Welcome to the new term. As you probably heard, our Principal Mrs Ryan is unwell and will be on sick leave for the term. She is in our thoughts and prayers as she recuperates. On Friday 9 February we held our Leadership Mass.
We acknowledged some of our student leaders – specifically our student Leadership Team, Level Leaders and House Captains
Level Leaders for 2018: Year 9 – Elisapeta Aaifou-Aloisio & Tanisha Ramji Year 10 – Lillian Woodbury & Kennedy Payne Year 11 – Hannah McGinty & Lizzie Atonio Year 12 – Josephine Paxie & Sydnie Williams Year 13 – Tiffany Jacobs & Bri Mitchell
House Captains: Maria – Jufael Salu Joan – Yvonne Atonio Teresa – Taliah Sulupo Bernadette – Decima Schmidt Catherine – Amour Kennach Anne – Evie Henderson
At the end of last year, we introduced a new leadership role – Deputy Head Girl House. We identified a need to revamp our House events to support our vision of sisterhood, teamwork and a sense of belonging. With this new position came a change to the selection process – this year we put the student vote alongside the vote from the staff leadership team.
The challenge for our House Captains and Deputies is to help create a House system that encourages sisterhood, team-work and a sense of belonging. A House system we can be proud of.
Student Leadership Team:
Head Girl Lynette Sosefo Deputy Head Girl Special Character Caitlin Ramoo Deputy Head Girl House Bea Jayme Deputy Head Girl Arts Zoe Simpson Deputy Head Girl Sport Ainsleyana Pulieata Deputy Head Girl Culture Laina Semu Deputy Head Girl Level Leaders Ebony Hodge
Last week Yr13 were on a 3 day Leadership camp. On the first evening we learnt the school Haka. Leading this was a former St Mary’s student and a former St Mary’s teacher. We are grateful to them for their support
Mā te tuakana ka tōtika te teina, mā te teina ka tōtika te tuakana
(From the older, the younger learns how to do it, from the younger, the older learns how to be tolerant/everyone has responsibilities, both the old and the young)
Finally, I would like to thank you all for your ongoing support of our College and look forward to meeting more of our new whanau and reconnecting with current whanau