The weather was kind and the scene picture perfect. The weekend’s Centenary celebrations were just what we had hoped for – a warm hearted and inspirational get-together in recognition of this very special school.
It was a privilege to meet so many friends of Wellesley, some from as far away as the UK. There were so many great moments, though the mass wharf jump on Saturday afternoon in brilliant conditions was really something extraordinary.
We want to thank everyone who volunteered their time and talents to make the Centenary the success it was.
We also thank everyone – Old Boys, current boys, former parents and staff, current parents and staff, grandparents and our many many special friends – who participated in the events.
The weekend was a great reminder of all that Wellesley has to offer and we will celebrate it soon via pictures and commentary.
Wellesley100 Organising Committee
Memorabilia for sale
We still have some Centenary merchandise for sale. So if you woke up on Sunday wishing you had bought that t-shirt, tie, pen, cufflink set or book, you still can!
WELLESLEY HISTORY BOOK
To order your copy, simply download the order form from www.wellesley.school.nz/centenary-2014/centenary-book, and either email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to us at:
611A Marine Drive
Lower Hutt, 5013.
The “Wellesley” song
Earlier in the year, a group of Year 8 boys interviewed some of the boys in the junior school about Wellesley. Questions included “What does Mr Owen do?”, “How old is Mr G?” and “What do you think of Wellesley?”. The answers were used to make a brief film (shown as part of the recent senior school production) and as the basis for a song which the boys wrote in collaboration with Mrs Hooke.
In the last week of the school holidays, Arlo, Harper, Paul and TJ recorded the song – “Wellesley” – at Munki Studios. Listen to the song:
Download here – right-click on the link and “Save as”: Wellesley song (6.2MB)
With thanks to Mrs Hooke, and to Mike and James from Munki Studios (www.munki.co.nz).