Throughout 2016, becoming head girl was one of my dreams and when the honor was bestowed on me, I couldn’t believe it, the excitement has not left. To be working along side Ashish and leading Queen Charlotte College is such a privilege. Together, I hope we can overcome any obstacles that we encounter and continue to uphold the great reputation of our school. Ultimately Ashish and I aim to keep and use the unique culture of the school to make our younger students feel welcome, safe, and part of our whanau. From my position I hope to inspire, motivate, and encourage our pupils to be the best they can, be it sporting or academic. Above all, I hope to ensure that QCC is a fun place to be in 2017.
It was perhaps the biggest moment of my schooling years, when my name was announced for Head Boy of Queen Charlotte College. I was absolutely thrilled, perhaps even that is an understatement. I’m sure the year ahead will hold many challenges for Rosie and I, and certainly the Student Council too. Utilising our free time at school to enhance the experience for younger students is our main goal, while maintaining a safe and welcoming studying environment around the school. One of my personal goals is to be a role model who motivates others to do their best, while remaining open to input from others at all times. Ultimately however, the concept of Ake Tonu is the backbone of all our goals, it underpins our values and our ethics. Every member of the school should aim to display Awhina, Kaha and Endeavour whenever possible, as this can only refine Queen Charlotte College’s already exceptional reputation.