“Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini.”
“My strength is not that of a single warrior but that of many.”
Wellington East Girls’ College is a school dedicated to helping students excel academically, culturally and socially. It’s a place that forever holds the mana and passion of thousands of past East students and the many more yet to come. It’s the meeting place, the fale of a team of over 1000 that stands united and is a culmination of the many walks of life that we originate from. Like any place, it’s the people that make it what it is, and WEGC is no exception. Our school fosters the growth, the diversity, the connection and the mana of our students.
We are your head students, Paradise Lesatele and Sofia-Maraea Gowans and it is our honour alongside the prefects to continue to lead the team of blue and gold into a future where opportunity is abundant. We believe that 2021 will be a year of healing, reflection and resilience. It is all due to the irreplaceable guidance and mahi from our teachers, families, tuakana and the people that have helped to build our school environment that have developed a school culture that acknowledges the hauora, cultural diversity and learning for all students. We are so grateful that we get to be surrounded by such a diverse and accepting group of rangatahi.
As we grow older our perception and understanding of the world around us can transform. The same principle applies to our school, for WEGC will never be the same place it was fifty years ago, and in the future it won’t be the same as it is today. We believe that the lessons and perspectives East has to offer is equal to the knowledge, experiences and passions our students project. It is because of the people that we continue to improve and learn as a school.
The future of our students sits steadily on the horizon and because of this we will continue to make the most of our voyage together, as visionaries, sporting superstars, musical prodigies and energetic learners. Let us look forward to many more club/committee meetings, stunning showcases and wins, both on and off the field. We are so proud to be at the forefront of such a supportive and vibrant community that will work together to create new opportunities and push each other to excel to the best of our abilities.
For future students, we hope you consider Te Kura Kōhine o te Rāwhiti o te Ūpoko o te Ika, Wellington East Girls’ College for your coming years of Secondary education. We look forward to seeing where 2021 will take you all, and understand that at East you will find a friend, you’ll find a passion but most importantly you’ll find a community that will stand by you, ahakoa he aha, no matter what.
Ngā mihi nunui, Alofa atu,