Origin and Purpose
The Trust was established on 1st April 1967 under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 to promote and assist the advancement of the education of pupils of Christchurch Boys’ High School. It administers a General Fund raised initially by an appeal in 1971 and Special Funds established by gifts and bequests.
The General Fund enables the school to meet expenses and to purchase equipment and facilities which would not have been provided by the Government. The quality and diversity of the resources of the school owe much to the contributions from Te Kura Trust.
Capital items which have been funded wholly or in part by the Trust include Te Kura gymnasium, assembly hall seating, computers, overhead projectors, audio-visual equipment, library books and magazines, science and mathematics equipment, all weather athletic track, works of art, the new library and in this last financial year a new suite of computers.
The Finance Subcommittee oversees the investments and finances of the Trust.
It consists of Messrs I. D. Leggat, D. H. Rankin, B. Johnston (co-opted)and B. Kreft (co-opted). Mr Kreft is an investment banker, director of several public companies and a member of the NZ Stock Exchanges Market Surveillance Panel. Mr Johnston is manager of the Christchurch office of Macquarie Financial Services (Sharebrokers and Investment Advisors).
The Secretary is Murray Mowat BCom ACA. Murray is a chartered accountant in practice on his own account, a life member of High School Old Boys’ Association Football Club and past president of High School Old Boys’ Cricket Club. He attended the school over the period 1963-67.
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