Te Raki attended Longburn Adventist College as a boarder in Year 12 and 13. He was able to attend as a result of a scholarship provided by the school in his first year. As his parents we are grateful for the opportunities that have opened up to him as a result of the skills and confidence he learned during his time at the school. The structure and support that is provided for the boarding students has stood him in good stead at University and in his working life. Longburn students are encouraged to become responsible for themselves, aware of others and develop a good work ethic through supervised study sessions. Currently Te Raki is achieving excellent results in his second year of a Surveying Degree at the University of Otago. This summer he has been selected to travel to Antarctica as part of a research team studying the effects of global warming on the Ross Ice Shelf. Being part of such an important project will be a huge adventure and give him an insight into the diverse pathways that an excellent education can lead to.
The article link I have attached refers to the research team that Raki was be a part of this November in Antarctica. He will be surveying with the team on the Ross Shelf under heading 8: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/
Ranui (mother), August 2014
Over the years one of the biggest pleasures of working at LAC is to hear the stories of transformed lives. Through LAC’s new website we would like to start sharing these stories and encourage any parent/caregivers or students (current and past) to share their testimony of how Christ focused education has impacted them.
If you’d like to share your LAC story, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org