Chris Watts (2003-2009)
A Foundation student of Wentworth commencing in Year 7, Chris studied here for 7 years, completing his schooling at the end of his Year 13. Chris was not only academically able but was fully involved in the sporting side of the school. Chris’s all-round ability was recognised as he was appointed Head Boy for 2009.
After Wentworth, Chris attended Auckland University to study mechanical engineering. In 2014 he completed a 5 year conjoint degree programme with a Bachelor Engineering (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Economics.
Chris’s academic success was further acknowledged by winning the 2014 Senior Scholars Award at Auckland University for the highest overall grades in the Faculty of Business and Economics.
The multi-national firm of Deloitte has appointed Chris to the position of Strategic Consultant, and he is now based in Wellington.
Well I’ve finally finished my degree (a B.Sc in Computer Science and Mathematics). My final marks came in with As and A+s – it certainly was a huge relieve to have finished that successfully!
I’m in Camberra, Australia, until February 2015 on an expenses paid summer research scholarship. I’m assisting research on positional quadcopters without GPS or a room full of cameras, to allow the craft to be flown in crowded city centres and indoors. When I return to New Zealand, I’m looking at doing a Masters of Science (in Computer Science) at Massey University in Albany, which – all going to plan – will take 1 ½ years.
Kelly Nunn (2003 – 2005)
Kelly was a foundation Student of Wentworth college; she started here with us in year 9 and completed her schooling at the end of year 11. Kelly won a full scholarship to attend St Paul’s Collegiate in Hamilton as a boarder.
Once she finish year 13 she attended Auckland University to study Health Science with the aim of becoming a doctor. At the end of her first year she won a place in Auckland School of Medicine. Kelly is now a qualified doctor and has been appointed to her first full time position at Rotorua hospital.
Kelly is excited about working in Rotorua because of the wide variety of work involved in a regional hospital that you do not necessarily get to experience in large city hospitals.
Chris Everitt was our Head Boy last year and the last child in his family to finish schooling with us her at Wentworth.
Steve and Pip write: Thanks for making a difference in all of our Children’s lives!
NZ Rowing Champs
There were some great achievements from three alumni students at the NZ Rowing Championships held in Twizel – competing along side and against some of New Zealand’s top Olympic rowers. Jake Guy brought home 2 Silver medals in the Men’s premier lightweight pair and Men’s premier lightweight double, as well as a Bronze medal in the Men’s senior double sculls. Alexandra Murden rowed her way to a Bronze medal in the Women’s club coxed eight, and Chris Everitt won a Bronze medal in the Men’s coxless quad.