As you will be aware, Auckland has been experiencing a measles outbreak. Though it appears to have slowed down, the outbreak has not finished and has the potential to disrupt the upcoming NCEA exams…..
The cameras have been rolling today Tuesday, 15th October 2019 in Wesley College’s Chapel, filming Savage and his new music video with our students.
To be screened on Tuesday 15th October 2019 – Te Karere 4.00pm and Seven Sharp 7.00 pm
Savage is filming a music video grounded in the message of Mental Well-being and Suicide Awareness.
He credits Wesley College with ‘saving ‘ his life and it was in chapel that Savage gave his life to God which changed him. After being expelled from two other schools, Savage was sceptical about coming to Wesley College but it was the making of him and turning point as he not only found his faith, his Wesley family but found and discovered who he himself was.
Savage has worked hard to carve out a music career never forgetting where he has come from and the School that ‘saved’ him.
Savage lost his niece to suicide which has motivated the writing of a new song and filming of a new music video which reflects his life.
We give thanks to Savage for sharing this part of his journey with us.
We give thanks to God who never leaves us alone.
Rev Ali’itasi Aoina-Salesa
New Media Releases – former students to celebrate Wesley College’s 175th Anniversary on October 26th-27th.
New Zealand’s oldest school wants to hear from its former students in New Zealand and around the Pacific: Read Article
WCOSA – Chris Bean Wesley College Deputy Principal interview on Radio Waatea:
WCOSA – Chris Bean DP on Radio Waatea
New Zealand’s Wesley College seeks former students from Tonga: Read Article
INFORMAL PARENTS/CAREGIVERS INTERVIEWS – 26TH SEPTEMBER 2019 FROM 1.00PM – 3.30PM
Teachers are available in their classrooms from 1.00pm – 3.30pm to meet with parents/caregivers.
At this stage there is no known case of measles at Wesley, however this could change at any time.
Our health staff are working flat out to get information out to the community and also to find out the real figure of how many students haven’t been immunised.
There will also be immunisation available on site to those who need it or are unsure if they have been immunised – advice is that receiving another immunisation is harmless.
Planning is well in hand should a case be established here.
Former Prime Minister John Key and guests who attended the ribbon cutting at a new $50 million upgrade at the NIG Nutritionals milk powder plant in Paerata.
The former prime minister, shareholders and clients, were all given a tour of the new ‘state of the art’ facility on Tuesday which will deliver product to four major partners in China, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia. The plant will also deliver in smaller volumes to India, Sri Lanka, Africa, the Middle East and some New Zealand companies.
Read full article: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/115160680/south-auckland-milk-powder-plant-receives-50m-upgrade
Kia Orana Koutou
Well what a season for the Wahine of Wesley College it has been. The journey thus far has seen the First XV Girls successfully defend the Counties Manukau First XV Girls competition. We saw a new group of year 9’s and 10’s join the squad and develop a hunger and passion for the game. There were moments of share individual brilliance and strong team play. This year also saw a repeat of last year’s final with a challenge against Manurewa. The growth of players in 2018 to this year has been huge and we have seen the growth in leadership and the impact of teamwork, goals and training can have on the team on and off the field.
The journey and legacy these young women have continued and started at Wesley College is one to be proud of and we must uphold and celebrate. These strong, talented, happy athletes set out to be the best, set the standard and continued to smash it week in and week out. We would like to thank all those who have supported and contributed to this journey and continue to do so. The journey continues at a representative level with the following girls already representing Counties Manukau at U16 level; Mia Lataimaumi, Margaret Lolohea-Saiti, Valu Mafi and Mele Tu’ifua. The team are now going through the selection process for Counties U18 with all members of the management at Wesley College taking this team in 2019. We have one more grand final in the City vs Country series next Wednesday and the team are looking forward to getting out on the paddock again.
We didn’t get the result last night in what was a brilliant game of rugby with players all over the park stepping up, working together and giving it their all for the full 80 minutes. We carried a squad of 17 yesterday and the girls held their own with breaking the line, monstering through in their scrums and challenging right until the last whistle. Thank you to all staff who came out to watch and cheer on the Wesley College First XV girls team and the students who ran the lines, chanted and have watched all season. To finish the 15’s season as Counties Champs, Top team in Counties and have several girls reach representative honours at U16, U18 and Counties Country team.
Our prayers and well wishes to Valu Mafi who sustained an injury yesterday and is now awaiting surgery. We wish her all the best in her recovery and as a team will rally around her to support in any way possible.
Results in 2019
Round 1 vs Rosehill (Final Score 26-0 Wesley)
Round 2 vs Papakura (Final Score 69-0 Wesley)
Round 3 vs Pukekohe (Final Score 91-5 Wesley)
Round 4 vs Tuakau (116-0 Wesley)
Round 5 vs James Cook (57-15 Wesley)
Final vs Rosehill (39-0 Wesley)
City vs Country
Game One: 59-27 (Country)
Game Two: City
Game Three: Result available on Wednesday
Top 4 Challenger
Wesley College vs Manurewa Highschool (17-7 Manurewa)
First XV Girls Management
|Margaret Lolohea Saiti
|Representing Counties Manukau at U16 Level|
WCOSA (Wesley College Old Students Association) is celebrating a major milestone during Labour weekend 2019.
26th – 27th October will be the 175th anniversary! Wesley is the oldest registered school in New Zealand, an achievement we can all be so proud of.
WCOSA encourages as many alumni and former staff as possible to attend the celebrations during Labour weekend. Many special events are planned.
Attendance during the weekend will only be available to those who have pre-registered. So please don’t delay and register NOW!
Direct link to our anniversary registration page is: https://wcosa.co.nz/175th-anniversary/registration/
Link to the WCOSA website is: https://wcosa.co.nz/