2019 SENIOR PRIZE-GIVING – CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2019 ‘DUX’ EASTHOPE LEMANU

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

SAVAGE MUSIC VIDEO – FILMING WITH OUR STUDENTS IN WESLEY COLLEGE’S CHAPEL

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
Superintending Chaplain

MEDIA RELEASES – NEW ZEALAND’S OLDEST SCHOOL MARKING 175 YEARS

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

 

 

MEASLES IS SPREADING FAST IN COUNTIES MANUKAU

 

 

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.

WESLEY COLLEGE KAPA HAKA GROUP WELCOME GUESTS TO THE PAERATA PLANT

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

 

 

 

 

THE FIRST XV WAHINE OF WESLEY COLLEGE MAKE THEIR MARK

 

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)

Meitaki
First XV Girls Management
Rosalina Autagavaia

 

Valu Mafi
Year 10
Mia Lataimaumi
Year 10
Mele Tu’ifua
Year 11
Margaret Lolohea Saiti
Year 10
Representing Counties Manukau at U16 Level