Wesley College, Auckland

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This article is about Wesley College in Pukekohe, New Zealand. For articles on other institutions named "Wesley College", see Wesley College (disambiguation).
Wesley College Te Kura O Te Haahi Weteriana O Aotearoa
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Address
State Highway 22,
Pukekohe,
New Zealand

Coordinates 37°08′56″S 174°53′23″E / 37.1488°S 174.8898°E / -37.1488; 174.8898Coordinates: 37°08′56″S 174°53′23″E / 37.1488°S 174.8898°E / -37.1488; 174.8898
Information
Type State integrated secondary (Year 9-13), Senior co-ed, Junior boys only
Motto Fide Litteris Labore
Established 1844
Ministry of Education Institution no. 104
Principal Ian Faulkner
School roll 334[1] (July 2014)
Socio-economic decile 2
Website

Wesley College is a secondary school in Pukekohe, Auckland Region, New Zealand. The school provides education from year 9 to 13.

The school was founded by members of the Methodist Church in 1844, making it one of the country's oldest schools.[citation needed] Initially located in Grafton and then the Three Kings area of Auckland, it closed briefly in 1869 before reopening in 1876 in Three Kings again. From the beginning there was an emphasis on educating Maori boys, and also played a prominent role in educating students from countries of the South Pacific. In 1924 the school was moved to its current location of Paerata, near Pukekohe. In 1985 it was one of the first boys schools in New Zealand to admit girls at the senior level.[citation needed]

Wesley also has a proud rugby tradition having been the most successful 1st XV in NZ with 5 national titles (1991, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2004).[citation needed] The 2001 1st XV featured All Blacks Sitiveni Sivivatu and Stephen Donald, Kiwi League rep Tame Tupou as well as Manu Samoan rep Sailosi Tagicakabau. This team went through the season unbeaten and scored the most points ever in a NZ 1st XV Final with a 53-32 win over Rotorua Boys' High School at Albany.[citation needed]

Principals[edit]

The following have been principals of the school:[citation needed]

  • Rev. J H Simmonds 1895–1923
  • R. C. Clark, MA (Melb), Dip Ed 1924–1944
  • Rev. E. M. Marshall, BA, Dip Ed 1944–1964
  • C. A. Neate, MA, Dip Tchg 1965–1967
  • E. Te R. Tauroa, B AgricSc, Dip Ed, Dip Tchg 1968–1973 Believed to be the first Māori principal of a secondary school,[2] later Race Relations Conciliator.
  • J. B. McDougall, E.D., B Agric Sc, Dip Tchg 1974–1988
  • G. V. Cowley, MSc(Hons), Dip Tchg, JP 1989–2002
  • I. F. Faulkner, JP, MA(Hons), Dip Tchg 2003–[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

The Arts[edit]

Public service[edit]

Science[edit]

Sport[edit]

Rugby Union
  • Stephen Donald - New Zealand Secondary Schools, New Zealand u19s, New Zealand u21s, Counties, Waikato, Chiefs, Bath, New Zealand All Black
  • Rhys Duggan - New Zealand Secondary Schools, New Zealand u19s, New Zealand u21s Waikato, Chiefs, New Zealand All Black
  • Frank Halai - Waikato, NZ Sevens, Counties Manukau, Blues
  • Danny Keliopa - Auckland, Manu Samoa
  • Sekope Kepu - New Zealand U17's, New Zealand Secondary Schools, New Zealand u19s, New Zealand u21s, Counties, NSW Waratahs, Australia - Wallabies
  • Sione Kepu - New Zealand U17's, New Zealand Secondary Schools, New Zealand u19s, Counties
  • Paula Kaho - Tonga Ikale Tahi (Vice Captain)
  • Casey Laulala - New Zealand u19s, New Zealand u21s, Counties, Caterbury, Crusaders, Cardiff Blues, New Zealand All Black
  • Tekori Luteru - Counties, Manu Samoa
  • Jonah Lomu - New Zealand U16's, New Zealand U17's, New Zealand Secondary Schools, New Zealand u19s, New Zealand u21s, Counties, Wellington, North Harbour, Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Cardiff Blues, NZ Sevens, New Zealand All Black
  • Tevita Mailau - New Zealand Secondary Schools, New Zealand u19s, New Zealand u21s, Northland, Auckland, Blues, Tonga Ikale Tahi
  • Seilala Mapusua - New Zealand Secondary Schools, New Zealand u19s, New Zealand u21s, Otago, Highlanders, London Irish, Kubota Spears, Manu Samoa
  • Salesi Moimoi - New Zealand Secondary Schools, Counties, Tonga Ikale Tahi
  • Charles Piutau - New Zealand Secondary Schools, New Zealand u20s, Auckland, NZ Sevens, Blues
  • Siale Piutau - Counties, Highlanders, Tonga Ikale Tahi
  • Augustine Pulu - Counties, Chiefs
  • Sam Nonoa - New Zealand u19s, New Zealand u21s, Waikato
  • David Raikuna - Counties, North Harbour, Blues, NZ Sevens
  • Doug Rollerson - Manawatu, New Zealand All Black
  • Sitiveni Sivivatu - Counties, Waikato, Chiefs, ASM Clermont Auvergne, Pacific Islanders, New Zealand All Black
  • Sale Sorovaki - Wellington, Manuwatu, Fiji
  • Nemia Soqeta - Taranaki,Toyota Shokki Shuttle, Fiji
  • Noa Soqeta - Otago, Southland, Fiji
  • Tomasi Soqeta - Taranaki, Suntory Sungoliath, Fiji
  • Waisake Sotutu - New Zealand Secondary Schools, Auckland, Blues, Fiji
  • George Stowers - New Zealand Secondary Schools, NZ u21s, Counties, Chiefs, Ospreys, Pacific Islanders, Manu Samoa
  • Niva Ta'auso - Counties, Connacht, New Zealand Divisional XV, Junior All Blacks
  • Edwin Talakai - New Zealand Secondary Schools, Auckland, Tonga Ikale Tahi
  • Michael Tagicakibau - Taranaki, London Welsh, Saracens, Fiji
  • Sailosi Tagicakibau - Chiefs, London Irish, Pacific Islanders, Manu Samoa
  • Netani (Edward) Talei - Worcester Warriors, Captained Fiji at the 2011 Rugby World Cup
  • Ezra Taylor - Otago, Highlanders, Reds, Connacht, Manu Samoa
  • Koula Tukino - New Zealand Secondary Schools, New Zealand u19s, New Zealand u21s, Counties, Chiefs
  • Hale Tu'uhoko Pole - New Zealand Secondary Schools, New Zealand u19s, New Zealand u21s, Southland, Highlanders, Pacific Islanders, Tonga Ikale Tahi
  • Viliame Veikoso - Otago, Fiji
Rugby League

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 30 July 2014". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  2. ^ "Inmagic DB/Text WebPublisher PRO: 1 records". aucklandcity.govt.nz. 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2011. "FIRST MAORI PRINCIPAL of a SECONDARY SCHOOL Thought to be Mr Edward Te Rangihiwinui Tauroa of Wesley College, Paerata." 
  3. ^ Reflections on the History of Wesley College (accessed:10-06-2007)
  4. ^ "Arnold Manaaki Wilson". Arts Foundation of New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-02-11. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Baron Vaea passes away after a long life of service". Matangi Tonga. 2009-06-08. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 

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