This is where you will find information on our past pupils and contact details for the Whitby Collegians.
Where are they now?
Congratulations to Jack Johnston who has Graduated Bachelor of Applied Arts (Visual Arts and Design).
Caitlin Foster is at West Virginia University (WVU) and playing in the Women's soccer programme. They are currently third place in the KIAC conference. In the next month they will compete in a tournament, which if they win will decide if they compete in the NAIA Nationals. This will be the first time WVU have qualified. The team are currently 11-4 (11 wins and 4 losses) and have scored a total of 39 goals which have both broken the school all-time record for record and goals scored. Caitlin has scored 5 goals, with a total of 15 points. Caitlin is known on the pitch and on campus as ‘Kiwi’.
Gold Award for Alexandra
Last Saturday, former student Alexandra Gadd celebrated a great achievement when she went to Government House and received her Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Gold Award. This prestigious award demonstrates a great degree of commitment and perseverance, and it was wonderful to see Alexandra's hard work rewarded. (22/08/2014)
Engineering Scholarship for Allie Foote
Allie Foote is the inaugural recipient of the Beca Engineering Technology scholarship for an individual undertaking an engineering diploma or degree at the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec). Allie (pictured with Mike Kerr, Wellington Regional Manager for Beca) is about to start year two of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology at WelTec. Allie, our 2011 Head Girl, wants to make a contribution to New Zealand’s renewable energy production by becoming an engineer.
Allie Foote, our 2011 Head Girl, is the inaugural recipient of the Beca Engineering Technology scholarship for an individual undertaking an engineering diploma or degree at the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec).
Allie (pictured with Mike Kerr, Wellington Regional Manager for Beca) is about to start year two of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology at WelTec. Allie wants to make a contribution to New Zealand’s renewable energy production by becoming an engineer. Read Wellington Scoop article
Dancer David Chapman
Recent Old Boy, David Chapman (Y13 2013) went to Queensland to study dance with the Queensland National Ballet and has already been invited to dance with the Australian Ballet in several supporting roles in their Brisbane performance of Manon. David said"This was such an amazing experience and I got to watch and be with the company dancers which was so thrilling and inspirational."
Perhaps we will see David performing in the New Zealand Ballet one day? We look forward to it and wish him well in his dancing career.
|David Chapman, currently studying at Queensland National Ballet School, and clearly having the time of his life as these photos show. (22/08/2014)
Do you remember Trevor Tunnington?
Marsden Whitby Old Boy Trevor Tunnington (16yrs) is the current 2014 NZ Junior Stand Up Paddleboard Racing Champion. He represented NZ in the world championships in Peru in February 2013 where he came 9th in the Open Men’s 24km distance race. He was also awarded a copper medal in the NZ Surfing Nationals (in Gisborne) coming 4th in the Open Men’s SUP (Stand Up Paddle) Surfing division and a silver medal in the Open Men’s SUP Technical race Nationals (in and out of the waves). In California last year he was 2nd (out of 87 paddlers) in the Open Men’s 12ft6 (18km) distance board race.
After completing Year 7 in 2008 Trevor relocated with his family to Australia. He now attends St Andrew's Anglican College on the Sunshine Coast and will finish school at the end of 2015. While at Marsden Whitby Trevor received the Highly Commended Award at Prize Giving and the Year 7 Parents' Association Prize for music. Obviously he has a great future ahead of him and we will follow his achievements with great interest. (20/03/2014)