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A Tradition of Giving

The Southwell Foundation was established in 1991 and is the entity through which donor support for our school is principally directed.

Donating to the Southwell Foundation Endowment Fund will help create remarkable opportunities that enable our students to succeed and allow you to be part of our rich and meaningful history.

The Foundation manages an Endowment Fund for the purpose of preserving the character and independence of the School.  Over the past 30 years, the Foundation Trust has received generous contributions from the Southwell School community through direct gifts and regular fundraising initiatives such as our Annual Giving Appeal and the Chairman’s Dinner.

We encourage the extended Southwell Community to make charitable donations to the Endowment Fund so that Southwell School can continue to provide the highest quality of education for our students.

This generosity has allowed the Trust to make significant contributions to enhance the Southwell environment.


Southwell Flavours

Food is essential to our existence and one of the most significant things we can share with each other.  Southwell Flavours is a celebration of the food, culture and people within our great Southwell community.

Southwell today represents a great cross section of modern Waikato society, whereby daily we celebrate our cultural diversity and the flavours celebrated within this book epitomise this.

The funds raised from this culinary treasure will enhance our wonderful Southwell library and help grow both the Endowment Fund and the Scholarship Fund.

Indoor Recreation Centre

Through the 2014 Annual Giving many generous donations were made to assist the SSA with the completion of the Indoor Recreation Centre including a climbing wall. This is a space that is well used and enjoyed by the students and a great asset to many of the school’s sports teams.

Indoor Rec Centre

The Centre of Performing Arts

The Centre of Performing Arts is a specialist Performing Arts facility which was opened in October 2008 by old boy Te Arikinui King Tuheitia. The School launched a capital campaign to assist with the cost of the construction this centre, an amount of $2million was raised as a result of this campaign. This success was attributed through the generous donations of many key supporters from the wider community.

The Sergel Centre

This purpose-designed art, technology and science block was built and opened in 2000 by the Governor General the Rt Hon Sir Michael Hardie Boys. The Centre is named after the Sergel family who generously gifted the School in 1963 to the Southwell School Trust Board.

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