New Christian School for Wellington

By Wellington Christian Education Trust

NZ $24,475 pledged


20 people pledged


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NZ $200,000 minimum target


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This campaign failed to reach its target by 17/07/2015 at 11:00 PM (NZST) and is now closed.

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New Christian School For Wellington

Project 2015-04-06 18:02:13 +1200

Our vision is to establish a state-integrated, interdenominational, co-educational school in Wellington, a place where the NZ curriculum and the word of the Lord are taught in unity. We are aiming for a new Christian school, initially for the intermediate and secondary levels.

 

Wellington is ready for this Christian school. Currently, there is nothing like it in Wellington. We believe that it is God’s plan and timing to establish this school now. Research has shown that many families in Wellington are looking for this school and want to see it become a reality.

 

We are raising funds for the deposit on an excellent site with existing school buildings. This is a unique opportunity that we want to take advantage of.

We need $200,000 to place a deposit on this remarkable site.

The pre-existing school site is our first choice; however we are also assessing other options if we cannot obtain this property.

 

Our plan is to secure the appropriate location so that we can work towards starting the school, including applying for integration with the Ministry of Education.  

 

The Wellington Christian Education Trust was formed as a charitable trust at the end of 2013. It consists of people from local churches who share this vision, and are working with other Christian communities and churches in Wellington.  We have support and advice from the NZ Christian Proprietors’ Trust as we work towards integration with the Ministry of Education. We also have the support of the NZ Association of Christian Schools who represent other schools around the country that share our vision.

 

Comments

Updates 3

Not long now!!

06/07/2015 at 10:53 AM

I have been really encouraged talking to the leaders of so many different churches around Wellington. So many people are really enthusiastic about seeing this happen, but don't know how it will work. If we all put together our little bit now, the small amounts that you think may not make a difference, we will be able to do this. We have been so encouraged by the messages of support and people looking forward to having this opportunity for future generations in Wellington.

All the different people who are helping us out, each different pledge, is vital in helping this come together. I love the idea that microfunding or crowdfunding this school shows the interdenominational nature of this project. Built into the foundation is the idea of Christians working together in unity to build something for Wellington.

The hope we have is that the next generation will grow up with strong links between the churches, that we will be able to live out Christ's instruction from John 13, "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."

Thanks for joining in this and keep telling people our story!

Location! Location! Location

13/05/2015 at 9:39 AM

We are working with the Westmount Campus in Johnsonville to buy their site!

This is a very exciting opportunity for us, as it is already operating as a school for Yrs 1-13, so has all the necessary specialist facilities. A school being available for purchase within the area that the Government has identified as open for an integrated school is unusual, we believe God is opening up doors for us. The location also meets our desire for a school that is accessible to Wellington city, the Hutt valley and porirua city, being only a few minutes off the motorway, and very close to the Raroa train station and mjor bus routes. This access will improve for the Hutt when the link road is built. 

The school is on a beautiful area, with a view between the hills, looking to Wellington harbour. It has a gym, science lab, technology rooms, music studio and a bright, new modern learning centre for self-directed learning for individual and group study, as well as the standard school facilities. This would enable us to offer a full curriculum, confident in the facilities available for the teachers and students.

We would take over the property at the end of 2016, enabling us to start in 2017. 

Remember, we need your help, pray about what you should give and who you should share the vision with!Westmount classroooms

Location

28/04/2015 at 2:08 PM

Thank you so much for your interest! We are so excited by the interest people have shown. A few questions are coming up, so I hope this will help some what.

  1. Location: We are currently looking in the northern corridor, essentially from Newlands north. We have been in preliminary discussions with the Ministry of Education and looked at other research, and this is the area that has been identified regularly as the most suitable. If you have any specific questions or comments, we will try to answer as well we can at this stage.
  2. Why interdenominational? We believe in strength in unity, that the church combined brings a strength and shared vision, sharing the burden and responsibility to make soemthing wonderful. We are told that people will know that we are Christ's disciples by the way we love one another- this is an opportunity to express, nurture and develop that love which can then overflow into the wider community.

    Pledgers 20

    Timothy Kloeg
    2015-07-14 06:39:37 +1200
    Gary Oosterbaan
    2015-07-13 12:41:39 +1200
    Carl van der Meulen
    2015-07-08 23:53:21 +1200
    Johanna Stump
    2015-07-06 16:00:26 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-07-06 09:43:26 +1200
    Jasmyn and Richard Schmidt
    2015-07-05 14:40:24 +1200

    "May people give generously and may God's blessing be on this school."

    Anonymous pledger
    2015-07-03 13:42:07 +1200
    James Baty
    2015-07-02 21:32:45 +1200

    "All the best!"

    John and Maria Holtslag
    2015-06-03 10:17:54 +1200
    Rosemary and Graeme Wallis
    2015-05-21 17:51:10 +1200

    "A privilege to give. No need for reward - just the new school will be reward enough!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2015-05-20 16:32:06 +1200
    Andy & Tash Rogers
    2015-05-16 09:58:49 +1200
    Wen and Trevor Mok
    2015-05-08 18:02:14 +1200

    "We encourage all to come and support this project. "

    Pamela Lim
    2015-05-08 00:00:18 +1200
    Natalya Mansell
    2015-05-06 11:04:36 +1200
    J.Cross
    2015-05-02 08:51:26 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-04-27 20:36:51 +1200
    Bill & Jackie Wierenga
    2015-04-27 13:36:22 +1200
    Shareen Botha
    2015-04-22 08:34:01 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-04-20 09:01:27 +1200

    Followers 4

    Followers of New Christian School for Wellington

    New Christian School For Wellington

    Project 2015-04-06 18:02:13 +1200

    Our vision is to establish a state-integrated, interdenominational, co-educational school in Wellington, a place where the NZ curriculum and the word of the Lord are taught in unity. We are aiming for a new Christian school, initially for the intermediate and secondary levels.

     

    Wellington is ready for this Christian school. Currently, there is nothing like it in Wellington. We believe that it is God’s plan and timing to establish this school now. Research has shown that many families in Wellington are looking for this school and want to see it become a reality.

     

    We are raising funds for the deposit on an excellent site with existing school buildings. This is a unique opportunity that we want to take advantage of.

    We need $200,000 to place a deposit on this remarkable site.

    The pre-existing school site is our first choice; however we are also assessing other options if we cannot obtain this property.

     

    Our plan is to secure the appropriate location so that we can work towards starting the school, including applying for integration with the Ministry of Education.  

     

    The Wellington Christian Education Trust was formed as a charitable trust at the end of 2013. It consists of people from local churches who share this vision, and are working with other Christian communities and churches in Wellington.  We have support and advice from the NZ Christian Proprietors’ Trust as we work towards integration with the Ministry of Education. We also have the support of the NZ Association of Christian Schools who represent other schools around the country that share our vision.

     

    Comments

    Not long now!!

    06/07/2015 at 10:53 AM

    I have been really encouraged talking to the leaders of so many different churches around Wellington. So many people are really enthusiastic about seeing this happen, but don't know how it will work. If we all put together our little bit now, the small amounts that you think may not make a difference, we will be able to do this. We have been so encouraged by the messages of support and people looking forward to having this opportunity for future generations in Wellington.

    All the different people who are helping us out, each different pledge, is vital in helping this come together. I love the idea that microfunding or crowdfunding this school shows the interdenominational nature of this project. Built into the foundation is the idea of Christians working together in unity to build something for Wellington.

    The hope we have is that the next generation will grow up with strong links between the churches, that we will be able to live out Christ's instruction from John 13, "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."

    Thanks for joining in this and keep telling people our story!

    Location! Location! Location

    13/05/2015 at 9:39 AM

    We are working with the Westmount Campus in Johnsonville to buy their site!

    This is a very exciting opportunity for us, as it is already operating as a school for Yrs 1-13, so has all the necessary specialist facilities. A school being available for purchase within the area that the Government has identified as open for an integrated school is unusual, we believe God is opening up doors for us. The location also meets our desire for a school that is accessible to Wellington city, the Hutt valley and porirua city, being only a few minutes off the motorway, and very close to the Raroa train station and mjor bus routes. This access will improve for the Hutt when the link road is built. 

    The school is on a beautiful area, with a view between the hills, looking to Wellington harbour. It has a gym, science lab, technology rooms, music studio and a bright, new modern learning centre for self-directed learning for individual and group study, as well as the standard school facilities. This would enable us to offer a full curriculum, confident in the facilities available for the teachers and students.

    We would take over the property at the end of 2016, enabling us to start in 2017. 

    Remember, we need your help, pray about what you should give and who you should share the vision with!Westmount classroooms

    Location

    28/04/2015 at 2:08 PM

    Thank you so much for your interest! We are so excited by the interest people have shown. A few questions are coming up, so I hope this will help some what.

    1. Location: We are currently looking in the northern corridor, essentially from Newlands north. We have been in preliminary discussions with the Ministry of Education and looked at other research, and this is the area that has been identified regularly as the most suitable. If you have any specific questions or comments, we will try to answer as well we can at this stage.
    2. Why interdenominational? We believe in strength in unity, that the church combined brings a strength and shared vision, sharing the burden and responsibility to make soemthing wonderful. We are told that people will know that we are Christ's disciples by the way we love one another- this is an opportunity to express, nurture and develop that love which can then overflow into the wider community.
      Timothy Kloeg
      2015-07-14 06:39:37 +1200
      Gary Oosterbaan
      2015-07-13 12:41:39 +1200
      Carl van der Meulen
      2015-07-08 23:53:21 +1200
      Johanna Stump
      2015-07-06 16:00:26 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-07-06 09:43:26 +1200
      Jasmyn and Richard Schmidt
      2015-07-05 14:40:24 +1200

      "May people give generously and may God's blessing be on this school."

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-07-03 13:42:07 +1200
      James Baty
      2015-07-02 21:32:45 +1200

      "All the best!"

      John and Maria Holtslag
      2015-06-03 10:17:54 +1200
      Rosemary and Graeme Wallis
      2015-05-21 17:51:10 +1200

      "A privilege to give. No need for reward - just the new school will be reward enough!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-05-20 16:32:06 +1200
      Andy & Tash Rogers
      2015-05-16 09:58:49 +1200
      Wen and Trevor Mok
      2015-05-08 18:02:14 +1200

      "We encourage all to come and support this project. "

      Pamela Lim
      2015-05-08 00:00:18 +1200
      Natalya Mansell
      2015-05-06 11:04:36 +1200
      J.Cross
      2015-05-02 08:51:26 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-04-27 20:36:51 +1200
      Bill & Jackie Wierenga
      2015-04-27 13:36:22 +1200
      Shareen Botha
      2015-04-22 08:34:01 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-04-20 09:01:27 +1200

      Followers of New Christian School for Wellington

      This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 17/07/2015 at 11:00 PM.