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"The Roselle Foundation is a fund that is focused on securing our future, our heritage, the vision of our founders and our on-going independence."

Peter Cassie, Principal Saint Kentigern Boys’ School

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Our School exists today due to the generosity of its founders, who had the vision, passion and energy to establish and build this magnificent boys’ school. 

Over the past decades the campus has advanced significantly with a mix of beautiful heritage buildings and contemporary structures designed to keep us at the forefront of primary education. A formal development strategy for the school was initiated in 2006 and the first major project of this development plan, the Jubilee Sports Centre, was opened during the School’s 50th Jubilee in 2009.

Further development was completed in 2017 with the renovation and redevelopment of Roselle House into a new School Library and Learning Commons and enhanced administration facilities.

At the end of 2017 Saint Kentigern Trust announced its long term strategy for development at the Boys’ School and across the organisation. This Master Plan for development includes exciting new specialist facilities for Technology, Science, Music and the Performing and Visual Arts, a new Senior School teaching block as well as enhanced classroom learning spaces for both the Junior School and Middle School of the Boys’ School.

The Roselle Foundation was established to support the school’s on-going development and to provide the structure for long term financial independence at the Boys’ School.

The Roselle Foundation is governed by a formal Charter and led by a group of Guardians comprising parents, past parents, Old Boys, Saint Kentigern Trust Board members and staff. The Roselle Foundation Guardians meet regularly to consider and promote philanthropy within the community, working with the Trust Board to attract and manage on-going funding streams for the School. The Roselle Foundation has conducted two major fundraising campaigns – the first to support the Jubilee Sports Centre and, more recently, the Building Minds Building Futures campaign to raise $2.5 million for the new Roselle Library and Learning Commons. The Roselle Foundation, through the Development Office, also runs the Boys’ School Annual Giving programme. 

Supporting the Roselle Foundation

We encourage all of the Saint Kentigern Boys’ School community to support the School through the Roselle Foundation. Every gift, regardless of size, is valued and acknowledged. Donations may be directed to:

  • Roselle General Fund: Funds are applied to any School purposes as recommended by the Guardians and approved by the Trust Board. Past projects have included Robotics equipment, Music resources and EOTC.
  • Roselle Capital Fund: Supports capital projects for Saint Kentigern Boys’ School such as the Jubilee Sports Centre and the Roselle Learning Commons.
  • Roselle Scholarships Fund: Offers promising boys, irrespective of background or means, the opportunity to benefit from all that Saint Kentigern Boys’ School can offer. Scholarships are awarded for Leadership and for General or Academic Excellence.
  • Roselle Staff Development Fund: Provides development opportunities targeted at attracting and retaining the highest quality teaching staff to teach our boys. International conference and research opportunities enable staff to remain at the forefront of boys’ educational practices.

Gifts in Kind and Bequests - You may wish to consider supporting the School through a gift in kind (for example investments or property) or through a bequest. Bequests are a wonderful way of leaving a legacy for future generations. For information or advice on leaving a gift to Saint Kentigern Boys’ School in your will, please contact the Development Office email.

Donations directed into all of the Roselle Foundation Funds are tax deductible.

Roselle Foundation Guardians

Gregory Horton

Chairman

Fiona Geary

Community Representative

Richard Stilwell

Community Representative

Peter Nelson

Old Boys Representative

Rosemary Harris

Trust Board Representative

Murray King

Trust Board Representative

Peter Cassie

Management Representative

Karyl Kidd

Development Office Representative

Craig Irwin

Current Chair of the Parents and Friends Association