With your gift to scholarships, you’ll give a young girl a chance to participate and grow in our unique environment, regardless of her financial situation. Thanks to you, she’ll learn from some of the best teachers in the country, become more confident in her abilities and make life-long friends who will support her wherever life takes her.

“When I first left St Cuthbert’s I began a Bachelor of Science degree down in Wellington at Victoria University – but soon discovered this wasn’t for me. I then spent two years as an au pair over in the United States. I truly believe that St Cuthbert’s empowered me with the tools and self-confidence I needed to move halfway around the world by myself at the age of 19.

Once I returned to New Zealand I studied a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Nursing at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). I am now working as a registered nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Starship and loving it! I have just been accepted into my post graduate child health studies programme at AUT and will begin this later in the year focusing on neonates.

My time at St Cuthbert’s has helped immensely with both my studies and personal life. St Cuthbert’s enabled me to build a fantastic work ethic, and supported me to always strive towards doing my best and to stay true to who I am. I feel that these are values I have carried with me ever since.

I am so grateful that I was privileged enough to be awarded the Kathleen Goulding Scholarship and attend a school that was able to cater to my personal and academic needs so well. I remember on my first day in nursing a lecturer said if she could give us anything it would be a cup full of resilience – and I couldn’t help but think that St Cuthbert’s had already done that for me.”