Student Profiles

Hannah is now studying a Bachelor of Nursing at the ARA Institute of Canterbury. After five years of study she hopes to have completed NET-P (First Year Post Graduate Course) as a Registered Nurse and then plans to work in a medical or surgical ward. Eventually she wants to work in an emergency department in a hospital. Hannah may also undergo further study with St John to gain a diploma in... Read more
Hannah Sergel
Graduated First Class Honours from the University of Otago Christchurch in 2015. Melanie was one of the first two student to obtain a scholarship from The Winding Road Trust. She is now a research scientist at NZ Nutritionals in Christchurch. When Melanie was at secondary school we gifted her a sewing machine because she was making all her own clothes. Her love of sewing and her vision led her... Read more
Melanie Hamzah
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 2018 Levi is studying economics, accounting, maths, history and classics. He leads his high school's tennis A team as well as excelling at table tennis. Levi plays tennis at the TE KURA Hagley Park Tennis Club. The Trust has been able to provide Levi with a graphics calculator and lap top as well as paying for his tennis club fees. Read more
Levi Gibbs
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
Jasmine was awarded a scholarship in 2009 while attending Papanui High School. Jasmine has been accepted to study with The New Zealand Institute of Sport n 2020, which will suit her style of learning. She plans to complete her level two and three NCEA in 2020. The Trust has been able to assist Jasmine with the purchase of sporting equipment Read more
Jasmine Ryan
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
Bridie is in her second year of the scholarship program. She attends Papanui High School and is studying: Chemistry, Math, Physics, Biology. Health and English. We were able to assist Bridie to enter the NZIBO tutorial program and because of her success in this program she was able to attend the Harry Messel 40th International Science School in Australia. Bridie said that overall, the... Read more
Bridie McErlain