Tupou College Container Appeal 2016


Please note:  please do not drop off large pieces of furniture without having emailed a photo to: cquince@newington.nsw.edu.au and receiving email confirmation that we will send the donation first, otherwise we may have to pay for disposal of these resources.

CQU Container 2016

Dear Newington Community,

As part of our efforts to help Tupou Colllege for their 150th Anniversary in 2016 we are sending the 3rd x 20 foot shipping container in 2016 (our 8th since 2010!). The first two have already departed absolutely full of the soon to be installed resources for the “Newington College e-learning Centre”, 2nd hand textbooks, classroom furniture, rugby resources and boots, clothing, all of the seating from the W6 Lecture Theatre, 17 whiteboards, a whole gymnasium worth of equipment (donated by a Newington parent) and 15 x 2nd hand data projectors.

Special thanks to Myles Carrick (Director of ICT) and Reza Jalili-Baleh (IT Team Leader) for their phenomenal efforts in designing and organising the IT resources including networking wi-fi and installing software etc. Year 10 Life Skills (along with Mr Gill and Mr Norman and the Newington Challenge boys and staff to help pack the first container to depart in 2016 also to Daniel Chubukoff (Property Department) and his team to help pack the 2nd container that is currently on the high seas!

Gullivers Sport Travel have continued their generosity since 2010 in sponsoring a major component of the container and I sincerely thank Ken Grover (owner) for his ongoing support of this initiative.

We are now calling for the following resources for container # 3 for 2016! Please refer to the list below to check that we will accept your donations.

Donations can only be dropped off on Friday Mornings at the lower back gate on Newington Road from 8 am until 8:30am until the 27th of May, 2016. Newington Challenge boys have kindly volunteered to unload donor’s vehicles. Further updates on the status of the container will be posted here so please check that it is not already full prior to loading your car! Alternatively, boys can drop off donations in the designated cupboard in Fletcher House Locker Room.

For more information or to arrange drop-off of larger donations directly to the container please email Cameron Quince on cquince@newington.nsw.edu.au

Kind regards

Cameron Quince

(Head of Fletcher House/ Tupou College Tour Co-ordinator)

School Furniture

This is the most needed resource! Tupou College is in desperate need of School Furniture – chairs and desks for Kindergaten to Year 12 boys. If you have a large amount of furniture please contact me directly to have it placed into the container directly.

IT Equipment.
To improve the IT facilities at Tupou College, we want to send functional:
• Laptops (battery power kicks in to save mother boards)
• Digital Cameras
• Desktop Computers (no more than 3 Years old)
• Data Projectors (with Bulbs!)
• External Hard Drives
Women’s Group Catering resources.
The Women’s Group at Tupou College caters for large functions (including for The Royal Family) & they need:
• Sewing Machines
• Serving Platters & Baking Trays
• Utensils
• Plates/Glasses (sets, not singular items please)
• Knives
• Gas BBQ’s

Pre-school Resources

  • Durable school furniture
    • Children’s books
    • Playground equipment
    • Toys
    • Catering Gear

ESL Resources (English as a Second Language) Books, Video’s, Audio Tapes related to learning to speak and read English (no novels please – text books only!)

Agricultural Resources  -The boys farm their own food in the Boarding House at Tupou College.
• Wheel Barrows
• Hoes, Maddox’s, Shovels, Rakes etc. Rugby Resources
• Corner Posts
• Witches Hats
• Rugby Balls
• Kicking Tees
• Clean Rugby Boots
• Line marker (currently hand-painted)
Science Equipment
Tupou College has very limited science equipment .
They need basically everything, including:
• Microscopes & Glass Slides, Test tubes, Beakers, Bunsen Burners & Tripods & Gas rings, Scales, Thermometers etc. Clothes
• White school shirts
• Casual Clothes (babies, boys, girls, Men and Women’s)
• Rugby Gear (socks, shorts, jerseys)

Music Resources

Instruments & parts (ie. Violin strings etc.)
Sheet Music