Student Leadership

Student Leaders 2021

School Captains - Cameron Papaphotis  Eli Kelly

Student Leaders - Lydia Walker  Nykandra Godoy  Kylan Paddon  Ruby Smith

Student Ambassadors - Alice Clark  Te Aroha Poulsen Kareroa  Havana Diaz  Adam Carlyon

Italian Ambassadors - Dominic McVicar  Matilda Clarke

Faction Captains

Blue Roos - Quinntana Mainard  Ona Maaka

Redbacks - Olivia Garlett  Benjamin Hunt

Green Pythons - Leah Paekau-Tamaki  Chas Collard

Gold Geckoes - Mikayla Paton  Enzel Takuta

Student Leader – Riley Goodhew 2020

Hello, I’m Riley Goodhew and I am a Student Leader for 2020.

The famous Leader I admire is David Attenborough. He was born in Islesworth, United Kingdom in 1926. David Attenborough is well known for his amazing nature documentaries. They have a lot of information in them.

I chose to talk about this leader because he is inspirational by getting out in nature and finding out new things that you might never know.

He was born into an academic family. His parents were teachers and he was normally travelling the world and the University grounds.

This Leader best demonstrated the school value of Learning.

He demonstrated this by trying to help others learn about nature and the brilliant things they do to survive. A lesson I learnt from him was to appreciate nature and the sights you get to see in once of a lifetime experiences that you take. I am going to try and apply this lesson in my life with nature and the wildlife in everyone’s backyard.


Adrian Derham -  Year 6 Student Ambassador 2020


Hello my name is Adrian Derham and I am a Student Ambassador 2020. The famous leader I admire is Booker T Washington who was born on 5 April 1856 in Virginia. He is known for being an influential African American speaker and adviser to two American Presidents (Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft) on racial matters. Booker was born into slavery on a plantation in Franklin County. His family was freed at the end of the civil war. He walked 500 miles to go to school and got good grades. Booker then became a Teacher and Principal at the Hampton Institute. He worked hard to support the education of African Americans and the building of schools.
This Leader best demonstrated the school values of Learning, Excellence and Care. He demonstrated that hard work will always pay off and it doesn’t matter where you come from or what nationality you are, you can do anything. He was quoted to say, “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” A lesson I have learnt is, I can do anything if I set my mind to it. I am going to try and apply this lesson in my life by hard work, never giving up and not letting what other people think of me stop me from succeeding.
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Daniyal Winn – Year 6 Student Ambassador 2020

My name is Daniyal Winn and I am a Student Ambassador for 2020. The leader I admire is Bruce Lee, born Jun Fan as his official name. He was born on 27 November 1940 in San Francisco and died on 20 July 1973 in Hong Kong. He is well known for martial arts and acting in action movies.  I chose this leader because he puts effort into his work and he was always determined in finishing any task. He was never fake and always did what he loved.
Bruce Lee was a martial artist and opened the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute. He acted in movies like ‘Enter the Dragon’. In 1993, Lee received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1999, he was the first martial artist that was introduced to the "Martial Arts Hall of Fame".
This leader best demonstrates the school value of Excellence. A lesson I learnt from him is never give up no matter what, even if the saddest or darkest happens to you, don’t give up. I am going to try and apply this lesson in my life by trying hard and not giving up.

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” Bruce Lee