Carlos Reed was the first principal of Otangarei Primary School. Passing away in 2005, Reed left The Carlos Reed Fund as a legacy for students at Otangarei Primary School. The Northland Community Foundation uses the fund to support a student to attend boarding school.
Funds totalling $100,000 from Mr Reed’s estate have been invested, developed and grown since 2005 which enables interest to be released as scholarships every three years.
The total balance of the fund has now increased from its original value by over 50% to $158,680 under the management of Craigs Investment Partners.
Otangarei 12 year old Teru Carrington-Bartlett has been awarded the 2018 scholarship, valued at $10,000. The scholarship earns Teru five years of boarding school at Epsom Girls Grammar School where she will commence year 9 in 2019.
Teru was one of the stars of the December 13 prizegiving at Te Kura o Otangarei / Otangarei Primary School. On top of the high school scholarship, Teru was named I Have a Dream Foundation Dreamer of the Year, and received awards for Exceptional Qualities in Te Reo Maori me nga Tikanga, the Year 8 Academic Award and another award for contributions to music and dance.
For the full Media Release click here: Media release – Dec 14 High School Scholarship For Outstanding Otangarei Student v4
Now donors can provide the ultimate gift – a donation or legacy in their Will to Northland. In partnership with Northland Community Foundation, people are encouraged to consider a gift which will go on forever. Bequests (a gift through a Will) and donations can be invested for perpetuity and the interest distributed every year to the charitable cause they are interested in.
Click here to donate now https://northlandcommunityfoundation.org.nz/donate/ or get in touch if you would like to make a gift through your Will https://northlandcommunityfoundation.org.nz/contact/
You can find out more information about the Otangarei School here: https://www.otangarei.school.nz/