The Trust provides annual scholarships for post-secondary school training, to advance career opportunities, including, but not limited to trades, driving, agricultural and tertiary courses. Available to former Primary & Highschool Students.
The Pleasant Point Education trust is a charitable trust to support former students of the Pleasant Point Primary and High Schools to enhance career opportunities.
The charitable status also provides a vehicle for donations to be added to the fund for future distribution.
$35,000.00 has been distributed amongst 9 recipients in the past 2 years. Scholarship applications are invited annually in November, they are advertised in local newsletter, newspaper and school website.
About Pleasant Point Education Trust Scholarships
The Pleasant Point Education Trust is a charitable trust. It was originally formed in 1964, by a group of well intentioned locals with the vision of establishing an agricultural training centre, connected to the High School.
Unfortunately this foresight never materialised. A number of the original trustees provided the funds to purchase land adjacent to the school grounds. Proceeds from crops that were planted and harvested by trust members and other school families, repaid the trustees their seed capital. The land was then leased to various people and organisations, thus providing sufficient funds to purchase the former sale yards land (squash club & Cox property). The trust also sold land to the education department, providing additional sports fields.
From 1984 the high school had the use of part of the land for horticultural training, where a well was installed providing irrigation for the horticulture area and the school fields. The 1986 flood caused significant damage to the land, after which it was decided establish a forestry and amenity tree area. After the closure of the high school and the sale of the final land block, the trust decided to offer an opportunity to assist with post secondary education.
The Trust encourages all former students of Pleasant Point Primary and High School’s to achieve their potential. We support this is by offering Post-Secondary Education Scholarships to individuals wishing to further their education.
Raymond Blakemore, Amy Talbot, Graeme Hardy, Donald Clarke,
Victor Wilson, James O’Neil and Burham Bowker.
Paul Bartrum, Mark Jackson, Ian Blakemore, John Steven,
John Clemens, Steve Drummond, Liz Munro and Hugh McGillivray