FREEMASONS CREATE TWO NEW BOARDING SCHOLARSHIPS –
Two Wesley College students and their families are extremely grateful for the financial support of the Freemasons. The support provided will cover the boarding costs for the students this year.
Wesley College, New Zealand’s oldest secondary school is a decile one school located just north of Pukekohe. The Methodist school has an impressive list of past students including Jonah Lomu, Sir Richard Taylor, Roger McClay and Temuera Morrison. The roll is predominantly of Maori and Pasifika descent. The school has a focus of taking in students who will benefit from the routine, structure and security that boarding can provide.
The Freemasons have provided financial support to the school in the past and this year it was decided to create two new boarding scholarships for deserving students who could not otherwise afford to board.
The school selected two day students Xavier Unasa and Faafetai (Tai) Taefu, the boys have good academic records, sporting talent and leadership potential.
In an emotional ceremony at the school Freemasons Trustees, Mr David Mace and Mr Mike Wyse with the Chief Executive Ms Judith Miller presented the scholarships to the boys. The boys and their parents were visibly moved by the generosity of the Freemasons.
The school will provide regular updates on the boy’s progress through the year.