Student Leaders

Student Leadership is a Very Important Part of Te Puke High School

Meet our Student Leadership Team for 2018

Ashleigh Ngow, Head Girl

What is involved in my student leader role?

The role of Head Girl is largely based around helping, representing and working with different people.  It is important within the role to be someone that people feel comfortable talking to, and to spend time with the people that you are representing, while at the same time, being a positive role model for other students.   There are a variety of different responsibilities that are involved in the role of Head Girl, such as representing the school in regional meetings and events, giving speeches and chairing the Student Executive Council meetings in school.  These are great opportunities that give you the chance to truly influence and make a positive difference within our school and the wider community.  It is the chance to give back to the people that have helped you the most.  While the role of Head Girl has many different aspects to it, it is important to remember to be yourself and fulfill the role in your own way.

What I propose to do in my student leader role?

To me, the role of Head Girl is not about what I am able to achieve, but instead what I am able to do to help others achieve their best.  This year, I hope to use the role as a tool to help as many people as possible, and encourage others to make an effort to do their best in what they love.  As Head Girl, I think it is important to fulfill the role with the intention of helping others, and that is what I aim to do as much as I can this year.
I would love to help others realise their own worth and potential, and ensure that students at our school feel valued.  I would like to be someone that helps others to have a feeling of belonging and empowerment when they are at school.
It is an honour to fulfill the role of Head Girl and I am excited to do my best to help as many people enjoy coming to school as much as I do.

What legacy do I want to leave?

Upon finishing the role of Head Girl, I would like to leave behind a positive, supportive, caring student atmosphere and environment. Our school is a very special because of the strong bonds we have between students and staff. I would like to leave knowing that I have helped to grow this positive atmosphere, and contributed to the happy environment that we have here.
I would like to be remembered as a person that was positive and kind. Being compassionate to all people is something that I value, and it would be an honour to be known as someone that was always friendly and treated others with kindness.
I also hope to instigate change within our school, and implement a new tradition and legacy that will be continued for years to come. I am very passionate about caring for our environment, and I hope that I am able to instil this passion within others at Te Puke High School by creating a legacy that encourages our students to care for our environment.

Lochie Barton, Head Boy

What is involved in my student leader role?

As head boy, I work collaboratively with Ashleigh and the other leaders.  We all work alongside the house captains, staff and Student Leadership Team to contribute to the management and leadership of Te Puke High School.  My role includes chairing the Student Executive Council meetings alongside Ashleigh.  The Student Executive Council is a Student led council which all leaders are a part of.  We work together to make key decisions for the students at Te Puke High School.  Another responsibility of being a head student is to run Year 13 forums and promote leadership and involvement from the other Year 13 students and school.  A key part of my role is public speaking, we do a lot of speaking at assemblies and represent our school at the Te Puke ANZAC day.  However, the biggest and most important part of my role is engaging with our amazing students at TPHS and acting as a bridge between the students and staff, enabling everyone to let their voices be heard.

What I propose to do in my student leader role?

I will be approachable as Head Boy and I will strive to be somebody anyone can talk to about anything.  I want to contribute to help make 2018 the best year for Te Puke High School to date.  My role is to help serve the student body and I aim to do so with their ideas and opinions as my number one priority.  There are many students at our school who have so much leadership potential and I would love to help push these students and allow them to realise their potential.  I also believe there lies a lot of talent within the visual arts of Te Puke High School and I aim to work alongside the other members of the visual art committee to embrace and expose the talent we have within the visual arts at Te Puke High School.  I want to give back to Te Puke High School and I am honoured to have the roll of Head Boy for 2018.

What legacy do I want to leave?

As Head Boy, I want to be known as someone who stood for the whole student body, not just myself. I want to be recognised as an individual that listens to people and promotes their ideas. When I leave Te Puke High School I want to have contributed to the visual arts community, helping to showcase the talent that is often unseen. I want to help pave an easier road for students in the future to be heard, because I believe everyone’s voice deserves to be heard. Another thing I would like to help grow is the relationships between all year levels of students, by getting everybody involved with lunch time activities and other mixed year level activities. My biggest goal is to be a part of a collaborative leadership team that contributed to every student at Te Puke High School feeling like it was their best year of school so far, regardless of if it’s their first or last year. I will work to implement strategies, activities and events that will continue to grow the Te Puke High School whānau in the future. Lastly, I would like to be known as someone who students were proud to have represent them because I am proud to be Head Boy here at Te Puke High School and it’s an honour to contribute to serving the student body for 2018.

Tori Kahotea, Arts Leader

What is involved in my student leader role?

As the female Arts Leader, I work alongside Zak to run the Performing Arts Committee, in which we organise and over-see the many Art events throughout the year.  This includes, the Lip Sync competition, the school’s annual Production and the school’s Talent Quest.  As a student leader, I am also a part of the Executive Committee which organises events that occur within the school.

What I propose to do in my student leader role?

Performing Arts have always been a massive part of my life and has become my biggest passion.  My goal is to encourage students from any year group to get involved with any of the Arts events as I believe it is an awesome way for students to gain a lot of confidence and get to know many other students.  There’s a wide range of possibilities for students to express themselves and I believe that Te Puke High School is very fortunate to have so many talented students and I would like to encourage them to showcase their talents.

What legacy do I want to leave?

I hope to leave school knowing that my fellow peers (those in the years below me) will continue to get involved and encourage others to get involved with the school’s Arts events.  I hope that I have encouraged students to step out of their comfort zone and created a positive atmosphere for the Arts as I believe that it helps build confidence and allows students to create a lot of awesome relationships with both staff and students.  I hope to be remembered as the bubbly, positive Arts Leader who was really passionate about her role, as well as someone that other students look to for advice and/or a helping hand.

Zak Proctor, Arts Leader

What is involved in my student leader role?

Kia ora my name is Izak Proctor and I share the leadership role with Tori Kahotea for the Arts.  We are here to provide and educate students about the Arts and to encourage them to develop their Arts skills.  It helps build confidence and self-awareness and allows students to express themselves through the Arts.  In short, my student leader role is to support and encourage students to be part of an exciting team and to help gain and develop new skills.

What I propose to do in my student leader role?

To create a positive environment for students to participate and engage in dance.  To become more proactive.

What legacy do I want to leave?

The most influential people leave behind incredible legacies, will live on in the hearts of the people they come in contact with.  Physically, I will no longer be a part of the school environment but my achievements, philosophies and principles will stay alive, spreading onwards year by year to every student that comes and goes.

Anmol Gill, Cultural Leader

What is involved in my student leader role?

As Cultural Leader, I work alongside Cole where we lead the Cultural Committee.  We organise events and activities such as the Cultural Concert, Cultural games, Cultural market day and Cultural Week.  Through this we promote the acceptance of the growing cultural diversity within our school.  This enables students and staff to learn about the various cultures, hence developing their cultural awareness and appreciation.  In addition to this, I am involved in the Student Executive Committee, where we make important decisions in regards to events that take place at Te Puke High School.

What I propose to do in my student leader role?

I believe that culture is a beautiful aspect and we are very fortunate to belong to a multicultural school and community.  Therefore, I aim to help promote awareness about the growing cultural diversity we have at our school.  I want to integrate people of all cultures to create a sense of unity between students and staff.  I hope to create a passionate environment in terms of culture where I can encourage students and staff to have a positive attitude towards the learning of other cultures as well as take pride in who they are.  Where everyone can express themselves without hesitation and feel welcomed.  I would like to achieve this by establishing more cultural events that would acknowledge and celebrate the cultural presence within our school.

What legacy do I want to leave?

The position of Cultural Leader is a relatively new position and I believe there is an opportunity for positive change.  I’d like to have contributed to a culturally responsive education.  Where we can learn from and respect people from our own culture, as well as, those from other cultures, thus raising cultural awareness.  I hope that by the end of the year, I would have encouraged students and staff to have a passion for culture as well as have developed a better understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultures we have.  Where everyone is able to embrace the dissimilarities and commonalities that different cultures bring, making Te Puke High the truly unique place that it is.

Cole Douglas, Cultural Leader

What is involved in my student leader role?

As Cultural Leader, I will work alongside Anmol Gill and Mrs Kristina Peina.  Together we will work to grow positive cultural awareness in our school.  We will lead the Cultural Committee, a group that will organise events such as Cultural Week and be involved in performance groups like Pasifika by Nature.

What I propose to do in my student leader role?

This year I would like to promote positive cultural responsiveness in our school.  I hope that with more understanding and knowledge of the diverse cultures in our school, students and staff can make our school a place that students from a large range of cultures can feel comfortable to learn and get involved.

What legacy do I want to leave?

I want my legacy to be one where we take a huge step in the right direction of positive cultural awareness within our school and lay the foundations for a more culturally responsive school in the future.

Hannah Simmons, Sports Leader

What is involved in my student leader role?

As Sports Leader, I work alongside my co-leader Sebastian and help lead the Sports Committee, Athletics Day, Cross Country, Swimming Sports also be an active member of the executive council. With being a Sports Leader, there are other roles such as being the Master of Ceremony for the Sports Awards Evening. 

What I propose to do in my student leader role?

As best as I can, I want to celebrate and nurture the successes of Te Puke High School students.  I want to encourage all students to get involved in as much sporting events as they can, try new things and reach out of their comfort zone.  I hope that they realise how much potential they have and push for their goals.

What legacy do I want to leave?

I wish to leave the school knowing that students feel as though they can celebrate their sporting successes and they can be proud of what they have accomplished. 

Sebastian Vallespir, Sports Leader

What is involved in my student leader role?

As a Sports Leader, I have the responsibility to encourage and support athletes of all ages to reach a higher level in sports than they are used too. As Sports Leader, I alongside  Hannah Simmons and Ben Hopkins organise all sporting events throughout the year such as: Athletics, Swimming Sports and Cross Country. We also run a Sports Committee, which includes students of all year levels and genders, we will meet once a week to discuss upcoming events and discuss how we can keep improving ourselves and sports at TPHS.

What I propose to do in my student leader role?

I will offer support to all students of TPHS. I will display the school values in order to be a great role model for our younger students. I will be organised when planning sporting events and running our sports committee and working along with Hannah Simmons we will try and encourage as many people as possible to take up a new sport. This is in order to enrich our sporting culture at TPHS.

What legacy do I want to leave?

I want to do the best job possible this year in all aspects.  I will put 100% effort into everything we do as a team and as an individual so that when people look back at us in the years to come they can see how good this team of leaders was. In sports I would like for more people to take part in sports at TPHS as this will enrich our sporting culture and we will have the opportunity to have many more of our athletes competing at a national and or international level.

Meet our House Captains for 2017

Each of the fve houses (Blake, Hillary, Morihana, Ngata and Sheppard) are led by two student House Captains and a teacher, who is the Head of House.
The student House Captains for this year are:

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Jennifer Howell

Jennifer Howell

Jaden Nathan

Jaden Nathan

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Xanthe Barton

Xanthe Barton

Travis Moke

Travis Moke

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Ashley Taylor

Ashley Taylor

Johnny Dinsdale

Johnny Dinsdale

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Jayda Walters

Jayda Walters

Liam Donnelly

Liam Donnelly

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Sophie Wardell

Sophie Wardell

Kyle Snare

Kyle Snare

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