Its broad objective is to anticipate and provide for the funding needs of Southwell School over and above what is provided by school fees and government grants. Support is given through tax deductible donations directed to the School through a number of its funds: Scholarships, Endowments, Bequests, Special Projects. The Foundation also has the obligation to ensure that investments are prudently managed to secure the longevity of Southwell School.
The Southwell School Foundation calls upon the Southwell community, past and present, to support future generations of students by giving generously to a range of fundraising programmes. Every donation exemplifies a culture of giving that reinforces the School’s commitment to social justice.
There are many opportunities to get involved as a volunteer or as a benefactor. Each year, a number of regular fundraising activities will present themselves, including an Annual Giving Appeal, a Chairman’s Dinner, a Bequest programme, and Special Events.
We also believe in supporting those communities who support us. Where possible, we will take our school out to the wider communities to help at events, such as providing volunteers for the Radio Network Special Children’s Party, having our choirs perform in Cathedrals and at Resthomes, and having students participate in community service projects.
Through the 2014 Annual Giving many generous donations were made to assist the SSA with the completion of the Indoor Recreation Centre including a climbing wall. This is a space that is well used and enjoyed by the students and a great asset to many of the school’s sports teams.
The Centre of Performing Arts is a specialist Performing Arts facility which was opened in October 2008 by old boy Te Arikinui King Tuheitia. The School launched a capital campaign to assist with the cost of the construction this centre, an amount of $2million was raised as a result of this campaign. This success was attributed through the generous donations of many key supporters from the wider community.
This purpose-designed art, technology and science block was built and opened in 2000 by the Governor General the Rt Hon Sir Michael Hardie Boys. The Centre is named after the Sergel family who generously gifted the School in 1963 to the Southwell School Trust Board.
Resurfacing of the Astro Turf for Hockey and Tennis in 2010
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Southwell has fabulous supporters who make the school both a wonderful environment for learning as well as a community asset.
We would like to acknowledge the special contributions made to the school by the following groups