School Song and Prayer

Wellesley Song

Take me again to the College that fills
That special place between the harbour and hills
Take me again to the College that knows
That the spirit that is free
Is the spirit that grows

Alone we stumble but together we hold fast
To face the future and to honour the past
Courage to be different and ambition to be
Part of the long held tradition
That is Wellesley

(Chorus)
Amat Victoria Curam!
Victory through care!
Leap into life with an open mind
An open heart to share

We are Wellesley, Wellesley
All of our lives we will stay
Stay true to Wellesley, Wellesley
In the curve of the Bay
The curve of the Bay
The curve of the Bay 

Each generation grows up sturdy and free
Learning the secrets of the bush and the sea
Each generation learns to seek and to find
The education that will blow away your mind
To know the power that is caught in a word
To hear the music in the song of a bird
To dance to the rhythm of the earth is to be
Part of the long held tradition

That is Wellesley

(repeat Chorus)


Te Karakia o te Kura

E te Atua e whakawhetai ana matou ki a koe mo te moana me nga ngahere huri noa huri noa I tenei kura.

E mihi ana matou ki a koe mo te whakahoanga o nga kaiako me nga tauira o tenei kura a, me te mea angitu ki te ako, te takaro, me te tipu ake ki konei.

E karakia ana matou ki a koe mo tou awhi a, ki te pehi nga mohoitanga e hiahia ana matou kia noho ora ai i roto i to ao, ki te aroha, me te mohio e aroha koe i a matou. Kei to matou taha koe I nga wa katoa.

I roto i te ingoa o te Ariki ko Ihu Karaiti,

Amine.

(Translated by old boy Awatea Randall 2012)

 

School Prayer

We give you thanks for our school, Lord, with its setting between the sea and the bush clad hills.

We thank you for the friendship of teachers and fellow pupils and for the opportunity to learn, to play, and grow here.

We pray that you will help us to master the skills we need to live usefully in your world; to love people, and to know that you love us, and are with us in all that we do.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord,

Amen