We offer a wide range of opportunities for learners to step up and lead different areas of the school each year. The recognised learners in our school are role models, the face of the school and ultimate leaders of specialist groups, behaviour, activities and fundraising events. The leaders have a wide range of responsibilities around the school, depending on their role.
Senior students foster tuakana-teina and are encouraged to lead and support the junior students in various activities.
We have developed a specialist leadership programme for our Year 7/8 students. These opportunities involve the students going on a bi-annual trip to Wellington, attending leadership summits, participating in the WIlliam Pike Challenge and working in school to develop their leadership skills and strategies.
Senior students are encouraged to take on peer mediator duties. Students use our school values to reward positive behaviour that they have seen, as well as use the Zones of Regulation to work through small problems with their peers in the playground. Students have records of positive behaviour and are able to award Mana Awards.
We foster and help develop our seniors to become self-managed learners that strive for new opportunities where they realise that in order to see results they need to take action themselves.