Wesley College Student, Sylvia Aholelei has been chosen as one of the few Kiwi’s to take part in the 24th annual World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Hollywood on July 24.
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2020 Prefects:
Senior Prefect: Viliami Ngaluafe Head Boy: Siosiua Tu’uta Head Girl: Lovey Rewa
Beatrice Smythe Vai Aholelei Samsara Faitala
Harry Toaisi Sepeti Kailea Anthony Gayner
Eliejar Kiole Penitusi Hafoka Kimi Folaumoeloa
Nusi Mafi Jope Ratu
Pictured: PAK’nSAVE Owner Nigel Ollett, Scholarship winner Tristan Ah-Sui, Surinder Edwards and Mark Ball
** TRISTAN AH-SUI WINS $12,000 PAK’nSAVE PUKEKOHE SCHOLARSHIP **
Tristan Ah-Sui from Wesley College has won the 2019 PAK’nSAVE Pukekohe Scholarship. The 18-year-old will put the $12,000 scholarship fund towards studying a Bachelor of Law at Auckland University with a long-term goal of becoming a Judge.
The Wesley College student who is an accomplished piano player and poetry blogger is a UN Youth Auckland High School Ambassador and works part time in the Wesley College kitchen. He teaches young kids reading and writing and is heavily involved in the community.
Tristan who comes from a large family was rapt when he learned he had won the scholarship. Overwhelmed by the information, Tristan said “Are you serious?”
Upon hearing the news his mum started screaming with joy while Tristan expressed his gratitude.
Owner of PAK’nSAVE Pukekohe, Nigel Ollett, who funds the scholarship said “It gets harder every year to pick a scholarship winner as the candidates are all of such a high standard and they are all worthy recipients. It is a real privilege to meet such inspiring and high achieving young Franklin people.”
The other impressive finalists were Hunter Cochrane and Aanya Stuckey from Tuakau College, Petra Batters, Joanna Coleman-Chaiman, Samantha Rasing and Levi Preston, all from Pukekohe High School
Previous winners of the Scholarship Programme that has been running for eleven years include Tyler Gillibrand from Tuakau College, Jemimah Elley from Onewhero, Grace Wilcox and Zac Butters from Pukekohe, Alice Ward-Allen from Mauku, Mau Minhinnick and Dominic Melchers from Pokeno, Adam Moss from Waiuku and Doctor Hannah Gill from Pukekohe. The recipients have studied a wide range of topics including Science, Business, Environmental Studies, Medicine, Law and Paramedicine
Tristan was selected by the Scholarship Committee made up of: PAK’nSAVE Pukekohe Owner Nigel Ollett; Former Franklin Mayor, Mark Ball; local icon Surinder Edwards and Scholarship Manager Kylie Sousa.
The PAK’nSAVE Pukekohe financial hardship scholarship programme is open to Year 13 Students to study any course they wish to and that have attended Onewhero Area School, Tuakau College, Pukekohe High School, Pukekohe Christian School, Waiuku College, Wesley College and ACG Strathallan College for five years. Further details on the scholarship will be published in the Franklin County News later next year.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2019 ‘DUX’ EASTHOPE LEMANU AND OUR ‘PROXIME ACCESSIT’ VITINIA-GABRIELLE TOGIATAMA
DUX: Easthope Lemanu
First in Level 3 Mathematics with Calculus
First in Level 3 Economics
First in Level 3 Accounting
Second in Geography
Second in Physics
Second in Chemistry
PROXIME ACCESSIT: Vitinia-Gabrielle Togiatama
First in Level 3 Drama
First in Level 3 Visual Art
First in Level 3 Music
First in Level 3 Life and Faith
Third in English
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR 2019 SENIOR PRIZE-GIVING RECIPIENTS: 2019 SENIOR PRIZE-GIVING
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.