A new way to make a difference in our Community
The Waitakere College Foundation is a Charitable Trust formed by community leaders and past pupils of the College to:
“provide opportunities for our kids to succeed in education by reducing barriers”.
The Foundation accepts donations of any size from individuals or businesses, who would like to enhance the educational outcomes for students of the College in a variety of ways, to support classroom learning, and provide better opportunities to succeed educationally, thus to become positively contributing community members.
For instance, challenges faced by some students currently include inequity in areas of:
- Government funding to enable access to equipment and programmes that would allow them to participate fully in school life
- Access to family resources for transport, camp fees, or uniform being barriers to participation in sports, performing arts and extra-curricular activity
- Home access to broadband and digital learning facilities, which then puts them behind for furthering their education beyond secondary school and limits their career choices
- Funds for scholarships and mentoring programmes to guide and develop them in school and in pathways beyond school
Our approach is to work with charitable donors to secure new and sustainable sources of funding for equipment, resources and activities to meet needs as above.
The Foundation Trustees will meet regularly to discuss and debate options for use of any donations raised and agree on measured outcomes of activity. The Trustees have a connection to the school via representation from the School Board of Trustees Chair, the Principal, and Business Manager. Other Trustees are past pupils or other community representatives.
42 Rathgar Road, Henderson, Auckland 0610. PO Box 21144, Henderson, Auckland 0650.