Student Profiles

Papanui High School 2013 - 2015 Otago University 2016 Hannah is very involved in St John Youth and is currently a sergeant. She has attended three large training courses to improve her leadership skills. Hannah was chair person of the school council in 2015 and was part of a peer support team in her school. The Trust paid Hannah's school fees for three years and supported her with a $2000 grant... Read more
Riccarton High School 2009 - 2010 Gap year in India 2011 Laidlaw College 2012 - 2014 Theology Degree Elizabeth is a high achiever with a strong faith. During her time at Riccarton High school she fully participated in her studies and extra curricular activities. The Trust was able to support Elizabeth by paying her school fees, guitar lessons, dragon boat racing, and netball fees. Elizabeth was... Read more
Elizabeth Pawson
Papanui High School 2008 - 2010 University of Canterbury 2011 - 2012 Studied for a Bachelor of Science Biological Sciences (Genetics) When the Board read Alannah's Personal Development Plan we felt that she would benefit from having access to a computer at home, so we presented her with laptop and printer in front of the whole senior school assembly. Just as Alannah was about to begin university... Read more
Alannah Rickerby
Riccarton High School 2013 2016 Otago University Medical School 2017 - Maeli has a strong interest in leadership, sports, performing arts, meeting new people and having a good time with everyone. While at secondary school, he was involved in multiple groups and events that enabled him to improve on and experience his interests, including two drama school productions, and the male voice choir... Read more
Maeli Prince
Papanui High School 2008 – 2010 University of Canterbury 2011 – 2013 Studied for a Bachelor of Science with a major in Biochemistry Molecular Genetics, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Reactivity, Biochemistry A and B, Cell Biology, Practical Biology and Evolution. Melanie was one of our first students and when she wrote her Personal Development Plan it became apparent that she did not have a... Read more
Melanie Hamzah
Linwood High School 2008 Canterbury University 2009 – 2011 The Trust awarded Tony his scholarship in his final year at Linwood High School. Tony went on the University of Canterbury and studied for a Bachelor of Commerce with a double major in Economics and Finance. Trying to complete his subjects during an earthquake, which destroyed many facilities on the university campus, was a real... Read more
Tony Nelmes
Alannah Coming from a family with no person having attended university, it means a lot to have gained a university degree. Writing the Personal Development Plan has helped me to set goals and achievements and helped me to strive to obtain them. Maeli The Winding Road Trust has relieved the stress of fees and costs. This has sub sequentially allowed me to focus on the practical side of social and... Read more
Papanui High School 2013-2015 Gap Year 2016 University of Canterbury 2017 Alex is studying to be a Journalist. While at secondary school the Trust paid school and sports fees. When she asked us if we could help to pay for orthodontist work we were able to raise funds to meet the cost because we thought it was important both personally and for her career. Alex is took a year to be an exchange... Read more
Alex Hudson
Oxford Area School 2011 - 2013 (Dux) University of Canterbury 2014 Studying for A Bachelor of Arts in History and Art History Olivia successfully completed her first year of study then took a gap year. During her three years at secondary school, the Trust paid Olivia's school fees and for art and stationery supplies. The Trust also contributed towards the cost of a camera for her school studies... Read more
Olivia Frahm