is an exclusive opportunity to connect with fellow Old Boys, share stories, and establish meaningful connections.

Refreshments: Enjoy a delightful spread of drinks and nibbles as you reminisce and forge new connections.


Meet Anna Lawrence, your Alumni & Community Engagement Representative.

‘Whether you’re seeking event updates, fellow alumni connections, or simply want to reminisce, I’m here to assist. My passion lies in fostering a vibrant community that celebrates our shared legacy, bridging the gap between past and present. Reach out anytime – I’m committed to making your experience with the Old Boys’ Association enriching and memorable.’

Anna Lawrence, Alumni & Community Engagement

For inquiries, shout-outs, or just to stroll down memory lane, reach out to the Old Boys Association at [email protected]. Your stories matter, and we’re here to celebrate them with you.


Unlock the rich history of our school with effortless access to our meticulously preserved archives in commercial storage. The cost of retrieval is $10 per request.

To make a request, follow these simple steps:

  1. Transfer the retrieval fee to our school account 12-3147-0202903-01. Code: Archives, Reference: Your Name.
  2. Email your request to [email protected]

Most requests are processed within three business days after payment confirmation. If you’re seeking an ex-student achievement record, connect with NZQA directly.

Access your yearbook:

To access your yearbook, simply follow these steps:

  1. Visit http://start.shirley.school.nz
  2. Click on the Library icon (tile) to proceed.
  3. Locate the down arrow by GUEST in the top right corner of the page.
  4. Click on the arrow to reveal a drop-down menu prompting you for a User ID and Password.
  5. Enter the following credentials:
  6. User ID: Shirley Guest
  7. Password: Shirley
  8. Click Login to proceed.
  9. Once logged in, navigate to the Search tab located across the top panel.
  10. Select Advanced Search from the options.
  11. In the Title box, type “Yearbook” and hit Enter.
  12. Browse through the list of available yearbooks.