Timeline

November 15, 2021

1844

First Wesley School formally opened at Grafton, Auckland. Wesley College is New Zealand’s oldest registered school and was the first private school to integrate into …

November 15, 2021

November 15, 2021

1922

School moved to present site at Paerata North. At this time the roll and curriculum were broadened, but the Church’s responsibility to Maori and Pacific …

November 15, 2021

November 15, 2021

1929

Wesley Chapel opened: a bequest from Marianne Smith (née Caughey).

November 15, 2021

November 15, 2021

1939-1944

NZ Defence Force occupies the land and buildings for defence purposes. The school was taken over by defence authorities and used to house an American …

November 15, 2021

November 15, 2021

2012

Fast speed broadband arrives. Our development project benefits from a head start because elements of infrastructure are already in place to service the current school …

November 15, 2021

November 15, 2021

2016

October: earth turning ceremony, earthworks begin. This marks the official start of our journey to build a new town, and the most innovative and exciting …

November 15, 2021

November 15, 2021

2017

Architects appointed for New Wesley College

November 15, 2021

November 15, 2018

2018

First homes occupied.

November 15, 2018

November 15, 2021

2020

First 320 lots completed and Railway to be confirmed

November 15, 2021

November 15, 2021

2021

Completion of stage 5 and 85 more lots completed. The completion of the playground, confirmation of railway and the Paerata Rise School Launch

November 15, 2021

December 8, 2021

2024

Construction begins on new Wesley College. Design of new town Amphitheatre available in sketch format. Redevelopment of old College in new town centre.

December 8, 2021

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