GATEWAY PROGRAMME – ATC LEADERSHIP TRAINING CAMP

During the first week of the April school holidays two Year 13 students, Va’a Nansen and Faalifu Kilifi attended an ATC Leadership training camp in Manakau via the Gateway Programme.

The boys have an interest in joining the Army when they leave school. The programme tested them physically and mentally with each day beginning with a variety of fitness challenges.

They undertook marching, drill, and experienced a raft of leadership activities and challenges throughout the week. All of which gave them an insight into what is expected in the defence force or other uniformed services.

Both boys represented Wesley College well. I congratulate and commend them on taking the lead in pursuing their future career options and investing a week of their time to explore what is possible.

Gateway is an opportunity for your son/daughter to get practical work experience in the industry or career that interests them.
Every student on this program is expected to complete credits and work experience. Gateway is a great pathway for students who intend going into trades or the Services.
Gateway is available to: Years 11-13, 16+ years old.

For more information about opportunities for your son/daughter please contact Mrs Natasha Jeffrey, Gateway Coordinator on (09) 2370224 extension 870.

HIGHLIGHTS OF CAREERS AWARENESS WEEK – 3rd-7th MAY

See presentation:   

Wesley College Careers Awareness Highlights 2021

YEAR 10 STUDENTS – GIVING BACK

 

SEMU UNASA  AND TARZAN TAGOAI – YEAR 10

Semu Unasa and Tarzan Tagoai who are current year 10 students at Wesley College went back to their old school during the holidays to help out with their 3 day rugby camp and received the following praise…..

“It has been such a delight and privilege that they have been so helpful and supportive in sharing their knowledge and tips with the younger squad members. Their service in wanting to give back has been awesome to see and I am truly delighted to have had them back. They have been showing Wesley’s special character ethos and identity at all times with our boys. A credit to themselves, their whanau and your school. Semu was rocking his Wesley rugby top, which was awesome to see. They both have flourished since being at your College, especially in rugby.

I just wanted to pass on the positive feedback to you. They said they don’t have any service hours but have just come back because they wanted to and that is a mark of a great young man. To the both of them, a massive and humble thank you indeed.”

KAIRANGI POINTS – GIVEN TO STUDENTS WHO DISPLAY OUR 4 VALUES – FAMILY, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY AND EXCELLENCE

Kia ora whanau

The Kairangi committee present to you the points for week 8.

Kairangi points are given out to students who display our 4 values: Family, Respect, Responsibility and Excellence.

Points are given out in the hostel and in class to students who embody these values.

Congratulations to the following students:

Year 9:
1. Amethist Dunphy (9SS) 43
2. Fehi Tupou (9CF) 41
3. Finau Ale (9MC) 34
4. Semisi Naiqara (9AL) 30
5. Caprese Lafaele Diaz (9AL) 28
6. Jacob Jones (9AL), Shylah Daley (9SS) 27

Year 10:
1. Rua Kora (10CB) 31
2. Tausisi Amituanai (10CB) 25
3. Graecyn Teiho (10CB) 20
4. Isaac Te Puia-Afoa (10JR) 18
5. Malachi Olago (10 DF), Ezra Popata
(10CB) & Nikora Taia (10JR) 16

Year 11:
1. Ngaio Kirikwood (11NF), Timata Kahi (11AS) 24
2. Mele Taupaki (11NF) 18
3. Joseph Afimeimounga (11AS) 17
4. Kahotea Purua (11DL) 15
5. Alex Alefosio (11AS) 14

Year 12:
1. Gloria Amituanai (12ET) 35
2. Joel Lepaio (12NB) 22
3. Maria Aholelei (12ET) 20
4. Camryn Gabriel (12DP) 18
5. Romatt Wichma-Rairoa (12DP) 17

Year 13:
1. Luke Letner (13CS) 21
2. Vita Tomu (13JP), Tommy Tuisane (13SN) 17
3. Leititia Vaka (13SN) , Fili Fono (13CS) 16
4. Faalifu Kilifi (13JP) 15
5. Nkastron Mortensen (13JP), Legend Harris (13JP) 13

31 MARCH 2021 – NETBALL PRE-SEASON TOURNAMENT

 

On Wednesday 31 March Wesley College we’re represented by 4 teams at the Pukekohe School Age Pre-season Tournament.
All teams played with great intensity and represented the crest with pride.

Here are their results:

Year 9 Girls: 2nd place in Collegiate Bronze Grade
Coach: Melelua Tutuila Umpire: Mercedz Teiho

Year 10 Girls: 3rd place in Collegiate Silver Grade
Coach: Mes Letticia Jones and Mr Kree Ruka

Year 11 Girls (Senior A): 2nd in Collegiate Silver grade.
Premier: 1st place in Collegiate Gold.
Coaches: Mrs Desiree Pole and Mr Kree Ruka.

Thanks to staff, whanau and students who came down to support the teams.
Was great to be back playing in our back yard and of course to be back on court.

TE IKA A MAUI NISS SEVENS TOURNAMENT – MARCH 2021

Te Ika a Maui NISS Sevens – Sunday 21st & Monday 22nd March 2021

Overall goal for attending tournament:

  1. Exposure girls to 7’s and the game through  tournament exposure.
  2. Enjoying the experience of 7’s rugby

Standouts were our captains Telika and Sariyah – their leadership on and off the field was exceptional.

Good show of character, on field organisation and leadership – Milise Tau.

Most consistent players – Suana and Luella, Sugu always stepping up when required.

Overall all the girls stepped out of their comfort zone and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

They each learned something new about themselves and their ability.

For a young team, with 50% year 9’s, our goal was achieved and the girls showed the willingness to learn 7’s and characters of being part of a team.

Awesome effort from the team.

David Qaranivalu      Samuela Siliasau
Coach                       Coach

Letticia Jones            Co-captain Telika Tataua
Manager

 

 

WCOSA – AGM 11TH APRIL 2021

WCOSA – AGM 11TH APRIL 2021 AT WESLEY COLLEGE

2021 Annual General Meeting for the Wesley College Old Students Association immediately following Chapel on the 11th April 2021 for those who wish to attend.

The AGM will be held in the school dining room, if there is demand this may also be available via Zoom, subject to technical availability.

In the event the location is unavailable due to Covid or other complications we will fall back to a Zoom meeting on the day.

Any former pupil or staff member can attend the AGM but only paying members can vote or bring business.

Email:  info@wcosa.co.nz if you are not a member and want to be.

We need your attendance in order to shape and inform the association’s direction for the next year and to elect your committee to manage your upcoming events and activities.

If you would like to add something to the agenda please let me know as soon as possible and before the 9th April 2021.

Please RSVP as soon as possible using this link matthewhholloway+wcosa@gmail.com and advise if you are able to attend in person and/or by Zoom.

Updated agenda and Zoom details will only be circulated only to those who RSVP.

Kind regards,
Matthew Holloway
WCOSA President