Throughout the year students and staff of each Whanau House offer support and fundraise for a charity. The links below provide further information on each Whanau House and their chosen charity.
Batten House is named after Jean Gardner Batten, a New Zealand aviator, celebrated for her record-breaking solo flights across the world.
Batten House supports the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust
Hillary House is named after Sir Edmund Percival Hillary, a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. Along with his Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay, he became the first man to reach the summit of Mt Everest.
Hillary House supports the Himalayan Trust.
Kupe House is named after a young warrior from Maori mythology. Kupe was involved in the Polynesian discovery of New Zealand.
Kupe House supports the BNZ Save the Kiwi Trust
Mansfield House is named after Katherine Mansfield, a New Zealand writer of short fiction.
Mansfield House supports Guide Dogs for the Blind and the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society.
Rutherford House is named after Lord Ernest Rutherford, a New Zealand-born British chemist and physicist who became known as the father of nuclear physics.
Rutherford House supports Cure Kids.
Snell House is named after Sir Peter George Snell, a former New Zealand athlete who broke numerous world records and received three Olympic and two Commonwealth gold medals.
Snell House supports the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation.
Te Kanawa House
Te Kanawa House is named after Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, a New Zealand soprano who has experienced a highly successful international opera career since 1968.
Te Kanawa House supports the Child Cancer Foundation.
Upham House is named after Charles Hazlitt Upham, a New Zealand soldier who earned the Victoria Cross twice during the Second World War.
Upham House supports the Howick Returned Services Association.