Wednesday April 5, 2017
Former dux gets prestigious scholarship Last year’s dux of Wainuiomata High School, Harrison Leach, has received a prestigious Maori Academic Excellence Scholarship to attend the University of Auckland. Of Ngati Porou descent, Harrison received $20,000 towards tuition fees towards his four-year Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree, which he started this month, and a guaranteed place in the sought after University Hall student residence. He said he was grateful to the university for this opportunity. “The scholarship has alleviated a lot of financial pressure so instead of looking for part time work to cope with university expenses I can focus on studying and building my CV.” “I hope to make the most of it by becoming a top-tier engineer in my field.” Only 25 of the scholarships are awarded nationwide each year to New Zealand Maori students who demonstrate excellent academic achievement and active participation
in community, cultural and other activities. Harrison also received a scholarship from the Fletchers Employee Education Fund. He has joined the Auckland University Engineering Society and the Engineering Sports Club to pursue his interests in futsal and football. Shanelle Smallman, last year’s head girl at St Joseph’s Maori Girls College in Taradale, also received a scholarship. Shanelle (Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa me Ngati Tuwharetoa) is following her passion to be a broadcast journalist and is studying toward a Bachelor of Arts with a Communications Major. “Having the scholarship gives me that extra bit of determination to continue pursuing my dream,” she said. Harrison also received a scholarship from the Fletchers Employee Education Fund. He has joined the Auckland University Engineering Society and the Engineering Sports Club to pursue his interests in futsal and football.
Wainuiomata High 2016 dux Harrison Leach and Shanelle Smallman have won prestigious scholarships.
School Holidays April School Holidays at Capital E Capital E’s April School Holidays features a variety of frivolity and full-on experiences for Wellington’s families and children. From Tuesday 18 - Saturday 29 April Capital E will showcase their latest theatre shows, digital experiences and creative play space all of which keep the holidays filled with creative goodness. The Wellington region embraces Capital
E’s theatre shows as Songs of the Sea kicks off at Southward Car Museum in Kāpiti for families with littles ones on Thursday 20 & Friday 21 April, before heading to Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre in Upper Hutt on Saturday 29 April. Ideal for 2+ years. For bookings and a full school holiday programme, have a look online at capitale.org.nz You haven’t experienced Wellington till you’ve sailed on the Harbour Ferry!
Holiday Sessions Create Your Own Bookmark Tuesday 18 April, 2pm, Ages 3–13
Connect the Dots Challenge Friday 21 April, 2pm, Ages 13–18
Connect Four Challenge Friday 28 April, 2pm, For all ages
Up to 16 return sailings daily between Queens Wharf / Matiu Somes Island / Days Bay
Our regular sessions will still be running at their normal times
Also weekend Round Harbour Explorer tours calling at Petone / Matiu Somes Is / Days Bay / Seatoun / Queens Wharf For timetable and fares ph Metlink 0800 801 700 or check out our website www.eastbywest.co.nz Office ph 499 1282, daily status line phone 494 3339
Sessions held in the Library building of the Community Hub 1 Queen Street, Wainuiomata library.huttcity.govt.nz
Greater Wellington’s public transport network Wellington harbour Ferry - part of the Metlink network www.metlink.org.nz
Published on Apr 4, 2017