Here are the students who received a Leadership Certificate this year.
The excellent photography throughout the Awards was carried out by Luke Pilkinton-Ching of Vision Photography.
Bishop Viard College
Keanu is a gentle leader who quietly redirects himself and his peers when required. He is focused and has a strong sense of self. Keanu's leadership style is calm, quiet but effective. Kenau has the confidence to step up in front of his peers to speak, lead through words and actions, and demonstrates a strong set of values consistently.
Venessa is an exceptional young leader. She is consistently focused and engaged in her learning. She displays positive
Angel is an excellent ambassador of Brandon Intermediate and exhibits our school values both in and outside of school. She sets herself goals and takes pride and responsibility in her learning to ensure that her goals are met. She consistently goes the extra mile in her own time to improve her learning opportunities. Angel is one of our lead student
Denis is warm and funny and is exceptionally respected by staff and peers. Denis is a mature leader who is able to voice his opinions constructively whilst being able to listen to other people’s view and able to come up with a positive outcome that works for all. He is an active member of the Brandon Intermediate Junior A netball team and shows respect to his fellow teammates and in return, has their respect. That shows the true strength of his character. Denis role models the utmost highest level of the school's expectations and encourages those around him to also uphold them. Denis is a member of the student council and also a school peer mediator. When given a challenge or task to undertake, he completes it within the required timeframe and he always goes above and beyond to ensure his personality and flair shines through. Should one of his peers lag behind, he will assist to ensure that person completes and understand the required work. In the community, Denis is also a valued member of the Virtuoso Strings orchestra who
Cannons Creek School
Eva is an enthusiastic and motivated learner. She always gives 100% and challenges herself to take risks and learn new things. Eva is an inspirational leader and role model and has many skills and talents including writing, public speaking, performing arts and digital technology. Eva is also a kind and caring classmate who always includes and supports others in their learning and play.
Jillian is an extremely confident, positive and responsible student who has many talents. These include being an outstanding singer, violin player, sportsperson and speech maker in English and Samoan
Emma is a conscientious student in all subject areas and is always willing to help other students. She leads by example and is a natural role model for her peers and younger students, with a big heart and caring nature. Emma is an accomplished dancer and used her skills to set up a Dance Club to teach younger students during her lunch hour. She certainly deserves this award.
Celestine is a role model at Discovery School. She has a mature outlook and a positive approach to all aspects of school life, including academic, cultural and sporting. She is a natural leader. She works
Potiki is a popular member of the
is a member of the Glenview Gladiators representative cricket team. He is an opening batter, an athletic fielder
Luisa Rose Va’a
Luisa Rose was an easy choice for Manaaki house captain. She is a confident and caring member of the school who can be relied upon to model and encourage others around her to show Glenview MANA. Luisa has grown in confidence this year and her activities include swimming, gardening,
member of the senior kapa haka group representing the school in many formal ceremonies. Luisa’s confidence sees her give new experiences a try and encourage others around her to do the same. She is a supportive and very emotionally intelligent child.
Holy Family School
Pleh decided from a young age she wanted to learn English and do well in school so she could help her parents and other immigrants who come to New Zealand seeking a better life. Pleh is an outstanding student who is self-motivated and has the respect, not only of her classmates and staff but also of her Burmese community who see how hard she works.
Jayelle is always willing to go above and beyond for her own learning, for her classmates
Seepa is a determined and positive year 5 role model. She has a relentlessly positive, curious attitude to her learning. Seepa is a thoughtful friend and schoolmate, she is a member of the Maraeroa School student council. Seepa is a self-assured young woman whose passion and leadership
Skylah is a quiet and intuitive year 5 role model. She has high expectations for herself and for others. Skylah works quietly to support others through encouragement and engagement, all the time working to achieve at a high level herself. Skylah is developing confidence and voice through her leadership in our school. Skylah's sense of empathy and work ethic are invaluable to our school.
Natone Park School
Te Rito Aperahama
Te Rito Aperahama has an enquiring mind. She has blossomed from a shy person who always stands back and checks out the situation to one who will give anything a go. Knowing that her time at primary school is closing she has built self-courage and confidence to prop herself up to completing set tasks and challenging those that she feels don't quite fit the situation. A leader in the making with an adventurous mind for
These two students are role models at Natone Park School that everyone looks up to. They aspire to do good and lead by example. They are always on task and lend a helping hand when required. As year 8 students of Natone Park
Ngati Toa School
Tristan is a humble boy who always has a smile on his face. He is brave and gives things a go even when he is feeling nervous inside. His peers have said, “he is kind. he gets others involved in activities and makes sure we are all playing fair”.
Ava is an exemplary student, who is a positive role model
James van der Voort
James is a strong leader in our school, often setting an example and upholding school values. He is a Whānau leader, who exhibits a positive, can-do attitude in the face of challenges and supports his peers to do the same. He is very involved in sporting, cultural and academic activities at Papakowhai School.
Noah is great at supporting others around him in so many different ways. He is always happy to lend a hand with other people’s projects in order to make them more successful and seeks no recognition for his thoughtfulness. Noah has demonstrated plenty of patience, kindness
Despite suffering from alopecia, Liana has continued to remain positive and upbeat. She is always happy to share her weaving skills and support younger students to make beautiful creations. Liana worked with drive and passion to independently
Cameron is a year 8 student in my class who has put his hand up for every opportunity that has presented itself through the year. He is a peer mediator at lunchtime, is a member of our road patrol group, and is also a leader in our Kapa Haka group. Cameron puts his hand up to different opportunities that have presented themselves throughout the year. Well done.
Milly is a hard-working and diligent student who shows quiet leadership in everything she does. In class, she is always on task, works so hard with a smile on her face. Milly is helpful, and nothing is too much to ask of her. She has recently been to Tonga and helped build housing, which provided her with skills and experiences to bring back to NZ. A pleasure to teach, well done.
Izzy is a member of the school council and is involved in
Carter is a member of the school student council. He has been involved in the
Capri is an incredible asset to Porirua School and our community. Her positive, helpful and friendly manner means she is a respected and highly regarded leader among her peers. She frequently volunteers to do various jobs during the school day and is one of our fantastic Road Patrollers, often covering duties other than her own. Capri consistently leads by example, offering to help others, demonstrating teamwork and participating in all aspects of school life with a smile. Capri, you are going to achieve great things.
Lucas is a helpful, kind, caring and actively involved member of Porirua School. He consistently offers to do different tasks during the school day and always completes jobs with a smile. Lucas supports his peers in class, sharing his skills and knowledge to help others to be successful. He is a keen sportsman and demonstrates respect, resilience
Pukerua Bay School
Nyzanah is an outstanding year five student who role models those important life skills we all want for our children; kindness, caring for others, empathy, trying her best and giving everything a go. Nyzanah is one of those quiet and unassuming leaders who is always reliable and never lets people down. She never seeks the limelight and will go on from Pukerua Bay School in the coming years with a strong sense of self and commitment to helping others.
Daisy is a key member of
Kaleb leads by example, is an excellent role model for other students, and takes on challenges leading with confidence. He is a quiet, positive leader who never says no. A senior leader of our
Rebecca is a quiet achiever with a considerate and thoughtful nature. She is respectful and diligent in any role or duty she is allocated as a senior student. It is no surprise that Rebecca is a recipient of this award as she exhibits the same attributes in her community.
Oceana is a confident, self-assured student who shows a caring and considerate attitude towards others at all times. This year, Oceana has stepped up even more as a leader leading whole school karakia and waiata. Her reliability and responsible attitude in her role as the school office monitor has earned her the trust and respect of our school office staff.
St Pius X School
Sophie de Boer
Sophie de Boer, St Pius X School, Titahi Bay. She is a quiet, unassuming and humble leader motivating herself and others. She is a reliable and resourceful trustworthy leader. Sophie has shown leadership as milk monitor, in road patrol, medical monitor, young
Preston Leaf, St Pius X School in Titahi Bay. He is a strong leader who has led his class and school in tournaments, kapa haka, competitions, prayer assemblies, and general school assemblies. He is responsible for road patrol, computers, audio-visual equipment, and is a young Vinnie. He was Kaea at the Kotahitanga performance at Titahi Bay Intermediate. Preston is an
St Theresa’s School
Jayden, like Mary McKillop, ‘never sees a need without doing something about it’. He is always willing to help and serve others. Jayden enjoys the opportunity to work on collaborative projects. He is always respectful of the ideas and perspectives of other people. Jayden is a reliable and responsible Technical Leader at our school. His leadership contributions are valued throughout the school. He is well deserving of this Rotary Leadership Award.
Courtney’s contributions as a leader are valued and she interacts with others in the spirit of
Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Sophie is a very active member of the school. She is also a true leader. She is always reminding others of the things they need to do or bring for the next day. Sophie is very proactive to help others with whatever they are doing. She looks for opportunities to serve and actively looks for leadership opportunities for the only reason being that she wants to help. Sophie is confident and she is not shy about saying and demonstrating what acceptable
Isabella is a quiet leader in her class. She always looks for opportunities to help her classmates. This comes in many ways: whether supporting her classmates with kind words and encouragement or actively giving support by helping them perform tasks. All the students respect Isabella and she is often mentioned by them for her thoughtfulness and helpfulness. She also involves herself in all school activities and though she is one of the youngest in the school she participates enthusiastically wherever and whenever she can.
Te Kura Maori o Porirua
Maia Ake McKenna
Ko Tautoro te
Ko Punakitere te
Ko Mahuhukiterangi te marae
Ko Ngapuhi te
Ko Ngati Moerewa te hapu
Maia Ake always demonstrates a positive disposition and reflects this in all aspects of her school life. She is a leader in
Ko Whitireia me Taiarahia ngā
Ko Porirua me Ohinemataroa ngā
Ko Tainui me Mataatua ngā waka
Ko Ngāti Toarangatira me Ngai Tuhoe ngā iwi
Ko Takapuwahia me Rewarewa ngā marae
Andre proudly upholds his connections to this land of Ngati Toarangatira. Andre is a quiet student who leads and guides others in his quiet manner. He is of
Te Kura Maori o Porirua senior students performed a haka to
Titahi Bay Intermediate
Edward Walsh, known as Ned, is a Year
Shontel is a year 8 student who is a natural born leader. She is compassionate, confident, hard-working and always has a positive attitude. She is a student
Titahi Bay North School
Maia is caring and supportive of her peers and
Manaia is in the immersion whanau at Titahi Bay North School. As a
Titahi Bay School
Quietly and without any
Malachi is what we call a leader who works in the background making sure that everyone is feeling okay and are supported. He likes to quietly go about doing the right thing and helping others make positive decisions in our school. He is a KURA kid and shows all our school values every day and every year.
Wellington Seventh Day Adventist School
Jason is a student of outstanding character. He is always polite, respectful, and cheerful. He
Roman is New Zealand Maori, specifically; Te Atiawa, Samoan and Cook Island Maori. He has applied himself diligently to his work and extracurricular activities as well as supporting school events through planning,
Vickiana’s family moved to Porirua, New Zealand from Samoa at the end of 2011, for the prospect of gaining a better education to help
And here are the names of the College students who came to support them. Some college prefects were unable to come because they were sitting mock exams.
Bishop Viard College
Hung Tien Ly
Samuel Marsden Collegiate
Liri Salz (who also delivered a speech)
Te Kura Maori o Porirua
Te Paea Tana
Mairangimoana Te Angina