Trustees Announce Two New 2023 Grants

The 2023 grant recipients are Dorothy Wilson and Trey Cosgrave of Roncalli College, Timaru, South Canterbury. The grants acknowledge the personal qualities and contribution to the cultural and spiritual life of the two students to their school, with Dorothy and Trey nominated by Roncalli College’s Principal, Chris Comeau.

(Roncalli College in Timaru forms part of the Sacred Heart Basilica Catholic precinct)

The grants made by the Trust cover the Attendance Dues and Special Character Contribution of each student for their 2023 senior academic year, as well as a one-off grant of $500 to each student, which they can use to contribute to their study costs should they choose to enrol in an approved tertiary education programme in 2024.

Both Irena and Teresa Ogonowska were educated at Sacred Heart Girls’ College (a predecessor school to Roncalli College) in the late 1940’s, early 1950’s and subsequently both chose teaching as their profession. They were committed and passionate teachers all their lives, a commitment that was underpinned by their deep and life-long Catholic faith. Both Irena and Teresa appreciated the importance of education in creating the opportunity for young people to be successful in their adult lives.

(Sacred Heart College, later named Mercy College, was a predecessor school to Roncalli College)

Chris Comeau notes that, "Dorothy is well loved and supported by our school community” and she is a “standout student.” He also says that “Trey sees great value in education and the opportunities that it can create.” The Trustees congratulate Dorothy and Trey, and their families.

(Published : 25/04/23)