Wesley College hostel slammed by report

Oct 3, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: XtraMSN Real Estate

The Education Review Office has criticised student safety standards at Auckland's Wesley College boarding hostel and called for the Government to step in.

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sayohmy

New Zealand

#1 Oct 13, 2008
bro i thought wesley was a pretty up there school.

aww what happened guys.go fundraise and fix up our dorms man
Potha

Dunedin, New Zealand

#2 Oct 15, 2008
The dorms were pretty awesome when I was there 10 years ago, whats going on?
Old school

Hastings, New Zealand

#3 Oct 15, 2008
Wesley is losing it's mana and respect. These two attributes as well as discipline are what I learned as a boarder at Wesley back in the 80's.
The kidfs there today have no respect for the staff, each other and the school itself!!
The current principal doesn't seem to be adressing the problems which have brought our fine school into disrepute!! Shame on him!!
1985-91 Renegade

Wanganui, New Zealand

#5 Nov 14, 2008
Te Kareti Weteriana. Yo to all the old School Boys that had WTC locked down the time when MacDougal, Grinter, Watson and all those great Teachers and Leaders kept it real. Sure there was things that went on but it was dealt with and any smart lil posers would soon grow up fast and be disciplined. These days no parades just bull. No real leadership. Students now dont know the mana or the history of all of our old boys.The board and the hostel dont see eye to eye and havent for a long time. An absolute disgrace that because of some people pride they cannot sort out their own bull. The oldest school and once a very proud school. Go up there now its like a ghetto, Students have no respect the leaders of the school? where are they? Even some ex Students from the 80s and former have had their own kids go there and it was a mess. Sort it out before it ends up like Tipene and I tell you to this day those boys are still hurtin over the closure!!!! Lets not end up like Tip for god sake......
last form 1

Whangarei, New Zealand

#6 Jan 17, 2009
hmm i go there now, and i admit it! Wesley has gone down! when i started, the school was already going down, and its a shame really!
Over the few years i've been there i saw the changes that started to happen from when i was form one till now! the tagging, the disrespect, the sciving(wagging), inproper uniform, even from the siniors!, and now as i look unto the siniors i see them as a joke to wesley college! i remeber when i was form one we got told to tuck in our shirts, straighten up our ties, and wear the uni form with pride, and we did'nt have to be told twice, because we'd listen!, but now it just does'nt happen eny more!
I hope, as i finish my school years here, that i can make a change and hopefully give Wesley college it's pride once more.
Renegade

Wanganui, New Zealand

#7 Jan 21, 2009
Thanks for your posting bruvva.It is a hell of a shame as I make no mistake in how annoyed it is spending from form 1 till form 7 at WTC. We used to roll into Puke or anywhere and no matter of the jealousy that has always been there about Wesley everyone used to comment on the way the boys and girls dressed. With pride. You can read into this alot it speaks alot about a person and a place. I hope and I pray the pride and mana is installed in the School as it is the oldest School in New Zealand soooo much pride so much character.,...If I had a choice I would go back there and sort it all out. Sad to say but it does start at the top.If you have someone that leads and doesnt take shit it feeds down to the rest of the School. There is nothing that makes Old boys prouder than a strong WTC not just in sport but in attitude. We can build it up again.... Make everyone proud. Wesley is a place where everyone should be like a big family inspiring for one goal...to succeed. Of course there are some issues that arise but it comes from having strong leaders and strong mana.Keep the faith and play your role. Kia Kaha boy......
ka kite
Renegade 85-90
Renegade

Taupo, New Zealand

#8 Jan 30, 2009
Well, I nearly fell over to actually see other schools in the lime light.All us ex Wesley folk know that our beloved school has in the past spent its time in the lime light as obviously many jounalists had no better stories to cover... Although I am not happy with some aspects that have taken place I have equally been annoyed at WTC being the target when we all know that these bigger more "affluent" schools had far worse issues such as bullying, high class drug issues and many many more. But of course it is so easy to pick on a low decile sth akld school.

Wesely carries its pride in the heart and I know being a small school punches way above its weight and that why WTC is dear to many we just wanna see any issues sorted out before i becomes another school run by the govt in an interim measure. Lets put our heads together and sort anything out that needs sorting....Communication is the key....

Anyway all take care....and media there is plenty more school out there with ten times the issue compared with WTC......okay!!!!!
Tarnz

Tauranga, New Zealand

#9 Feb 4, 2009
Hi every1 my son is a current student at Wesley & we wanted to send our son too Wesley because we felt they had a lot to offer e.g. Rugby, Education,Discipline and so forth...however 1 year has gone by & i have notice that some staff members at the school has problems with there communication skills. As a parent my son's best interest is at heart, & when i want to find out anything i just get an abrupt answer or just ignored. We get 1 notice per term if there are changes we don't find out until then & what iv just experienced lately is? we have made changes to the rules or clothing or shop accounts etc. & the kids know BUT the parents haven't been advised of these changes we get second hand info. I'm appalled by this type of behaviour communication is a must with the parents....iv complained & still haven't heard anything, And i agree with some of the other replies, the school is in need of a good coat of paint & some of there buildings are in appalling state. I know it's an old school but still it needs to be maintained...Plus the food hygiene the cooks don't even wear gloves & there's No proper drinking facilities & my boy is still hungry?...Man are we still living in the twilight zone.

Since: Nov 08

Auckland

#10 Feb 4, 2009
Old school wrote:
Wesley is losing it's mana and respect. These two attributes as well as discipline are what I learned as a boarder at Wesley back in the 80's.
The kidfs there today have no respect for the staff, each other and the school itself!!
The current principal doesn't seem to be adressing the problems which have brought our fine school into disrepute!! Shame on him!!
And this is any different than in other schools???
tipene828384

New Zealand

#11 Feb 21, 2009
1985-91 Renegade wrote:
Te Kareti Weteriana. Yo to all the old School Boys that had WTC locked down the time when MacDougal, Grinter, Watson and all those great Teachers and Leaders kept it real. Sure there was things that went on but it was dealt with and any smart lil posers would soon grow up fast and be disciplined. These days no parades just bull. No real leadership. Students now dont know the mana or the history of all of our old boys.The board and the hostel dont see eye to eye and havent for a long time. An absolute disgrace that because of some people pride they cannot sort out their own bull. The oldest school and once a very proud school. Go up there now its like a ghetto, Students have no respect the leaders of the school? where are they? Even some ex Students from the 80s and former have had their own kids go there and it was a mess. Sort it out before it ends up like Tipene and I tell you to this day those boys are still hurtin over the closure!!!! Lets not end up like Tip for god sake......
I would agree with your comments up until this year as my son is a boarder at Paheke. There has been huge change at the school this year I hope it continues.You are right about the hurt as I meet up with some old boys recently and it was evident that they were still hurting.
tipene828384

New Zealand

#12 Feb 21, 2009
I would agree with your comments up until this year as my son is a boarder at Paheke. There has been huge change at the school this year I hope it continues.You are right about the hurt as I meet up with some old boys recently and it was evident that they were still hurting.
tipene828384

New Zealand

#13 Feb 21, 2009
Just read the St Stephens School report on the Queen Vic site. I hope its not a coincidence but there are a lot of similarities. The difference is that the Principal and his team can make change and maintain it now.I hope what I have been seeing this year is the start. I agree with the food thing...man some of those boys must be hanging out for a feed. Sorry it was Pakeke not Paheke
QueenVicEx

Auckland, New Zealand

#14 Oct 22, 2009
All changed when they introduced girls I'm afraid. Hato Petera is going through the same thing. Should of kept it single sexd. Now what you have got is a whole heaps of horny teens! Sorry thats just how it is.
farnorthboys

Christchurch, New Zealand

#15 Nov 9, 2009
QueenVicEx wrote:
All changed when they introduced girls I'm afraid. Hato Petera is going through the same thing. Should of kept it single sexd. Now what you have got is a whole heaps of horny teens! Sorry thats just how it is.
tru...should of just left it as it was.6-7form girls only,thats only bit of the problem the other big thing is respect.shit when i was there senior said jump youd reply"how high".bit of a bash here an there did no harm,bet these days they wouldnt even know what the"two lines"were.3-4form wen i went there was a case of been seen an not heard,just the way it went an as u go up in the years things got easier....respect was a big thing an all ways was.change of times boys getting softer which in turn i guess trickles down right thru all aspects.....VERY SAD.....SCHOOL HOUSE..88-92
i bash bullies

Upper Moutere, New Zealand

#16 Dec 3, 2009
everyone says the old ways are gone,so they should,we live in the future not the past.getting the bash and being bullied sucks and that should never be a part of wesleys traditions.if i meet the guy that hit me and abused me im gonna pop a gap in his butt ha ha ha
i bash bullies

Upper Moutere, New Zealand

#17 Dec 6, 2009
i remember the days when everyone use to say that
wesley is a part of you for ever,crap, its only a
school of education,i dont want to go back to that school because i was always got bullied by all of the prefects and even the teachers.
I still have memories and nitemares.
Some of my mates got beaten up whille still sleeping.
Some guys ran away because they were getting abused all of the time.
Wesley is not the school everyone thinks it is.
lady22

Auckland, New Zealand

#21 Feb 19, 2010
pooh to you for bagging out Wesley!
wesley 1994-1997

Auckland, New Zealand

#22 Mar 4, 2010
im going back after i finish my violence prevention programme,just finished a three year prison term last year and bought my way out of the HEADHUNTERS gang after joining them in 2001.alot of my little cousins are in the KILLER BEEZ...and i know firsthand how this generation thinks and do...wesley can be changed but not to the ways it once was...now we just have a different breed of youth,wesley can get back the mana and respect but with a new approach not dictorial but it could be a military academy with education and discipline...rugby,church and arts seems to be the focus these days.its the information age people,the web has made the world small..just imagine the new zealand army run by wesley oldboys in 50 years.its the future the nz army pays for education...these boys need to be taught that social services is good path to take after school..a sense of community responsibility...i will be at wesley as a staff next year,its going to be a big challenge but i know to acheive first i must BELIEVE.first im gonna set TONGAN boys in order.....because i am one. 2011 the revolution begins.WESLEY COLLEGE KIA MANAWANUI ...AI AE LOTO KE PAU....
Time_for_me_to_b e_heard

Hamilton, New Zealand

#23 Aug 16, 2010
farnorthboys wrote:
<quoted text>tru...should of just left it as it was.6-7form girls only,thats only bit of the problem the other big thing is respect.shit when i was there senior said jump youd reply"how high".bit of a bash here an there did no harm,bet these days they wouldnt even know what the"two lines"were.3-4form wen i went there was a case of been seen an not heard,just the way it went an as u go up in the years things got easier....respect was a big thing an all ways was.change of times boys getting softer which in turn i guess trickles down right thru all aspects.....VERY SAD.....SCHOOL HOUSE..88-92
Well you can say alot cant you !
The bullying was going on for many years and its not right to make juniors live in fear. Or any one for that fact! I am WILLOW and know you will remember me and I am alive to see that WTC is changed to have no prefects or dorm prefects at all! Now days there is a law that states zero tolerance to terrorism and thats the old school bullshit I was dished with! so stop spinning how good it was as truthfully it was not by a long shot! Unless you were buddy buddy with a prefect when a junior you were fair game to all seniors, dorm prefects and prefects. Every week I lost my tuck shop money and I did nothing wrong! Blamed for many things I did not do just cause they could not find the real culprit which was normally a prefect anyway. I would be the one to set an example to all other students. All the bullies back then were weak and total fags for abusing their responsibilities in looking after younger students. Instead terrorised them with midnight parades. YOU know this to be true and I am but a by product of that which has happened. One question on my mind is it looks like wesley was breeding two types of people. Gang members or the one that just want to shut it out and forget the horrible experience. Sadly I have been trying for nineteen years now ... Decided to tell anyone who will listen now.
Time_for_me_to_b e_heard

Hamilton, New Zealand

#24 Aug 16, 2010
i bash bullies wrote:
i remember the days when everyone use to say that
wesley is a part of you for ever,crap, its only a
school of education,i dont want to go back to that school because i was always got bullied by all of the prefects and even the teachers.
I still have memories and nitemares.
Some of my mates got beaten up whille still sleeping.
Some guys ran away because they were getting abused all of the time.
Wesley is not the school everyone thinks it is.
This be WILLOW and we have much in common!

contact me if you like on: oh 2 one oh seven 5 five oh 6 six

And if any of you old bullies read this you can either bring it or apologise!

ZERO TOLERANCE TO TERRORISM
All the prefects and bullies that bullied any student at any school is the lowest TERRORIST known to man as it has and does destroy the potential future of the victum/s.

As for self righteous types like victoria senior girl at wesley from 90 - 91 you dont know shit! And side with the terrorists!
And call your self a christian. They the terrorists will get theirs even if they hide behind a bible! They that dont apologise and make right will regret they crossed me or any other they dealt with! I will not make threats just promises for what was done and whats not being done now.

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