Teen makes the grade
South Waikato’s Zak Eynon has secured a place at one of Auckland’s independent boarding schools.
The Te Waotu School student has been selected to attend Dilworth School, a full boarding school for boys in Auckland.
All the boys attending are on full scholarships covering all education and boarding costs, as the school is owned and operated by a charitable trust.
‘‘I found the application process nerve-racking but mum was probably more nervous than I was. When I first saw the facilities at Dilworth I was amazed. The hardest part of the application process was leaving to come back home,’’ he said.
The year eight student said he received final notification on November 10.
‘‘ The final notification was Saturday, November 10 but there were several parts to the selection. This involved travelling to Auckland to the Dilworth campus twice and spending a day at the Year 9 rural campus at the base of the Hunua Ranges. He also had to write his own application letter.’’
He will spend five years at the boarding school and starts in February next year.
Principal Bruce Darroch shared his pride for Zak’s selection.
‘‘I feel many of his [Zak’s] personal qualities will be enhanced by the opportunities that are being offered. The rural campus will suit is love of the outdoors,’’ he said.