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Spotswood College Alumni Trust

The Spotswood College Alumni Trust was established at a Special General meeting held in the College staffroom on Monday 24th July, 2006. The Trust was registered as a Charitable Trust with the Registrar of Incorporated Societies No. 1855484, dated 15th August, 2006. Under The Charities Act 2005, The Charities Commission granted Charity status to the Trust No.CC24439 dated 16th May, 2008.

The Trustees

Chairman Phil Gayton ONZM, FSMNZ, Dip Phys. Ed, Dip Tchg Secondary school teacher
Secretary  Pending
Treasurer  Kevin Fenwick  MBA, B. Com, CA Chartered Accountant
Trustees  Tim Coleman B.Sc., LL.B Lawyer
Paula Koot Brennen Company Director
Alina Leigh MBChB, FRANZCR Medical Doctor
Lindsay Thomson Dip Bus Studies, BBS, ACA Financial Adviser


Objectives of the Alumni Trust

The purposes of the Trust are the advancement and passing on of education and learning through Spotswood College at New Plymouth and, without restricting the scope of the foregoing:

  • the education of students at Spotswood College who are financially
  • or socially disadvantaged, or both; or
  • to provide financial assistance, clothing, books, equipment, facilities, and other appropriate assistance to such students; and
  • to provide Scholarships and prizes for academic, sporting, musical, arts and cultural achievement; and
  • to provide financial assistance for students of Spotswood College to further their learning at a tertiary level; and
  • to provide financial assistance for equipment, buildings, facilities, services and structures at Spotswood College


Donations are Tax Deductable

As the Trust is a registered Charity, for individuals you can claim one-third of the total you donate up to the level of your taxable income. To claim the tax credit you need to fill out claim form IR526.

Making a Donation

The Spotswood College Alumni Trust would kindly welcome a donation that you may wish to make. To do so, please contact the Trust at:

The Secretary
Spotswood College Alumni Trust
c/- P.O. Box 6116
New Plymouth
New Zealand 4344
Telephone: +64 6 7512416
Facsimilie: +64 6 7512418
Email: spotswoodcollegealumni@gmail.com


Making a Bequest

A bequest/gift in your will is a positive way to do this. There are several ways in which you can nominate your gift.

A Specified Sum  This is a very common form of bequest where you specify a fixed amount, however it is recommended that you review your will every five years.
A Percentage Bequest
This allows for a specific percentage/proportion of your estate to be given to the Trust.
A Residuary Bequest  You may leave the balance of your estate to the Trust after all other expenses have been deducted.
Gift of Assets  You may prefer to leave a specified gift to the Trust. A property, shares, stocks, bonds, jewellery, works of art or other gifts you wish to nominate. These may be retained by the trust as a capital investment or sold to raise funds.


  • Your will is the only way you can be confident that your affairs will be settled as you would wish.

The Spotswood College Alumni Trust would appreciate you giving consideration to making a bequest/gift to the Trust in your will. If you are interested in doing this, we suggest that you speak to your lawyer/solicitor or financial advisor about this. For further details please contact the Trust (details above)

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