Student Leaders

Samuel Trass

Head Boy - 2023

Hi, I’m Samuel and I am the Head Boy for 2023.

This year so far I, along with the prefect team, have run a number of student-led assemblies which inform the students about cool events and days that have been planned by students for students.

This year so far has been very successful in terms of student spirit and involvement and I can speak for everyone in saying it’s really cool to see.

Heading into the next part of this year I aim to encourage the younger students throughout our school to be brave, and come and join these cool activities we have going on regularly. Help them get their wants and needs to be met. To make them more comfortable coming to school every day because I know how tough it can be.

Kaia Raethel

Deputy Head Girl- 2023

‘Poipoia te kakano, kia puᾱwai’

Being Deputy Head Girl so far this year has included being a peer support leader and helping out with our year 9 students, attending a leadership conference over at Waikato University with a whole heap of other kura, holding student-led assemblies, as well as representing our kura at both the Dawn Service and Parade on Anzac Day.

Kapa haka has become a huge part of my time, practising every weekend, as our kura will be standing in the Te Arawa Secondary Regionals on the 16th of June. This kaupapa is very important to me as it will be my final stand for Te Kura o Ngā Moana.

As we move further into the year, I wish to gain more experience with our juniors, other kura, and the community.

Uenuku Malcolm-Papworth

Deputy Head Boy - 2023

 “Ehara tāku toa I te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini”
My strength is not as an individual, but as a collective.
Kia Ora, ko Uenuku toku ingoa.
During my time here as deputy head, I have accomplished many different things, with all the help and support from each and everyone here, such as teachers, and other students. Such as participating in the Anzac dawn service for our school, taking part in kapa haka for the second time, I have helped out Rotokawa in sporting events thanks to Ms. Hodge, and taking part in a leadership meeting at Waikato University with my fellow head prefects and helped do our first student-led assembly.
I look forward to further representing our school in many different ways with the help of my fellow head prefects and all the other prefect captains so that we can further elevate Te Kura O Ngā Moana to the best of our abilities.