The following are but two examples of the generosity of some of our donors. We are thankful to each and every donor who makes it possible for young men and women in New Zealand to have access to the best all-round education.
Phil Ryall Bursary
Old Collegian Phil Ryall (School, 1943 –44) has been supporting the College through his namesake Bursary for more than ten years.
His story of how he got to be at King’s is a touching one. “I came from a pretty hard up family in the heart of the King Country,” explains Mr Ryall. “We lived in a real back-country location and I had no way of getting to a high school – there simply weren’t any in the area!
“My father had a pretty hard time in the War, but he was determined that I would receive a high school education. Through his persistence and determination, I was able to attend King’s.
“I was never able to complete my King’s education, however, because my father became really sick while I was at school so I had to leave to help my mother on the farm.
“I enjoyed my time at King’s in the short time I was there. I was never a top athlete or anything like that, but I made some good friends there,” says Mr Ryall.
Over the years, Mr Ryall worked hard on his farm – rearing sheep and cattle – and did reasonably well for himself, to the point where he was finally in a position to set up a bursary which would give children from rural New Zealand the opportunity to receive a good high school education.
“I wanted to help people who came from the sort of rural life I came from, and that’s what I did.” Mr Ryall hopes that all the recipients of his namesake bursary enjoy their time at King’s and try their utmost to make the best of the opportunities that they are lucky to now have exposure to.
Thank you, Mr Ryall, for your generosity to the King’s Foundation, and the College.
Mark and Angela Clatworthy Scholarship
Since 2014 Old Collegian and Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon Mr Mark Clatworthy (Averill, 1978-82) and his wife Angela have chosen to provide yearly boarding scholarship solutions for promising students as their focus.
Up to five scholarships can be awarded to students of Maori or Pasifica descent who have a strong academic and/or sporting ability or who because of financial disadvantage might otherwise have been unable to receive an education at the College. This support represents over a quarter of a million dollars.
The Clatworthys encourage those in the King’s community to consider supporting a scholarship so as to provide a young person with an education and networks that will hopefully allow them to reach their full potential as an individual and in their prospective careers.
Heartland Bank Trust
King’s College is grateful to the support of the Heartland Bank Trust which provides opportunities for the advancement of students from Māori decent. The Trust seeks to increase educational achievement and participation for Māori who can benefit from an independent secondary education.
Students who receive the Heartland Bank scholarships must also demonstrate a commitment to the study of Te Reo and Māori culture and be fully participate in campus life including boarding, academic, cultural and sporting activities.
Heartland Bank opens its doors to King’s students
Over the past five years, Heartland Bank has fostered a strong connection with King’s College. This has come in the form of supporting our First XV Rugby, providing scholarships, and as a recent initiative, offering an internship programme for recent school leavers, which has a strong emphasis on promoting Māori culture.
Heartland Bank Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Greenslade, is full of positivity when it comes to supporting emerging Māori talent at King’s.
“One of Heartland Bank’s aims is to create an environment where Māori language, culture and values are embraced. The internship programme we have in place with King’s College and the Inzone Education Foundation is an important step in achieving this aim.”
The internship programme at Heartland Bank has been a great opportunity to integrate young people into the business, which as recent Old Collegian and Heartland Bank intern August Wairau (Ngāti Rongomaiwahine, Taylor 2016-17) says, “is very helpful if you haven’t had much experience working in a big business.”
“I’ve found the internship to be a huge opportunity to achieve some work experience, test out what career options you might be interested in, as well as making connections with a range of different people.”
August, who was also the recipient of a two-year Heartland Bank scholarship at King’s College, was in the first year intake of interns.
“I was contacted by Heartland Bank to go along to an information evening with other candidates who were interested in the internship,” says August.
August has now been a legal intern at Heartland Bank since November 2017 and has enjoyed the flexibility of the programme, which lets her work full-time during her holidays and part-time when studying for her law degree at the University of Otago.
Throughout the internship, August has made many connections, which will help for future pursuits.
“I have discovered a passion for the commercial side of law. I am still unsure exactly what I will do in the future, but I am sure that my degree and internship will guide me to a decision over the new few years.”
Cora-Faith Prime (Ngāti Hine, Middlemore 2016-18) a recipient of the Heartland Bank scholarship has also participated in the internship programme at Heartland Bank while studying towards a law degree at the University of Waikato.
Each year two King’s College teachers are able to travel overseas on a Fellowship made possible through the generous donation by the late Sir Douglas Myers (School, 1952-56) in the memory of his mother, who had a deep interest in education. The Margaret Myers Fellowship fund also enables educationalists to present seminars, lectures and workshops.
Old Collegians Alistair Dryden (School, 1956-60), Craig Ashby (Averill, 1959-63) and Peter Masfen (Marsden and Major, 1955-59) established a fund to honour Rolf Porter who introduced rowing to the College as a sport in the early 1950s and who played a major role in coaching and developing the sport for the best part of two decades.
Today the fund supports ‘on the water’ rowing equipment and assists with further fundraising to help grow the fund.
Peter Masfen CNZM who himself is a rowing Olympian has also contributed to the recent purchase of a Hudson Eight Super Predator.
Capital Endowment Funds
The Capital Endowment Funds comprise gifts to the Foundation for any ongoing purpose specified by founding donors.
Preserved Capital Fund
The Preserved Capital Fund is the main destination of donations and it is critical in ensuring that the Foundation can best respond to the needs of the College. This fund has enabled the support of the Roy Kelley Design Technology Centre and the Chapel Close. It is this fund that would be used to assist any major capital development at the College.
Scholarships and Bursary Funds
General Scholarships and Bursaries
Donations to this fund have been made to provide for the following:
- Eight academic scholarships based on the College’s Scholarship examination (including up to four new Year 9 students)
- Music scholarships and bursaries for eight students (two for the first time) demonstrating proficiency (Grade 4 or better) in one or more instruments. These students are expected to take an active and willing part in performance music at the College
- Eight boarding bursaries awarded for boys with strong all-round ability (including up to two new Year 9 students)
- Four sports bursaries for students with exceptional all-round ability and who otherwise would be unable to attend the College
- General bursaries awarded to students based on merit and the need of the applicant for financial assistance.
KCOCA Scholarships and Bursaries
The King’s College Old Collegians’ Association (‘KCOCA’) has made, and continues to make, significant donations into this fund to provide for bursaries and scholarships to King’s College students. The bursaries are based on merit and the need of the applicant for financial assistance.
Lilian Alexander Stride Fund
Lilian Alexander Stride bequeathed some £492,000 (NZD 908,000) to King’s College on her death in 2008. Dr Stride specified that the income from the fund be used for bursaries and scholarships for King’s School boys entering the College who demonstrate a need for financial support.
The Endeavour Scholarship programme was established in 2001 by King’s College, in conjunction with St Cuthbert’s College and King’s School. The focus of the Endeavour programme is on providing Māori and Pacific Island students with educational opportunities at the three participating schools. Twenty students (four per year) are assisted to attend King’s College through the programme. The financial assistance provided for the students is funded as to 50 per cent from private benefactors and 50 per cent by the College. The Endeavour Scholarship Fund was initiated to provide the College with income to assist it to meet its 50 per cent obligation under the Endeavour Scholarship Scheme programme. It is the intention of the Foundation to grow this fund significantly over the next few years.
Phil Ryall Bursary
This bursary is awarded to an applicant from rural New Zealand, preferably from a part of the country which does not have easy access to secondary schooling.
Peter W Wilson Boarding Scholarship
2017 marks the final year of Peter Wilson and his partner Gerda’s establishment of the Peter Wilson Boarding Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a good, all-round student who would benefit from an education at King’s College and will contribute to the life of the College. This scholarship each year enables a Year 9 boy to have a full five year boarding scholarship, in perpetuity. In 2018 for the first time, five students were supported by this scholarship. Preference will be given to a Year 9 Boarder in School House, and who would not be able to attend King’s College without the support of the scholarship. The scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2014.
James Webster Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship has been set up by King’s College in conjunction with the Webster family in memory of the late James Webster who was a student of the College. It is intended that the fund will increase over time to endow a scholarship to enable a boy entering the College from outside Auckland as a Year 9 boarder in St John’s House who would otherwise not be able to attend King’s College. Preference will be given to a student who could contribute to the Chapel Choir and/or community service programmes.
Roger Bartley Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by King’s College, in conjunction with the family of the late Dr Roger Bartley and the Rotary Club of Otahuhu. It commemorates Dr Bartley’s selfless service to the community and his strong association with both the College — as a student, school doctor, parent and grandparent; and with the Rotary Club of Otahuhu — as a member and President. The intention is to grow the fund so that from 2014 it can endow a scholarship for a promising all-round student who would benefit from an education at King’s College. Preference will be given for a student who is a resident of South Auckland and who would not be able to attend the College without the support of the scholarship.
Mark and Angela Clatworthy Scholarship
Since 2014 Old Collegian and Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon Mr Mark Clatworthy (Averill, 1978-82) and his wife Angela have chosen to provide yearly boarding scholarship solutions for promising students as their focus. Up to five scholarships can be awarded to students of Māori or Pacific descent who have a strong academic and/or sporting ability or who because of financial disadvantage might otherwise have been unable to receive an education at the College. This support represents over a quarter of a million dollars. The Clatworthys encourage those in the King’s community to consider supporting a scholarship so as to provide a young person with an education and networks that will hopefully allow them to reach their full potential as an individual and in their prospective careers.
William Thode Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was set up in memory of William Thode, a King’s College Year 9 student who died in 2010. It was awarded for the first time in 2013. It is intended that the fund will continue to grow through donations and that the income earned from the investment will provide a bursary to a student entering the College at Year 9 who is a good all-rounder and who would not otherwise be able to attend King’s College.
Ian Kirkpatrick Rugby Scholarship
The Ian Kirkpatrick Rugby Scholarship assists an all-rounder with exceptional rugby skills to attend King’s College. Recipients of the scholarship may not otherwise be able to attend King’s without the financial assistance of this scholarship. This was awarded to a Year 12 student in 2016. Ian (Selwyn, 1960–64), who was one of four sons, came to King’s from a Gisborne farming family background. He played for the First XV for three years from 1962. He captained the First XV in 1964 and also the 1964 Auckland Secondary Schools’ rep team. As a College athlete, Ian was also a sprint, hurdles and pole vault champion. On leaving King’s, Ian went on to play rugby for both Canterbury and Poverty Bay, becoming an All Black in 1967 and was Captain from 1972 to 1974 playing a total of 39 test matches. In the 1980 Queen’s Birthday Honours he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to rugby and in 2003 was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame.
Bradley Fenner Scholarship
The Bradley Fenner Scholarship was established in honour of one of our past Headmasters (2009–14) with the broad purpose of supporting students who would not otherwise be able to attend King’s College as boarders. Preference is given to a student who demonstrates leadership potential and is from outside Auckland.
Specific Endowment Funds
Rolf Porter Rowing Fund
The Rolf Porter Rowing Fund was established and partially funded by Old Collegians Alistair Dryden (School, 1956–60), Craig Ashby (Averill, 1959–63) and Peter Masfen (Marsden and Major, 1955–59) in acknowledgement of Rolf Porter’s (Town, 1923–26) contribution to rowing at the College. Alistair and Peter both went on to represent New Zealand, including rowing at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Rolf himself was a Red Coat (a NZ Rowing Champion), who rowed in the coxed four in 1933.
Rolf introduced rowing as a sport to King’s in the early 1950s and was directly involved in rowing at the College for the best part of two decades until the early 1970’s. He also coached and funded NZ Rowing, taking the New Zealand team to the World Championships at Lake Bled (Slovenia) in 1966. Rolf was a strong proponent of physical fitness and set high standards for himself and his crews. The primary purpose of the fund in his honour is to provide ‘on the water’ rowing equipment. Funds can also be made available to subsidise events being held for the explicit purpose of raising funds for rowing at the College.
John Renshaw Memorial Prize
The John Renshaw Memorial Prize Fund was set up in 2012 by King’s College in conjunction with friends and colleagues of the late John Renshaw to endow the prestigious John Renshaw Memorial Prize in perpetuity. The prize is awarded to a Day boy in Year 11 who shows good all-round ability, leadership potential and a sense of service and loyalty. Interest from this fund provided for the prize from 2014 onwards.