On the 27th through to the 29th January, Simon and I took our Student Exec team out to Peel Forest Eco Lodge. It was a fantastic opportunity to get to know the team as well as giving us the opportunity to discuss, plan, and reflect.
This year's Exec is an amazing group and they have many ideas and initiatives. The team are:
Head Girl - Amelia Houston
Head Boy - Karma Gyeltshen
Deputy Head Girl - Connie McFarlane
Deputy Head Boy - Jack Rusbridge
MacDonald House Captain - Jacob Price
Tripp House Captain - Lydia Wilson
Acland House Captain - Milly Autridge
Cox House Captain - Jemma Hayes
Rangitahi Leader - Alesha Martin
Cultural Captain - Bella Kircher
Sports Captains - Lucy Harrison and Tom Harding
BOT Rep - Olivia Paton
We are off to a strong start with the Exec keen to connect with students, staff and our community. We were fortunate to have many staff make the effort to come out to the camp to meet with the students. Many thanks to Marie Donaldson and Eve who worked with the students on their mihi's, the powhiri and taught them games. Cate's talk about personality types had the students thinking and talking for a good while. It was wonderful to see PACMAN (sans the man, unfortunately), Eliza, Jane, Bronnie, Kate, Andy, Amy and Anita being taught a game by the Exec team in spite of the heat and the sandflies.
I look forward to working with the Exec this year and as a confident and proactive group, I am sure you will find they serve our school well.